Benjamin Forsyth, Ph.D.

Department Head & Associate Professor
(319) 273-7901
Areas of Expertise: 

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

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":

Research Interests: 

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

Professional Affiliations: 

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


Ph.D., 2010, Michigan State University