To lunch seminar with Steven Pan, from the National University of Singapore.

Date/time: October 13th 2022, at 12.10—12:50.

Venue: Location: FA32, Plan 3 AlbaNova

Who is the seminar for?

The event is aimed at researchers who teach at Stockholm University.


Steven Pan. Photo: Private
Steven Pan. Photo: Private

Perhaps inspired by the adage that practice makes perfect, many learners commonly focus on one skill at a time to the exclusion of others. For example, when learning skills A, B, and C, one might study or practice skill A by itself, then skill B by itself, and so on. This method of scheduling one’s learning, which is also known as "blocking," is endorsed by teachers, coaches, and instructional guides. However, mixing several skills in an "interleaved" training schedule – for example, alternating between skills A, B, and C – can in some cases yield substantial learning improvements relative to the usual one-at-a-time approach.

Steven Pan presents new research on interleaved practice, focusing on the acquisition of problem-solving skills in the domain of undergraduate physics. This research has important implications for instructional practice, the science of learning, and anyone who wants to learn more effectively.

About Steven Pan

Dr Pan is the director of the Learning Sciences Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the National University of Singapore. Using laboratory, classroom, and online studies, he investigates human learning and memory processes and the optimization of those processes. The chief aim of his work is to identify techniques that enhance the durability and flexibility of learning in educational contexts.

SAMTAL@SU seminars are arranged in collaboration with:

Department of Mathematics and Science Education

The Centre for the Advancement of University Teaching

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