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Location: AAPAV 110 or Zoom

Teaching Community of Practice (TCP) Meeting #4 – ICAP: A Framework for Active Learning and Its Applications

Guest speaker: Michelene (Micki) T. H. Chi, PhD, ASU 

Prof. Chi works at the intersection of the science of learning and educational practice. Her ICAP (Interactive, Constructive, Active, Passive) theory of active learning provides concrete definitions and heuristics for classifying learning activities into four hierarchical modes, aligned with cognitive processes that predict four levels of learning outcomes. In this talk, she will present the evidence-based ICAP briefly, show how it can be translated for designing and evaluating instructional activities, and conclude with cautions about how best to implement collaborative learning.

In-Person Location Option: Applied Arts Pavilion (AAPAV) 110, ASU Polytechnic Campus

Virtual Option – Zoom: 

Michelene Chi Regents Professor, Learning Sciences Institute Dorothy Bray Professor of Science and Teaching, MLF Teachers College

Micki Chi is a Regents’ Professor and the Dorothy Bray Endowed Professor of Science and Teaching at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College (MLFTC), ASU. Prof. Chi received her Ph.D. in psychology from Carnegie-Mellon University, followed by three decades as a professor in psychology at University of Pittsburgh and a research scientist at the Learning, Research and Development Center. She then joined ASU in the MLFTC in 2008. Her work has focused on how to enhance learning, mostly for concepts in STEM domains.

For her interdisciplinary contributions, Prof. Chi has received recognition from major associations in both psychology and education. She was the recipient of the 2015 Edward Lee Thorndike Career Achievement Award for Distinguished Contribution to Education (from the American Psychological Association), the 2016 Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award (from the American Educational Research Association), the 2019 Rumelhart Prize (from the Cognitive Science Society), the 2020 McGraw Jr. Prize for research in the Learning Sciences (from the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania), the 2021 William James Fellow Award in Psychology (from the Association for Psychological Sciences), and most recently, the 2023 Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology (from American Psychological Association). Prof. Chi was also inducted into the National Academy of Education and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.