IPN-Kollquium am 18.12.2023: Ghosts of Theories Past: How Intuitive Theories Compete with the Scientific Theories that “Replace” Them“

Am Montag, 18.Dezember, 13:00 Uhr, hält Andrew Shtulman, Professor und Department Chair am Occidental College in Los Angeles, im Rahmen des IPN-Kolloquiums auf Einladung der IPN-Abteilung Didaktik der Biologie einen Vortrag zum Thema "Improving educational interventions with the help of machine learning and why we need a human in the loop?".

Die Veranstaltung ist öffentlich und findet im Hörsaal des IPN statt.

Zeit: 13:00 Uhr

Ort: Hörsaal des IPN, Olshausenstr. 62

Abstract: Before learning science, we construct intuitive theories of the natural world. Intuitive theories function similarly to scientific theories, furnishing us with explanations and predictions, but they are less accurate and less precise. In this talk, I will show how intuitive theories survive the acquisition of scientific theories, competing with those theories to provide inferences about the same phenomena. While we can learn to privilege science over intuition, we cannot eliminate the conflict between them, as revealed by priming studies, training studies, and studies with science experts. I will explore the dynamics of this conflict, its cognitive underpinnings, and its implications for theories of conceptual change.