Benjamin Forsyth, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Phone: 
(319) 273-7901
Office Location: 

SEC 545

Education 

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
Eye Tracking

Courses Taught 

Reflections on Learning
Learning and Instruction in Classroom Contexts
Teacher as Change Agent
Teaching Science for Understanding
Foundations of Instructional Psychology
Educational Research
Foundations of Inquiry
Contexts in Contemporary Education
"Teaching Science for Understanding" and "Contexts in Contemporary Education":

Professional Affiliations 

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