Educational Technology

December 23, 2018

What College Professors Should Know About Learning Science

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

By Jeffrey R. Young, EdSurge

Researchers are gaining a better understanding of how people learn—both what works and what doesn’t go so well—in the classroom. The next step is to apply that research in actual college instruction.  One person pushing to put learning science into practice on college campuses is Sanjay Sarma, vice president for open learning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  We really need to spend time thinking about how to motivate students, how to make them curious. It’s like saliva. You’re hungry, saliva flows. You’re motivated, dopamine flows. So we need to somehow work on that, it is very human. That’s another key point. The humanization also involves things like arts and the humanities and having fun. I really think that we have to look at it from that perspective. The lens ought to be, in my view, a completely different perspective than just tweaking the existing system. I’m not suggesting blowing up schools.

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