University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

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Friday, February 27th 2015
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Leon Hsu, University of Minnesota
Subject: Using the Cognitive Apprenticeship Framework to Inform and Shape Instruction in Physics

Of the many types of instruction that have been used throughout human history, the apprenticeship framework is one of the most successful and enduring and its imprint can be found in a wide variety of contexts, including the coaching of elite athletes, the training of professional musicians, and the education of physics graduate students. In this talk, I will discuss the idea of a "cognitive apprenticeship," which brings ideas from the apprenticeship framework into the academic arena, as well as how it has been used to design undergraduate physics instruction at the University of Minnesota.

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