Benjamin Forsyth, Ph.D.

Director, Educator Preparation, and Associate Professor, Educational Psychology
(319) 273-6888

University of Northern Iowa
College of Education 
Advising and Teacher Education Success Office
SEC 151
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0608

Areas of Expertise: 

Cognitive Science
Epistemic 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
Great Scholars in 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 Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
American Educational Research Association
American Psychological Association
Cognitive Science Society
International Society of the Learning Sciences

Education: 

Ph.D., 2010, Michigan State University