Translational Practices for Educators: Unpacking Research on the Science of Learning
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Dr. Angela Elkordy
Translating findings of the learning sciences into actionable knowledge for practicing educators is challenging. This study examines the impact of faculty translational practices while instructing in-service educators on key learning science concepts, in part by identifying changes in teachers' conceptualization of learning and instructional practices. Data include artifacts, documents and interviews.
|Audience:||Principals/head teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty, Curriculum/district specialists|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Topic:||Science of learning|
|Grade level:||Community college/university|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
Equity and Citizenship Advocate
|Additional detail:||ISTE author presentation|
Experts agree that research and practices emerging from the rapidly developing area of the science of learning are essential for today's educators. This is particularly the case for instructional leaders who are charged with ensuring their teachers are designing effective learning environments for complex and diverse groups of learners using digital tools, technologies and pedagogies. In the field of education, a distinct shift is occurring to focus on learner characteristics and evidence-based practices in the effective use of digital technologies. This presentation shares powerful ideas about the role of the learning sciences as a translational science, that is, a bridge connecting findingd from educational research and theory and their use to generate highly effective teaching practices. It is organized into four main learner goals to comprehend:
1) Overview of the learning sciences, particularly as a translational science
2) Evidence of learning -- how do you know what learners are actually learning?
3) Leveraging the learning sciences to develop curious, resilient and independent learners in digital learning contexts
4) Designing opportunities for learners by applying translational ideas to build highly effective practices
This presentation is based upon the ISTE book, Design Ed: Connecting Learning Science Research to Practice and the researcher's ongoing work.
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