Tag: Cognitive Science

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Cognitive Science Tips for Student Memorization

April 15, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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Teaching professionals sometimes worry that emphasizing rote memorization detracts from deeper thinking in learning, but memorization is an important part of increasing knowledge and expertise, writes Michelle Miller, professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Northern Arizona University, in a recent Faculty Focus story. In the article, Miller gives tips based on cognitive science […]

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Applying Cognitive Science in the Classroom

March 13, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

Evidence-Based Strategies /

Applying insights from cognitive-science research is one of the core things we do at The Teaching Center, including through workshops for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students. Faculty Focus recently explored this topic in a trio of posts by Maryellen Weimer, PhD. (Links to each article below are arranged in order of publication date.) Weimer provides insight into […]

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Stephen Kosslyn Presents The Minerva Schools

March 11, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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In this second lecture in the new “Innovations and Evidence-based Pedagogies in Undergraduate STEM Courses Speaker Series,” Stephen M. Kosslyn, psychologist and founding dean of The Minerva Schools, discussed the philosophy and workings of the school. “Minerva is focused on practical knowledge for the 21st century,” he began, illustrating this idea by engaging the audience in reflection on an ethical […]

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