The Future of Learning Is Now, Thanks to Science
Is there a right or wrong way to learn? Dr. Stephen Kosslyn is an expert on the science of learning, with more than 30 years of experience working at elite institutions such as Harvard and Stanford. He also thinks that higher education could learn a lot about how people learn, and that’s why he became the Founding Dean and Chief Learning Officer of the Minerva Schools at KGI. On this podcast, Dr. Kosslyn explains how people learn and how his institution is changing the way learning is approached — one student at a time.
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Resources from Dr. Stephen Kosslyn:
- Minerva Schools at KGI
- “Building the Intentional University: Minerva and the Future of Higher Education”
- “Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses”
Studies and research discussed:
- Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics | 2014 study
- Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses | Inside Higher Ed
- Tutors See Stereotypes and Gender Bias in SAT. Testers See None of the Above. | New York Times
- New Evidence of Racial Bias on SAT | Inside Higher Ed
- Stereotype Threat and the Intellectual Test Performance of African Americans | Claude M. Steele. Stanford University, 1995
- Stereotype Susceptibility: Identity Salience and Shifts in Quantitative Performance | Margaret Shih, Todd L. Pittinsky, Nalini Ambady, 1999
- Twenty Years of Stereotype Threat Research: A Review of Psychological Mediators | National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine
- “Cognitive Psychology: Mind And Brain”
- “Image and Brain: The Resolution of the Imagery Debate”
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