At the nexus of learning and innovation
May
29
May 29, 2:00 pm
Where

Tuesday 29 May 2018 from 2.00-3.30pm
in Room 612, Education Building A35, University of Sydney

Join us on May 29th for a Learning and Innovation seminar with Dr Polly Lai

Where

Tuesday 29 May 2018 from 2.00-3.30pm
in Room 612, Education Building A35, University of Sydney

Invisible nanoscale phenomena are difficult to learn, as people have no experience of observing nanoparticles and their behaviours in everyday life. To help address this issue two different treatment conditions were developed: (a) working with two different Agent-Based Models (ABMs) and (b) watching two dynamic visualisations. This seminar will discuss as empirical study conducted to compare students in these two groups in terms of reasoning strategies on assessments of declarative and explanatory knowledge as well as solving transfer problems. It will look at the findings, which suggest that the ABM students’ reasoning strategies on the explanatory knowledge tasks and problem-solving activities seemed to have been influenced by the previous computationally embodied learning experience and how the dynamic visualization students seemed to rely on memory retrieval of information from the videos.

  • Room 612, Education Building A35
  • Tuesday 29 May 2018 from 2.00-3.30pm (join us from 1.45 for a coffee)
  • No registration needed, just come on the day
  • This seminar will not be recorded

Polly Lai profile photoDr Polly Lai is an Educational Developer at UNSW. Before joining UNSW, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Learning Cognition Lab (LCL) led by Professor Michelene Chi at Arizona State University. Her research interests include embodied cognition based approaches involving the use of computational models and visualisations to help university students learn challenging concepts in nanoscience. Polly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, and has five years work experience with a semiconductor manufacturing company as an instructional designer developing online courses for engineering professional development. She received her PhD and Master of Learning Sciences and Technology from the University of Sydney.

Event contact information

crli.info@sydney.edu.au