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"Truthiness" in Educational Psychology: Examining Myths about Teaching and Learning
About the Event: The purpose of this webinar is to examine myths about educational psychology - a common theme in Dr. Willingham’s work. Such misconceptions can be damaging to students, but remain prevalent in educational materials and K-12 contexts. In this webinar, Dr. Willingham will describe why myths persist in education and identify ways to bridge the gap between contemporary research and practice. Members will have the opportunity to ask questions at the conclusion of the webinar.

About the Speaker: Daniel Willingham is a Professor of Psychology and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Virginia. His current research focuses on applications of cognitive psychology to teaching and learning. Much of his work is written for both academics and practitioners, including his “Ask the Cognitive Scientist” column in American Educator and popular books like Why Don’t Students Like School, When Can You Trust the Experts?, and The Reading Mind. In 2017, he was appointed by President Obama to the National Board for Education Sciences.

This is a FREE Division 15 webinar event. No CE credits or completion certificates are being offered.

May 19, 2020 01:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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