GSIs and the Science of Learning

Categories: Feature Article

How are the roles of GSIs and faculty different? Does students’ laptop use in class affect their learning? What are the best conditions for students to learn in GSI-led sections and labs? Silvia Bunge introduces research on student perceptions of GSIs, factors that influence learning, and recommendations for GSIs in light of the research in The Science of Learning: An Overview for GSIs. Video and slides available (see links below). Silvia Bunge is a professor in the Department of Psychology and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at UC Berkeley, where she directs the Bunge lab on the Building Blocks of Cognition.