22 March 2023
12:00 - 13:00
The Director of University of Pretoria - Mamelodi Campus invites you to a seminar on: Making learning meaningful.
Guest speaker: Dr Christine Mundy, University of Pretoria (Please see the speaker’s biography below)
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Dr Christine Mundy is a first-year general chemistry lecturer at the University of Pretoria. Her scholarly approach to teaching is evidenced by her receipt of the institutional Teaching and Learning Excellence award and the national SACI Chemistry Education Medal. Her research focuses on tertiary chemistry education. Cognitive load, language demands in learning and context-based chemistry are among Christine’s research interests.
Making learning meaningful
Meaningfulness in learning is the ultimate goal, evidenced by the long-term recall of information which has been synthesized and embedded in the minds of students. Meaningful learning is defined as engaging three domains: thinking (cognitive), feeling (affective) and doing (psychomotor). Cognitive demands can be supported by lowering language demands on second language students or by adjusting the level of difficulty. The affective domain can be engaged by embedding the subject matter in real-life contexts. Finally, well-designed context- based practicas may allow students to interact with subject matter in a tangible manner.
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