Title: A Mathematician Meets Learning Theory: a Formative Experience.
Speaker: Professor Victor Donnay
Speaker Info: Bryn Mawr College
Dr. Victor Donnay, Bryn Mawr College, is Co-Principal Investigator of the Math Science Partnership of Greater Philadelphia. This consortium of 46 school districts and 13 universities and colleges has received a five year, $12.5 million grant from the NSF to improve math and science education in the greater Philadelphia region. As part of his work in this project, Dr. Donnay facilitated a year long seminar for college and secondary math and science teachers that focused on new research advances around How People Learn and ways in which one can make use of this research in ones teaching so as to improve student learning. This workshop will engage participants in some of these interesting ideas including techniques of Formative Assessment.Date: Friday, November 04, 2005