Literature seminar

  • Date: –13:00
  • Location: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 6K1113 (aktiva lärosalen i källaren, hus 6)
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  • Organiser: TUR - teknisk-naturvtenskapliga fakultetens universitetspedagogiska råd
  • Contact person: Maja Elmgren
  • Seminarium

Literature seminar series with thematic discussions on chapters from: How Learning Works – Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching

Chapter 4 How Do Students Develop Mastery?

Before this literature seminar, we will read chapter 4, which concerns how students develop mastery. We will discuss questions like:
·        What are the most important aspects of mastery in our different disciplines?
·        What are the important differences between conscious and unconscious competence? How does the awareness influence our possibilities to guide the students learning process? How can we detect our expert blind spots?
·        How can we identify the key component skills and teach them?
·        If complex problems are what we want students to be able to solve, don’t we counteract this through breaking them apart?
·        What would be the best way to manage cognitive load in our disciplines? What might be problematic if we don’t?
·        What strategies can we use for students to integrate key components?
·        What is meant by “teach for transfer”, and how can that be done in our disciplines?

On this year's literature seminars, we read and discuss the chapter of the book ""How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching"" av Ambrose, Bridges, DiPietro, Lovett, och Norman (se
The chapters are independent, so you can follow the whole series or come and discuss individual chapters. We end in June by a summary of the whole seminar series.

In an accessible way, the book describes tools, principles and research base for learning, and can be seen as an independent progression from the course in Student-active learning. You do not need prior experience/knowledge of subject didactics, but for those interested we will provide opportunities to go beyond the book through other articles.

If you wish to have a salad (for which you will have to pay some tax - “förmånsbeskattad”) please send an e-mail to Pia Westerlund at the latest on Wednesday 22nd January. Don´t forget to include any dietary requirements.

The following seminars are on Mondays 12:15 - 13:00 in 6K1113 at Ångström
2/3: Chapter 5. What Kinds of Practice and Feedback Enhance Learning?
30/3: Chapter 6. Why Do Student Development and Course Climate Matter for Student Learning?
4/5: Chapter 7. How Do Students Become Self-Directed Learners?
8/6: Summing up