Sydney School of Education and Social Work events - 2012 Archive

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CoCo Seminar Series – Learning, teaching and epistemic fluency

14 March 2012

Join us on March 14 when Dr Lina Markauskaite presents  the inaugural lecture in the CoCo Seminar Series for 2012, “Learning, teaching and epistemic fluency: frames, conceptual blending and experiential resources in teacher pedagogical choices”.

Dr Markauskaite will share some ideas about the nature of teacher knowledge and thinking. Building on the notions of “epistemic fluency” and “conceptual blending” she will illustrate how teachers work simultaneously, switch between, and integrate different kinds of knowledge and different ways of knowing. Her presentation will show that teacher decisions about task designs inextricably link different epistemological, social and material frames and structures. Participants will learn how teachers’ resourcefulness for blending different frames and forms of knowledge is grounded in a diverse range of mental resources; some of which are inherently experiential. 

This presentation will illustrate some emerging ideas using results from studies in which CoCo has studied ICT integration and assessment task designs in higher education.

Event details

  • When: 10.45am - 12.30pm
  • Where: Room 230, Education Building
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact:

    Sadhbh Warren

    T: +61 2 9351 2612

    E: coco@sydney.edu.au


  • More info: http://sydney.edu.au/education_social_work/coco/events/seminars.shtml
  • Speaker/ Performer: Dr Lina Markauskaite is a senior lecturer in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work and a member of the Research Centre for Computer Supported Learning and Cognition at the University of Sydney, Australia. Her research has been investigating pre-service teachers’ ICT literacy and personal epistemology, epistemic fluency, and ICT-enhanced research methods for education and social sciences. Lina is a chief investigator on two Australian Research Council (ARC) projects: “Professional learning for knowledgeable action and innovation: The development of epistemic fluency in higher education” (with Peter Goodyear) and "Learning the Complexity of Scientific Knowledge about Climate Change with Computer Modelling and Visualization Technologies" (with Michael Jacobson and Chun Hu). Currently she holds The University of Sydney's Thompson Fellowship.


CoCo Seminar Series – Learning, teaching and epistemic fluency

Where Room 230, Education Building When

14 March 2012


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