Please join us on Wednesday, May 4th at 7pm for a NestED talk by Felice Frankel, science photographer and principal investigator of the National Science Foundation-funded program, Picturing to Learn.
Picturing to Learn studies how making representations aids in teaching and learning. The idea began with Frankel’s experiences while working with scientists to visually express their research. It was clear that when the researcher created drawings to explain to the phenomena, the process itself seemed to clarify the science in the mind of the researcher. Frankel approached a team of educators and cognitive scientists with the idea of using this in the classroom and all agreed this would be an innovative approach for teaching and learning. A database of 3,000 analyzed drawings from various undergraduate science courses is now available through Picturing to Learn.
Frankel is a research scientist in the Center for Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She most recently developed and instructed the first online MOOC addressing science and engineering photography, “Making Science and Engineering Pictures: A Practical Guide to Presenting Your Work.”
For more information, please contact Claudia Wessner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NestED, the OWHL Makerspace’s speaker series, invites makers, educators, artists, and innovators to come speak at the Nest, demo their projects, and provide inspiration. All members of the Phillips Academy community – students, faculty, and staff – are invited to attend.