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LaMarsh Speaker Series: Visiting Scholar Rakafet Ackerman (Israel)

Nov 18, 2013, 10am-11:30am

Visiting scholar Rakafet Ackerman (Israel) will give a talk entitled "The Challenge of Reliable Judgements of Learning – A Developmental Perspective."

Speaker: Rakefet Ackerman, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Bio:
Ackerman is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Her research deals with the cognitive processes of learning, question answering and problem solving. Her studies are based on the metacognitive approach, by which subjective assessment, or monitoring, of knowledge guides the actions people take to achieve their goals. Understanding the factors that affect the reliability of the metacognitive monitoring and the cases that are particularly prone to bias offers a foundation for developing effective learning environments and techniques. Before her academic career, Ackerman worked in the high-tech industry as a leader of software development teams. Website: http://ie.technion.ac.il/ackerman.phtml

Abstract: 
Ackerman will present a line of research aimed at examining the developmental trajectory of judgments of learning from Grade 1 to Grade 9. From a broader point of view, this line of research promotes appreciation of the sophistication required for reliable knowledge assessment.

RSVP to lamarsh@yorku.ca. Everyone is welcome.


Location:280N York Lanes
Sponsor:LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research
Posted by:Irene N. Backhouse
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