Talk: 'Using Learning Sciences Research to Improve Computing Teaching'
April 25, 2018
3:30 pm-5:00 pm
Computer Science Building
UMass Amherst Campus
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.