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A Few Things Cognitive Science Teaches us About Effective Teaching

IFEES-IIDEA December Webinar

December 7, 2017 at 13:00 UTC


Rebecca Brent
President of Education Designs Inc., USA
Richard Felder
Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University, USA
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In the past three to four decades, cognitive scientists have discovered a lot about the learning process—what happens in the brain when we learn something and what methods and conditions of instruction promote learning.  It turns out that the practices of the standard lecture-based teaching model are not on the list of promotive factors. This presentation reviews some of the principal findings of the scientists, outlines practical teaching strategies based on those findings, and reviews evidence that those strategies are indeed more effective than the traditional ones.