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ICAP: A Theory of How Students Engage to Learn by Professor Michelene Chi, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University

Updated on December 14, 2023 (Thu)

ICAP: A Theory of How Students Engage to Learn by Professor Michelene Chi, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University

The captioned lecture, delivered by Professor Michelene Chi, the 2023 Yidan Prize for Education Research Laureate, was successfully held on December 7, 2023. Professor Chi is Regents Professor & Dorothy Bray Endowed Professor of Science and Teaching from Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University. She is a cognitive science researcher with a focus on how students learn.

 

During the lecture, Professor Michelene Chi discussed the ICAP theory, which categorises student engagement into four physical ways: Interactive (collaborating), Constructive (generating), Active (manipulating), and Passive (attending). These four different overt ways may correspond to undertaking four different sets of covert thinking processes, thereby resulting in decreasing levels of learning. Supported by hundreds of studies, ICAP guides pedagogy and evaluates the engagement modes of instructional activities for students. Professor Chi also presented additional applications of the ICAP theory, providing further insights into its significance.

 

Following the lecture, a stimulating Q&A session was facilitated by Professor Nancy Law, the Faculty’s Associate Dean (Research). Professor Chi provided insightful and inspiring answers to questions raised by the enthusiastic and proactive audience.

 

The video recording of this lecture is now available on our website: https://web.edu.hku.hk/event/detail-page/icap