Seminar - Jewels in the curriculum

5 July 2010

Integrating threshold concepts into set-theoretic frameworks: This presentation will explore the integration between threshold concepts and set-theoretic frameworks. Two of the outcomes of this integration are, firstly, the enabling of teachers and lecturers to access a student's knowledge state in an adaptive way leading to the creation of adaptive learning paths. Secondly, this integration can support researches in the identification of threshold concepts by observing characteristics within knowledge and/or competence structures. This presentation will address three set-theoretic frameworks: knowledge space theory, competence-based knowledge space theory and the misconceptions approach.

The integration between threshold concepts and these three set-theoretic frameworks can enable teachers and lecturers to assess the student ́s knowledge state in an adaptive way and it enables the creation of adaptive learning paths in order to support learners to grasp "the jewels in the curriculum" (Cousin, 2006).

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Michael Bedek studied psychology (major) and sociology (minor) at the University of Graz and graduated with a degree in psychology in 2009. During his studies, he specialized on visual information processing, especially on memory effects during visual search and measurements of eye movements. During his studies, he worked at x-sample, a small enterprise for applied social science. Since spring 2009, Michael has been working at the Knowledge Management Institute of the Graz University of Technology in the TARGET (Transformative, Adaptive, Responsive and enGaging EnvironmenT) project as a PhD student. His research focuses on adaptive competence development, individualized learning paths and non-invasive assessment of motivation within serious games.

Time: 11am-12:30pm

Location: rm 230, Education Bldg, University of Sydney

Cost: Free

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