Missed in Plain Sight: Effects of Instruction on Noticing and Transfer || Daniel Schwartz (Stanford University)

Missed in Plain Sight: Effects of Instruction on Noticing and Transfer || Daniel Schwartz (Stanford University)

Date & Time

18 March 2010, 00:00

Venue

Department

Learning Sciences Lab (LSL)
Office of Education Research (OER)

Category

Talk

Events Details

Abstract

Students, like all people, see what they know and miss what they do not. For example, in two studies (N=250), 14-year-old students were taught about density and could effectively solve density problems. However, this knowledge blinded them to density’s deep structure, namely the ratio of two physical properties. This had consequences for their abilities to transfer to new physics topics. This talk will discuss how we can tell if students are noticing the deep structure and how to further them to do so.


Time 
10:30 - 12:00

Venue

Lecture Theatre 1, Block 7, National Institute of Education
(NIE 07-01-LT1)