Twenty-five years ago, it was thought going from the “lab to the classroom” using neuroscientific insight was a “bridge too far” (Bruer, 1997). Now, the new and emerging fields within the Learning Sciences, including Mind, Brain, and Education science, have laid out better guidelines for research, policy and practice (Tokuhama-Espinosa, Nouri & Daniel, 2020). Over the past two decades, research in the learning sciences has directly contributed to the likelihood of learning in the classroom, yet few educators are explicitly taught this information.
On 7 May, 2021, the Global Science of Learning Network is hosting a three-part series on "Digital Learning: Promises and Possibilities for the Science of Learning in a Post-Pandemic Educational Landscape." This three-part series will consider the macro, meso and micro changes occurring within the educational landscape catalyzed by the pandemic.
Throughout each session we will consider how digital technology has changed the Learning Sciences and what this means for educational design and teaching. Participants are invited to actively engaged in a “flipped classroom” experience by watching a pre-encounter video, submitting questions beforehand, and discussing ideas in the live meeting.
Session 1 (macro): This interactive, flipped exchange will look at the long-lasting macro-level changes in education post-pandemic, including modifications in (a) assessment-evaluation-feedback; (b) curriculum; (c) the use of time and space; and (d) the changing student profile. Please watch this video and then post at least one question or comment here. We will select six questions to frame the live, synchronous encounter.
Session 2 (meso): Instructional design and digital tools for learning.
Session 3 (micro): Pedagogical practices that are supported by evidence in the learning sciences.
You're welcome to take part in the GSoLEN Digital Learning Event by following the link.
GSOLEN focuses on engaging all sectors key to wide scale learning science implementation---researchers, practitioners, philanthropists, and policymakers---to develop and share strategies that will be successful across different cultures and nations.