Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2016 Archive

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The enactive roots of learning: rethinking educational design

13 April 2016

A Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation seminar.

New and radically reformative thinking about the enactive and embodied basis of cognition holds out the promise of moving forward debates about whether we learn and how we learn. The radical enactive, embodied view of cognition (REC) poses a direct, and unmitigated, challenge to the trademark assumptions of traditional cognitivist theories of mind: theories that characterise cognition as always and everywhere grounded in the manipulation of contentful representations of some kind. REC has had some success in understanding how sports skills and expertise are acquired. But it might be thought that REC-based approaches encounter a natural obstacle when in trying to understand and explain skill acquisition in knowledge-rich conceptually-based domains such as hard sciences and mathematics.

This presentation offers a proof of concept that REC’s reach can be usefully extended even into the domain of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning, especially when it comes to understanding the deep roots of such learning. Drawing on some exciting new empirical studies how REC can contribute to understanding the roots even of STEM learning and inform its learning design.

This seminar will not be available online or recorded.

Event details

  • When: 11.30am–1pm

  • Where: Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
    Education Building A35
    Click image for interactive map.

  • Cost: Free

  • RSVP: Not necessary

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

  • More info: Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch to eat during the event.

  • Speaker: Daniel D. Hutto is Professor of Philosophical Psychology at the University of Wollongong and member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts. His most recent books include: Wittgenstein and the End of Philosophy (Palgrave, 2006) and Folk Psychological Narratives (MIT, 2008). He is co-author of the award-winning Radicalizing Enactivism (MIT, 2013) and editor of Narrative and Understanding Persons (CUP, 2007) and Narrative and Folk Psychology (Imprint Academic, 2009).

The enactive roots of learning: rethinking educational design

Where Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
Education Building A35
Click image for interactive map.

When

13 April 2016


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