WST Learning Community Dinner, 10/2/2017

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Monday October 2, 2017
      6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Stein House/4th St. A Apartments, 4th and Techwood, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
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  • Fee(s):
    N/A
  • Extras:
    Free food
Contact

Carol Colatrella (carol.colatrella@lmc.gatech.edu)

Summaries

Summary Sentence: WST Learning Community dinner with Director of Learning Sciences Research Dr. Wendy Newstetter.

Full Summary: Join Director of Learning Sciences Research Dr. Wendy Newstetter for complimentary dinner and discussion on initiatives involving problem-based learning (PBL) in classrooms and on-going advancements in designing educational environments.

Join Director of Learning Sciences Research Dr. Wendy Newstetter for complimentary dinner and discussion on initiatives involving problem-based learning (PBL) in classrooms and on-going advancements in designing educational environments.

Wendy C. Newstetter's research focuses on understanding cognition and learning in interdisciplines with an eye towards designing educational environments that support the development of integrative thinking and problem solving. Towards that end, she uses ethnographic methods to study in-vivo learning and problem solving in research laboratories—tissue engineering, neuroengineering and biorobotics—where the nature of the problems demands multidisciplinary teams with complementary skills and knowledge. Newstetter uses this research to then inform the design of problem-based learning (PBL) classrooms designed to support the development of integrative knowledge building and reasoning strategies. Most recently, she has been working to develop PBL models for instructional laboratories where students use techniques learned to tackle student-generated problems on the bench top. Newstetter also works with faculty both at Georgia Tech and throughout the nation through Project Kaleidoscope to develop more effective science, math, and engineering educational environments informed by learning and cognitive science research.

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
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Groups

The Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Public, Undergraduate students
Categories
Career/Professional development
Keywords
problem-based learning, college of engineering, educational environments, cognitive science research
Status
  • Created By: Christina Lucas
  • Workflow Status: Draft
  • Created On: Aug 17, 2017 - 1:02pm
  • Last Updated: Aug 17, 2017 - 1:03pm