We are delighted to share that Instructor Sarah Wong and Assoc Prof Stephen Lim from the Cognition and Education Laboratory@NUS were recently invited to deliver a joint talk, “Educational Psychology: Theories and Application to Learning and Teaching”, at the NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Education’s (SCALE) Leaders of Tomorrow Programme on 8 October 2019.
Attending the programme were Year 1 students from Chuyang Honors College, Zhejiang Normal University. The programme aimed to provide a platform for the students to better understand diverse study areas such as educational psychology, as well as potential career progressions.
In the opening segment of the programme, Instructor Sarah Wong (pictured above) unraveled popular myths about learning, and shared research-informed strategies to enhance diverse educational outcomes, from remembering and understanding information, to applying, evaluating, and even creating novel ideas. Ms. Wong commented,
While students often focus on what to learn, it’s also essential that we learn how to learn. Educational psychology has much to offer in this regard, and we’re excited to be able to make a positive impact on higher education through the cognitive science of learning and teaching.”
Assoc Prof Stephen Lim (pictured above) then rounded off the programme by discussing educational problems and effective learning solutions founded on cognitive psychological principles, as well as broader pedagogical implications. Assoc Prof Lim commented,
Ultimately, our lab aspires to positively impact Asia through our research. Sarah and I were very delighted to speak, and welcome many more such engagements.”
Well done, Cognition and Education Lab@NUS!