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Colloquium - Newstetter

DLC 170

Agentive Learning on the Frontiers of Science
Georgia Institute of Technology
Wendy Newstetter photo

Biomedical engineering research laboratories are unique educational settings, supporting exceptionally rich, interdisciplinary learning for newcomers (undergrads) and old-timers (post-docs/PIs) alike. We have been investigating cognition and learning in two of these labs -- one developing engineered vascular tissue, the other studying "learning in a dish" -- using ethnographic methods and cognitive historical analysis.

Our findings in these innovation communities have caused us to re-evaluate certain traditional characterizations of cognition while revealing structures and principles both situated in the environment, which foster robust, life-long learning on the frontiers of science. Our goal is to translate these findings into design principles for more traditional learning environments. In my talk, I will discuss our findings on both the cognitive and learning fronts.

Sponsored by the Center for Lifelong Learning & Design.

The Department holds colloquia throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. These colloquia, open to the public, are typically held on Thursday afternoons, but sometimes occur at other times as well. If you would like to receive email notification of upcoming colloquia, subscribe to our Colloquia Mailing List. If you would like to schedule a colloquium, see Colloquium Scheduling.

Sign language interpreters are available upon request. Please contact Stephanie Morris at least five days prior to the colloquium.

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Department of Computer Science
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