Education Transformations Lecture - Dr Kay Colthorpe - Toward lifelong learners

Seminar/Forum

Education Transformations Lecture - Dr Kay Colthorpe - Toward lifelong learners

Dr Kay Colthorpe School of Biomedical Sciences The University of Queensland

Do undergraduate science students understand their own knowledge and learning processes? In this seminar I’ll describe how, through the use of ‘meta-learning’ assessment tasks, we can prompt them to do develop this metacognition of learning and help them to become more effective and self-reflective learners.

Biography: Dr Kay Colthorpe is a teaching-focussed academic, whose research centres on three major themes (1) promotion of the metacognition of learning; (2) how we promote the development of undergraduate science students ‘scientific’ skills, encompassing science communication, scientific reasoning and critical thinking; and (3) innovations in assessment and feedback to support student learning. She is a strong advocate not only for the importance of research in Teaching and Learning, but that we need to incorporate those research findings into our teaching and curriculum design, and encourage others to do so too.

Host: Dr Lisa Godinho

Followed by sandwiches BioSciences 2 Tea Room. Please let the host know if you would like the opportunity to meet the speaker before or after the seminar.

Presenter

  •  Kay Calthorpe
    Kay Calthorpe, The University of Queensland