180109 KU Cognitive Science Peer Teaching Course (2021W)
- Registration is open from Fr 10.09.2021 09:00 to Th 16.09.2021 10:00
- Registration is open from Fr 24.09.2021 09:00 to Th 30.09.2021 10:00
- Deregistration possible until Sa 23.10.2021 23:59
Update September 23, 2021
As the exact number of participating students and the COVID regulations are not known yet, it is still open whether this course will be offered in presence or online. This course is prepared in a hybrid format (i.e., a combination of online and presence).
If you are registered for this course, you will be informed about the teaching modalities via mail in time.
In any case, the dates/times below remain the same.
Please take a look at the associated Moodle Course for all information concerning the details of the (teaching) mode (presence, remote, etc.) for this course!
Dates, times & locations:
Fri Oct 1, 2021 | 13.00 - 19h | HS 2i (NIG, Universitäststrasse 7, 2nd floor) | https://goo.gl/maps/zexCfcuDbJJtQjmz7
Introductory/Information Meeting and Teambuilding
This unit is open only to MEi:CogSci students!
Mo Oct 18, 2021 | 13.00-18.00 | HS 2i (NIG, Universitäststrasse 7, 2nd floor)
Cognitive Science Open Space #1 (+ Introductory meeting for non MEi:CogSci students)
Mo Oct 25, 2021 | 13.00-18.00 | HS 2i (NIG, Universitäststrasse 7, 2nd floor)
Neural Computation and Connectionism (consolidation)
Mo Nov 8, 2021 | 13.00-18.00 | HS 2i (NIG, Universitäststrasse 7, 2nd floor)
Cognitive Science Open Space #2
Mo Nov 29, 2021 | 13.00-15.30 | HS 2i (NIG, Universitäststrasse 7, 2nd floor)
Cognitive Science Open Space #3
Mo Nov 29, 2021 | 15.30-18.00 | HS 2i (NIG, Universitäststrasse 7, 2nd floor)
Cognitive Modeling – Kick-off Session
Mo Jan 10, 2022 | 13.00-17.00 | Online (see associated Moodle Course for modalities & links)
Cognitive Modeling – Coaching Session
Mo Jan 17, 2022 | 13.00-18.00 | HS 2i (NIG, Universitäststrasse 7, 2nd floor)
Presentation of Cognitive Models & Semester Feedback Open Space* IMPORTANT: You have to *register* for this course via https://uspace.univie.ac.at/ | Otherwise we cannot issue a grade. Further information about the registration period can be found in the description of this course and here: https://ssc-phil.univie.ac.at/en/
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
- Successful registration and being accepted for this course
- Your presence at the first meeting (otherwise you will lose your place for this course)
- Active participation in the course and teamwork sessions (you may miss max. 1 session [please inform the instructor ahead of time!])
- Please collect your personal question(s) (e.g., in a journal) before/between each (open space) session
- Work on cognitive model + presentation + documentation (in your team)
- Semester feedback paper (see related Moodle course for further details; submit before feedback session via Moodle)
55% | (Conceptual) cognitive model (Presentation and documentation) | grading: for each team for deadline see associated Moodle course
35% | Semester feedback paper (submit prior to feedback session [via Moodle]) | grading: individually | for deadline see associated Moodle course
10% | Active participation in the course%/points | grade
93-100 | sehr gut (1)
81-92 | gut (2)
71-80 | befriedigend (3)
61-70 | genügend (4)
0-60 | nicht genügend (5)
Criteria/Topics of semester feedback paper- Submit this feedback prior to feedback session [via Moodle (see for details and deadlines there)]
- Address the following questions in your feedback:
1. What was one positive experience during this semester?
2. What was one challenge you faced during the semester?
3. How did you deal with that challenge? What would you do differently next time?
4. What is one thing you learned this semester that you want to remember for the future?
5. What could be improved?
6. General remarks (concerning content, administrative, etc.)
Criteria for basic conceptual cognitive model
Each team has to develop a basic conceptual cognitive model as a first prototype showing the basic architecture, functionalities, and cognitive processes.- You do not have to program anything (unless you want to), but describe the basic ideas and functionalities on “paper”
- Your cognitive model represents a first approximation of these functionalities on a prototype level
- describe the (cogsci) paradigm(s) you are using for realizing your cognitive model
- make your premises explicit concerning:
-- What is cognition/thinking/emotions in your model?
-- What is knowledge, learning, perception, action, etc.?
-- How is your cognitive model embedded in/interacting with the environment?
-- What is the epistemological relationship with the environment,
- interdisciplinarity, plausibility, and originality
* Take a look at the associated Moodle-Course for further details.
* By registering for this course, you agree that the automated plagiarism check software Turnitin will check all written partial performances submitted by you (via Moodle).
* if you decide *not* to participate in this course, please inform the instructor immediately and de-register until the date displayed in this course description! Otherwise you will receive a negative grade.
* See below for possibilities of accreditation.
Owen, Harrison. Opening Space for Nichtwissen (The Question). https://openspaceworld.org/wp2/hho/papers/opening-space-question/ [accessed, Aug 9, 2021]
Owen, Harrison. Expanding Our Now : : The Story of Open Space Technology. San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler, 1997.
Van Woezik, Tamara, Rob Reuzel, and Jur Koksma. "Exploring Open Space: A Self-directed Learning Approach for Higher Education." Cogent Education 6.1 (2019): 22.
Benecke, Dalien Rene, Naudé Malan, Nickey Janse Van Rensburg, Johan Meyer, Zach Simpson, and Suné Von Solms. "Engaged Learning." Projects as Socio-Technical Systems in Engineering Education. 1st ed. Vol. 1. Routledge, 2019. 27-46.Suggested readings for cognitive science: see related "Introduction to Cognitive Science“ Lecture
Further information about cognitive science activities in the Vienna region:
If you are interested in being informed about cognitive science activities at the University of Vienna and in the Vienna region, have a look at the Vienna Cognitive Science Hub -> https://cogsci.univie.ac.at/
and subscribe to one of the mailing lists: https://cogsci.univie.ac.at/news-media/mailing-lists/