Join the FABBS Foundation for a Science Café on "Enhancing Children’s Learning"
On Thursday, March 24, 2011, the FABBS Foundation, along with the American Educational Research Association and the Cognitive Science Society, is organizing a Science Café, Enhancing Children’s Learning: Insights from Cognitive, Education, and Neuroscience Research. This event is generously supported by SAGE Publications.
Dr. Lauren Resnick (University of Pittsburgh) will focus on structured classroom discussion practices that foster higher-order reasoning skills without sacrificing mastery of important content knowledge. Dr. Bruce McCandliss (Vanderbilt University) will describe research demonstrating how the brain changes as young children gain new cognitive abilities in reading and math. Both speakers will highlight the nature of educational processes that are critical in driving the changes in learning and implications for research and practice. A conversation, led by Dr. Carl Wieman (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy), will follow brief presentations by the speakers.