Sydney School of Education and Social Work events - 2014 Archive

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Learning through after-school activities and homework

30 April 2014

Join us on April 30 for a CoCo seminar by Associate Professor Richard Walker titled “Learning through after school activities and homework”.

To what extent do after school programs and homework activities lead to beneficial learning experiences in school and to enhanced achievement outcomes?

This seminar will base some answers to this question on research reviewed in the recently published book by Horsley and Walker (2013) Reforming Homework: Practices, Learning and Policy. Answering the question involves considering sociocultural and other research concerning after-school programs developed for ethnically and socioeconomically diverse students. It also involves a synthesis of research findings concerning homework and achievement. The seminar will offer a sociocultural framework for thinking about after-school and homework activities and will suggest ways in which after school learning experiences can be improved for all students.

This seminar will be available live online at http://webconf.ucc.usyd.edu.au/seminar-room2/

Event details

  • When: 11am–12.30pm

  • Where: Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
    Education Building A35
    Click image for interactive map.


  • Cost: FREE

  • Contact: Sadhbh Warren
    T: +61 2 9351 2612
    E: coco@sydney.edu.au

  • More info: Arrive at 10.45am for refreshments

  • Speaker:

    Dr Richard Walker is an Associate Professor in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at The University of Sydney. He teaches educational psychology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and has been awarded several Excellence in Teaching Awards for his teaching in this field.

    Dr Walker's research interests have centred on ways of enhancing the learning, motivation and academic achievement of students at all levels of education. His early investigations into the effects of training in metacognitive skills and motivation with primary students were followed by research at tertiary level into autonomous and controlled motivation, as well as investigations into student motivation across a number of faculties at the University of Sydney.

    An interest in sociocultural theory has led Dr Walker to investigate: student learning in electronic learning environments designed to support collaborative and cooperative interactions; the use of textbooks and other learning resources; after-school homework support; and identity formation. His most recent research has focused on the development of sociocultural approaches to understanding motivation, identity formation, and learning through homework activities.



Learning through after-school activities and homework

Where Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
Education Building A35
Click image for interactive map.

When

30 April 2014


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