Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

STEM Education Seminar: Dr. Sanjoy Mahajan

Event Series 


Faculty, Staff, Graduate & Professional Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, Undergraduates

Event Time 

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location of Event: 

21st Century Instructional Design

Event Description 

Dr. Sanjoy Mahajan

Title: 21st Century Instructional Design

Abstract: Between the frying pan of the usual, topic-centered instruction (one darn thing after another) and the fire of pure discovery learning, how do you stay cool? I will describe task-centered instruction: its basis in cognitive science, especially in cognitive-load theory; how it combines the good aspects of the frying pan and the fire to foster long-term learning; its analog in the research on parenting styles; and how it helps us make principled choices about technology and the place of residential teaching.

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View slides from the seminar.

The STEM Education Seminar Series is sponsored by the Helmsley Charitable Trust.