Helping Students Achieve: Promising Practices and Strategies from Cognitive Science

2017 AE3 Distinguished Lecture
Professor John Dunlosky, Kent State University

Thursday April 6, 4:00 – 5:00pm
1000 Micro and Nano Technology Lab

Students are expected to learn a great deal of information, and as they progress from grade school to college, they are increasingly responsible for guiding their learning outside of class.  Thus, students could benefit from easy-to-use strategies that support durable and efficient learning.  I’ll discuss which strategies students believe are the best and which ones they use the most, and I’ll describe a variety of promising strategies that they should use.  In discussing relevant evidence, I will also highlight a variety of methods that can be used more generally to assess the efficacy of various educational interventions aimed at helping STEM students achieve.

Dr. John Dunlosky is a Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences and the Director of the Science of Learning and Education Center at Kent State University, where he has taught since 2004.  He has contributed empirical and theoretical work on metacognition and self-regulated learning, and his current research focus is on discovering techniques that will improve students’ learning and achievement across the lifespan.  Dr. Dunlosky is a member of the Governing Board of the Psychonomic Society, a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, a founder of the International Association for Metacognition, and co-authored Metacognition, the first textbook on the topic.