Cognitive and Metacognitive Resources for Learning and Teaching Science

David Hammer

University of Maryland

Dec. 4, 2008, 3:00 PM
Room 385 Serin (East)

Our inter-departmental group at Maryland studies the learning and teaching of science, from childhood through graduate-level expertise. We work from and argue for perspectives on knowledge and reasoning as involving manifold resources of various kinds. I'll give an overview of this work, with examples from studies of students' reasoning at a range of levels as well as from studies of teachers' attention to students' reasoning, and I'll discuss near-term implications and long-term directions for research.

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