Schedule

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Summary of Events

Each talk will be presented by one of our guest speakers, with an extended (15-20 minute) question-and-answer session to follow. Each speaker will also lead one smaller round-table discussion during the conference. This discussion will take place after the speaker’s presentation, and will use that presentation as a springboard for discussion among interested scholars from diverse fields. Attendees will also have the opportunity to share and discuss each other’s ideas during a poster session.

Thursday, September 11 – Agenda

Time Event Location
8:30 – 9:10 AM Registration 2nd Floor
9:10 – 9:20 AM Welcome from Jeffrey Zacks, Associate Chair, Department of Psychology, Professor, Psychology and Radiology, Washington University Room 200
9:20 – 10:05 AM Ann Saterbak / Engineering
“Authentic Engineering Design Projects for First-Year Students”
Room 200
10:05 – 10:50 PM Richard Mayer / Cognitive Science
“Research-Based Principles for Designing Multimedia Instruction”
Room 200
10:50 – 11:45 AM Diane Bunce / Chemistry
“So How Do We Implement Cognitive Science into Teaching?”
Room 200
11:45 – 1:25 PM Lunch 3rd Floor
1:25 – 2:10 PM Jose Mestre / Physics
“Cognitive Research in STEM: What it Tells Us About Student Perception and Performance and How it Can Inform Teaching”
Room 200
2:10 – 2:55 PM Danielle McNamara / Cognitive Science
“Beyond Cognition: Stepping up to the Complexity of the STEM Classroom”
Room 200
2:55 – 3:15 PM Alumni Project: Jamie Jensen
“Teaching to the Test… or Testing to Teach: Exams Requiring Higher-order Thinking Skills Encourage Greater Conceptual Understanding”
Room 200
3:15 – 3:35 PM Break
3:35 – 4:35 PM Round-table Discussions Room 200, 255, 240, 221, Boardroom
4:45 – 6:15 PM Reception and Poster Session O’Donnell Lounge
6:15 PM Dinner (on your own)

 

Friday, September 12 – Agenda

Time Event Location
8:30 – 9:00 AM Breakfast 2nd Floor
9:00 – 9:45 AM Mark McDaniel & Gina Frey
“Individual Differences in Learning Approaches and their Impact in General Chemistry”
Room 200
9:45 – 10:30 AM Susan Wick / Biology
“Who’s Doing the Learning Here? Learning Science by Doing Science in the Classroom”
Room 200
10:30 – 11:15 AM Hal Pashler / Cognitive Science
“Promoting retention through temporal spacing”
Room 200
11:15 – 1:00 PM Lunch 3rd Floor
1:00 – 1:45 PM Sean Brophy / Engineering
“Design Challenges as Contexts for Systems Thinking, Teaming, and Workforce Development”
3rd Floor
1:45 – 2:30 AM John Dunlosky / Cognitive Science
“Promises and Pitfalls of Harnessing Metacognition to Improve Student Learning”
Room 200
2:30 – 2:50 PM Break
2:50 – 3:35 PM Round-table Discussions Room 200, 255, 240, 221, and Boardroom
3:35 – 4:35 PM Closing Discussion & Future Directions Room 200
4:35 PM Leave for Airport