College of Science & Engineering

Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education

Cognitive Research

In order to better understand the educational and cognitive research at the foundation of evidence-based instructional strategies, engage with the three key findings from How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience and School found in Chapter 1: Learning: From Speculation to Science.

This jigsaw protocol provides a structure for learning about and discussing the three key findings of How People Learn and also models a commonly used active learning strategy. File How People Learn Jigsaw.docx  

In order to better understand the three key findings in action, it is useful to engage in a content immersion experience structured like Physics for Everyday Thinking curricula. The experience can provide an opportunity for instructors to reflect on the use of the three key findings from a learner's perspective.