Humans’ ability to learn from and teach others is a feature that sets our species apart. Students will investigate learning across the lifespan. What hinders learning and what enhances it? We will learn about engagement, memory, analogical reasoning, executive function, social-emotional components of learning, mindset, “grit”, insight, stereotype threat and more. Students will observe learning in formal (e.g., classrooms) and informal settings (e.g., museums) and then conduct their own study of learning with human subjects. Students will produce an APA-style research paper and formal presentation as their final project. We will leave with evidence-based tips to improve our own learning!
We are no longer admitting high school students to the 2018 Summer Session.
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