Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman speaks about education reform May 19

May 15, 2014

The MIT Office of Digital Learning presents Carl Wieman, a Nobel Laureate, educator, and MIT alum who will discuss his work on education reform on Monday, May 19th, 2014 from 11:00am to 12:00pm in MIT Room 3-270.  He will discuss how cognitive psychology research illuminated what it means to “think like a scientist or engineer” as well as how those abilities are developed.  He will also show comparitive data on the learning of expertise that results from different teaching methods in college courses.  This event is free and open to the public.  Light snacks and refreshments will be served.  For more information, visit this website.  This event is part of the ODL’s seminar series xTalks, which focuses on facilitating awareness, deep understanding, and transference of educational innovations at MIT and elsewhere.

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