The Working Group on How Students Learn heard lectures by several speakers in its five sessions during Spring 2011. The content captured in the Speaker Series gives rich insight into how students learn through the lenses of several different disciplines: neuroscience, cognitive science, anthropology, psychology, and education. Click on the titles below to access videos and summaries of their talks as well as their professional profiles.

Daniela Kaufer, Associate Professor, Integrative Biology: What can Neuroscience Research Teach Us about Teaching? (Jan. 25, 2011)

Jean Lave, Professor Emerita, Department of Geography: Learning as a Socially Situated Activity (Feb. 22, 2011)

Rosemary Joyce, Professor, Department of Anthropology: Learning as Legitimate Peripheral Participation (Feb. 22, 2011)

Arthur Shimamura, Professor, Department of Psychology: Active Learning AND Testing: The Key to Long-Lasting Memories (Mar. 8, 2011)

John Kihlstrom, Professor, Department of Psychology: How Students Learn: A Perspective from Cognitive and Social Psychology (Mar. 8, 2011)

Martin Covington, Professor of the Graduate School, Department of Psychology: Why Students Learn and (Sometimes) Don’t Learn (Mar. 29, 2011)

Lawrence Lowery, Professor Emeritus, Graduate School of Education: Effective Teaching for Effective Learning (Mar. 29, 2011)

Kathleen Metz, Professor, Graduate School of Education: The Interplay of Conceptual Understanding and Engagement in Disciplinary Practices (Apr. 19, 2011)

Alan Schoenfeld, Professor, Graduate School of Education: Learning to Think Mathematically (or like a scientist, or like a writer, or …) (Apr. 19, 2011)