Saturday April 22, 2017
Lecture Hall in the Mathematical Science Building
Komaba Campus, The University of Tokyo
Optimizing your learning of science and engineering
Over the past few decades a great deal has been learned about the thinking processes of experts, particularly scientists and engineers, and how learners can most eﬃciently develop those useful adaptive high-level thinking skills. Most notable is the ﬁnding that such skills are developed, not innate, but quite speciﬁc mental processes are required for their development. The research shows that much of what university students are told by their teachers as to how to best learn is not correct. Dr. Wieman will discuss the nature of those expert thinking processes and how students can apply this research to guide and improve their own studying and learning. After the discussion there will be time to ask lots of questions!