TeachLab Seminar Series: Teaching How to Learn
Professor Lorraine Graham and Dr Sean Kang, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne
A Q&A panel discussion on the ARC Discovery Project titled Teaching How to Learn: Promoting Self-Regulated Learning in STEM Classes. This project investigated key factors that influence change in teacher practices and student achievement. It involved the development and evaluation of interventions designed to help teachers create learning environments that promote student engagement and the development of the cognitive and metacognitive skills needed for success. The panel discussion will seek to highlight insights from the project thus far that have implications for improving quality teaching, teacher professional learning and teacher education.
Professor Lorraine Graham is Professor of Learning Intervention at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne. Professor Lorraine Graham has led the Learning Intervention Team at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education since 2014. Her work relates to the effective teaching of students with learning difficulties, intervention research, and, sustainable learning. She has authored more than 90 published academic works, as well as extensive educational resource materials.
Dr. Sean Kang is a cognitive psychologist whose research focuses on applying the cognitive science of human learning and memory towards improving instructional practice. After obtaining his Ph.D. at Washington University in St. Louis, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego, before becoming an assistant professor of education at Dartmouth College (USA). In 2019 he took up the position of Senior Lecturer in the Science of Learning at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne.