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For the researchers of AMMACHI Labs and CWEGE to be exposed to the high calibre of research and work that [insert name] has done, and to gain insights into the research process through [his/her] experiences. Additionally, any potential collaboration that comes out of these interactions is welcomed.
Participants: AL & CWEGE Research Staff & Scholars
Number of Attendee -48
Frank Fischer is a full professor of Educational Science and Educational Psychology at the University of Munich. He is the speaker of the Munich Centre of the Learning Sciences, an interdisciplinary collaboration of more than 30 research groups focusing on advancing research on learning. He served as President of the International Society of the Learning Sciences and is a member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on how people learn to collaborate, and engage in scientific reasoning and argumentation, as well as in diagnostic reasoning.
Settings include computer-supported collaborative learning and simulation-based learning environments in secondary school and in higher education. With respect to guidance he is interested in how scaffolding and scripts can make social interaction more beneficial for learning. He was an associate editor for the American Educational Research Journal and is on the editorial boards of several international journals, including Learning and Instruction, Journal of the Learning Sciences and Educational Psychologist. He has edited 13 books and special issues and published more than 120 journal articles and book chapters.
Human collaboration is essential in many professions. Humans have exceptional potentials to collaborate. Collaboration not only enables humans to tackle complex and dynamic tasks but is also crucially influencing the development of individual cognition, motivation and emotion. However, education plays a major role in developing the potentials of collaboration; it is not enough to put students or professionals together and expect them to work as teams. This talk will highlight some basic functions and mechanisms of collaborative learning. In addition, this talk will address some advances in research with respect to how collaborative skills can be effectively facilitated and how collaboration can be employed to enhance knowledge and skills in different domains, including diagnostic reasoning and scientific argumentation. Based on recent findings of empirical studies and meta-analyses conditions of successful (and less successful) uses of collaboration to facilitate learning will be outlined. A specific focus will be on the role of simulations and technology in support of collaborative learning. Consequences for employing collaboration and collaborative learning in higher education will be discussed.
There are some social process of learning like explaining
Resolving cognitive discrepancies
Feedback on performance
Modelling of cognition