Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: Learn Better: A Book Release and Conversation with Ulrich Boser
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ADVISORY: Learn Better: A Book Release and Conversation with Ulrich Boser

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Ulrich Boser’s new book on the science of learning, Learn Better, examines the recent research on how students gain skills and knowledge. Boser argues that much of the conventional wisdom on learning is rooted in myth rather than evidence, and he shows the deep disconnect between the new science of learning and what actually happens in classrooms across the country.

In the book, Boser tells a series of fascinating stories, such as how artist Jackson Pollock learned to paint and why an ancient Japanese counting device helps people gain superhuman math skills.

The book has received very favorable early reviews. Publishers Weekly called the book “engaging” and “thought-provoking,” while author Walter Isaacson said the book was “alternately humorous, surprising, and profound.”’s book editors named Learn Better one of its top picks for March 2017, and Slate, Vox, and The Guardian will be running excerpts.

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Introductory remarks:
John B. King Jr., President and CEO, The Education Trust; former U.S. Secretary of Education

Joshua P. Starr, CEO, PDK International

Featured author:
Ulrich Boser, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress


Tuesday, March 7, 2016
12:00 p.m. ET


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