BSc MEd Moscow Uni, PhD UNSW
Prof Slava Kalyuga is Professor of Educational Psychology at the School of Education, the University of New South Wales, where he received a Ph.D. and has worked since 1995. His research interests are in cognitive processes in learning, cognitive load theory, and evidence-based instructional design principles. His specific contributions include detailed experimental studies of the role of learner prior knowledge in learning (expertise reversal effect); the redundancy effect in multimedia learning; the development of rapid online diagnostic assessment methods; and studies of the effectiveness of different adaptive procedures for tailoring instruction to levels of learner expertise. He is the author of four books and more than 130 research articles and chapters in these research areas.
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EDST2090 (GENT 1502) Student Learning, Thinking & Problem Solving
Examines how we reason, think and solve problems. How should we communicate with people to help them understand and learn? Answers are sought in the context of theories of mental processes.
EDST5105 Design and Evaluation of ICT-based Learning
This course introduces students to the theoretical foundations and develops basic skills for Introduces students to the theoretical foundations and develops basic skills for conceptualising and designing efficient technology-based learning environments. Offers principles and methods for the pedagogical evaluation of educational software and web-based resources. Students demonstrate their competency by developing blueprints for individual e-learning modules and explaining the design principles, instructional techniques, and media selection rationales used in their projects.
EDST5307 Mental Processes and Instructional Procedures
Factors which affect learning and problem solving. Cognitive theories that can guide us in designing instruction. How to format instruction so that it accords with students' mental processes. Techniques designed to hasten the development of problem solving expertise.