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Talk: 'Using Learning Sciences Research to Improve Computing Teaching'

Event Details

April 25, 2018
3:30 pm-5:00 pm

Computer Science Building

Room: 151

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Deanna Roux

Mark Guzdial, professor and computing education researcher at Georgia Institute of Technology, speaks on "Using Learning Sciences Research to Improve Computing Teaching."

Abstract: "Researchers still understand too little about the cognitive difficulties of learning programming, but we now have several new methods that draw on lessons from across learning sciences. In this talk, I describe three examples of ways to teach computing that are just starting to appear in computer science classes. We can use prediction to help students retain knowledge from in-class live coding. We can improve learning and transfer by using subgoal labeling. We can use Examples+Practice to provide more flexible and efficient ways to learn programming."

Reception begins at 3:30 p.m. followed by the talk at 4.