Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2015 Archive

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Assessment of scientific learning and social emotional competence in inquiry-based science education

12 August 2015

A Research on Learning and Education Innovation seminar with Professor Wenming Zheng.

This seminar will examine some of the research in China being conducted into neuroeducation by the Key Laboratory of Child Development and Learning Science. The recent research of applying brain imaging techniques to discover the neural activities underlying science learning starts to elucidate the mental processes that occur when a student acquires a new science concept. This provides a useful way to assess the understanding of students’ key concept learning in inquiry-based science education by using brain signals such as EEG.

Social emotion competence plays a crucial role in children’s future success and wellbeing. Researchers led by Professor Zheng have been able to assess this important abiltiy using affective computing technology such as facial expression recognition. This presentation will briefly address several technology challenges and the solutions of facial expression recognition.

This seminar will not be available online or recorded.

Event details

  • When: 11am–12.30pm

  • Where: Room 612, Education Building A35

  • Contact:

    Sadhbh Warren

    T: +61 9351 2612

    E: sadhbh.warren@sydney.edu.au

  • More info: Arrive 10.45am for refreshments
  • Speaker: Wenming Zheng is an associate professor with the Research Center for Learning Science, Southeast University, China. He is the director of the Key Laboratory of Child Development and Learning Science, for the Ministry of Education in China. He received his PhD degree in signal and information processing from Southeast University in 2004. In 2006, he was awarded the Microsoft professorship from Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA). His current research interests mainly focus on affective computing, pattern recognition and computer vision, with applications to the assesment of social emotion competence in children.


Assessment of Scientific Learning & Social Emotional Competence in Inquiry-Based Science Education

Where

Education building A35

Room 612

When

12 August 2015


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