PSYC 3884-002: Seminar in Psychology

Instructor: James Magnuson

Science of Learning and the Art of Communication

In this seminar-style course, we will discuss classic and recent findings in the “science of learning,” drawing on fields ranging from cognitive psychology and education to cognitive neuroscience and neurobiology. We will read primary sources and discuss them each week. We will also embrace the idea that effective learning in the sciences (as in all fields) requires effective communication, whether in research papers, course lectures, or presentations to non-scientific audiences. We will critically evaluate best communication practices for different media, venues, and audiences in light of research on the science of learning.

Those interested should contact Dr. Magnuson directly for more information, syllabus, and/or a permission number.