Sunday, April 23, 2017
Lecture Hall in the Mathematical Science Building
Komaba Campus, The University of Tokyo
Getting to the Heart of Learning: Evidence-based Science Education
Guided by experimental tests of theory and practice, science and engineering have advanced rapidly in the past 500 years. Guided primarily by tradition and dogma, the learning and teaching of these subjects meanwhile has remained largely medieval. Research on how people learn is now revealing much more effective ways to learn, teach, and evaluate learning than what is in use in the traditional university class. This research is setting the stage for a new approach to teaching and learning that can provide the relevant and effective science and engineering education for all students that is needed for the 21st century. Although the focus of the talk is on undergraduate science and engineering learning and teaching, where the data is the most compelling, the underlying principles come from studies of the general development of expertise and apply widely.
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※ Please come to the symposium venue by 13:50 (at least 10 minutes before the start). As we expect high demand, your seat may be offered to to someone else if you do not.
※ If you wish to cancel your registration and free a seat for someone else, please email us at gfd-tokyo (at) adm.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp as soon as possible.
※ If you have any questions or special needs, please email us at gfd-tokyo (at) adm.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp by April 9.
(We hope to accommodate all your request. However, there is the possibility that we might not be able to. Thank you for your understanding.)