Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2015 Archive

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Getting interested

28 October 2015

A Research on Learning and Education Innovation seminar with Dr Luke Fryer

"Getting interested". Everyone implicitly understands it; everyone recognises its importance. It is clearly a part of learning, and thereby education. That said, where does “getting students interested” figure within teachers' course organisation? Do they consider it as important as the knowledge/skills development aspect of their teaching?

This seminar by Dr Luke Fryer (pictured) will begin by reviewing the development of the academic understanding of "interest". The discussion will then turn to Dr Fryer's research into the role of individual differences within interest. From this general test of interest development, Dr Fryer will present an interest model that has been explicitly designed to support instruction within secondary and tertiary education. Two initial tests – both currently under review – will then be discussed, followed by a preview of beta-software developed for the micro-analytic measurement of interest and an examination of future directions for the field, as well as Dr Fryer's own research program.

This seminar will not be available online or recorded.

Event details

  • When: 11am–12.30pm

  • Where: Room 612, Education Building A35

  • Cost: Free

  • RSVP: Not necessary

  • Contact: Sadhbh Warren
    T: +61 9351 2612

  • More info: Arrive at 10.45am for refreshments. No need to RSVP; Just arrive on the day.

  • Speaker: Luke Fryer is a Ewing Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Sydney School of Education and Social Work. Before undertaking his doctorate, he taught, managed teachers and carried out educational research in Japan for 13 years. Beginning with his doctoral studies (PhD awarded November 2013), Dr Fryer's current research focus is working towards understanding why students (don’t) study and more recently what factors are involved in initiating their interest in a domain of study.

Getting interested

Where Room 612, Education Building A35


28 October 2015

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