Benjamin Forsyth, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
(319) 273-7901
Office Location: 

SEC 545


Ph.D. 2010, Michigan State University

Areas of Expertise 

Cognitive Science
Epistemological Belief Systems
Higher Order Cognitive Processes
Learning in Complex Domains
Science Education
Transfer of Learning

Research Interests 

Mechanisms of Far Transfer
Interdisciplinary Education
Stephen Pepper's World Hypotheses
The Role of Worldviews in Educational Settings

Courses Taught 

Reflections on Learning
Learning and Instruction in Classroom Contexts
Teacher as Change Agent
Teaching Science for Understanding
Contexts in Contemporary Education

Professional Affiliations 

American Educational Research Association
American Psychological Association
Cognitive Science Society
International Society of the Learning Sciences