Joe Kim is an Associate Professor in Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour at McMaster University and is actively involved in the scholarship of teaching and learning. He co-ordinates the innovative McMaster Introductory Psychology (macintropsych.com) program which combines traditional lectures with interactive on-line resources and small group tutorials. The program has been prominently featured in Maclean’s, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and numerous education media outlets. He directs the Education & Cognition Lab which aims to understand how cognitive principles such as attention, memory and learning can be applied to develop evidence-based interventions in education and training. He also organizes the annual McMaster Symposium on Education & Cognition (edcog.ca) which brings together cognitive scientists, educators and policy makers to explore how cognitive science can be applied to educational policy and instructional design. Recent honours include: D2L Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award, Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2017), Residence Life Campus Partner of the Year (2012), Innovator of the Year Award (McMaster VPR, 2010), President’s Award for Excellence in Course and Resource Design (2010).
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How I applied cognitive science to make university education experience more accessible, personal, and durable
Cognitive scientists have been systematically studying processes such as attention, memory and learning in the lab for more than 150 years. This rich resource of knowledge has been only recently applied to developing evidence-based interventions in education. The promise of this research has been to promote learning that is durable – extending beyond short-term testing and into long-term retention of information. In this talk, I share some of the lessons learned as researchers begin to develop prescriptions for educators.
May 8th, 2018
Schedule to be posted after presenter registration has ended.
Presenter registration will be available until March 30th, 2018.
Attendee registration will be available until April 20th, 2018.