PoLS-T Network Talk Discussion Series | Jan 2021
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021, 11:00am to 12:00pm EST
Title: ‘The Science of Learning Physics: Cognitive Strategies for Improving Instruction’
Speaker: Jennifer Docktor, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Jennifer Docktor, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
BIO: Jennifer Docktor is an Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. After completing a physics teacher preparation program at North Dakota State University she earned her M.S. in High Energy Physics and her Ph.D. in Physics Education Research at the University of Minnesota. She spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow in Cognitive Science at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign as part of a unique interdisciplinary research group on physics learning and cognition. While there she collaborated with José Mestre on a variety of projects including conceptual problem solving in high school physics, categorization, and using eye-tracking technology to study physics representations. They recently co-authored a book on The Science of Learning Physics: Cognitive Strategies for Improving Instruction. In addition to these endeavors she is involved in several national efforts surrounding physics teacher preparation including the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) and the project Get the Facts Out about STEM Teacher Recruitment. She has served on national committees for the American Association of Physics Teachers and is currently editor-in-chief for the American Physical Society’s Forum on Education newsletter.
Speaker contact: Jennifer Docktor firstname.lastname@example.org
How to WatchJennifer Docktor’s talk will be made available prior to the January 30, 11am-12pm EST PoLS-T talk discussion hour. Please check back here for the talk link to be posted mid-January.
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