This colloquium offers an opportunity for students to present and discuss their ongoing projects broadly related to the science of learning. The colloquium also welcomes students from other disciplines who are interested in understanding the nature of formal and informal learning as a complex phenomenon across multiple, interacting levels: neural, cognitive, embodied, social, and cultural.
Students will have opportunities to develop their own ideas in the field of learning sciences and to communicate their ideas in oral presentations and in written papers. To achieve credit for the course, students are expected to either present their own research or provide scholarly feedback on the presented research.
This colloquium offers an opportunity for students to discuss their ongoing research and scientific ideas in the learning sciences. This includes research aimed at understanding the nature of formal and informal learning as a complex phenomenon across multiple, interacting levels: neural, cognitive, embodied, social, and cultural. The colloquium also offers an opportunity for students from other disciplines to discuss their ideas in so far as they have some relation to the Future Learning Initiative at ETH or to the science of learning more broadly. Existing Future Learning Initiative projects include productive failure and preparation for future learning, neural basis of learning, mixed reality environments, physical spaces and learning, interdisciplinarity in life sciences education, embodied learning and gaming, abstract mathematical cognition, learning of ethics, project-based learning, and assessment validity.