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Authors and scientists Mark A. McDaniel and Henry L. (Roddy) Roediger, III, join the Whiting School of Engineering’s EP Faculty Forward Fellowship program and the Hopkins community for a 60-minute interactive presentation followed by a 30 minute Q&A session into the science of successful learning. Participants will explore data from cognitive psychology and learn how to apply techniques to their teaching to help students achieve a meaningful understanding of the material.
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Mark McDaniel is a Professor of Psychology, with a joint appointment in Education, at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the founding co-director of the university’s recently inaugurated Center for Integrative Research on Cognition, Learning, and Education. He graduated with an AB in Psychology and Mathematics from Oberlin College (1974) and received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado (1980). McDaniel is well-known for his work in the application of cognitive psychological principles to education. Over the past 30 years, he has published over 200 articles, chapters, and edited books in the area of human learning and memory, with numerous papers focused on applying cognition to education. He has published two books to facilitate the dissemination of research literature pertinent to memory and to cognitive aging.
Roddy Roediger is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Science. He graduated with a BA in Psychology from Washington & Lee University (1969) and received his PhD from Yale University (1973) in cognitive psychology. Roediger’s research has centered on human learning and memory, and he has published over 300 articles and chapters on various aspects of cognitive processes involved in remembering. His recent research has primarily focused on applying principles of cognitive psychology to improve learning in educational contexts, especially how testing (or retrieval practice) improves later retention. Retrieving an event or fact or story can strengthen their representation in memory and make them more likely to be retrieved in the future. He has published three textbooks that have been through a combined total of 23 editions and he has co-edited ten other books.
This workshop will prepare Johns Hopkins faculty of the Homewood Campus to teach online by comparing how this modality differs from teaching in the classroom or the remote experience many faculty had in the spring.
The workshop will showcase methods used in Homewood undergraduate courses taught online and discuss general best practices all instructors can employ.
The Faculty Forward Fellowship Program is developed, implemented, and facilitated by faculty and instructional designers. The program models best practices in online, face-to-face, and blended learning modalities by offering both online and face-to-face components. The faculty fellows who complete the program will push the boundaries for what is possible in online and digital learning which is critical to the vision of the Whiting School of Engineering/Engineering for Professionals and Johns Hopkins University. The faculty who participate in the program will be better equipped with the strategies and tools needed in today’s ever-evolving higher education climate.