ADVISORY: The Cognitive Science Revolution—How Brain Research Can Improve Teaching and Make Learning More Fun
Washington, D.C. — Over the course of a generation, what we know about the brain has grown exponentially. As a result of our improved understanding of our minds, we now have more insight into how children and adults learn best. Unfortunately, this research has often been slow to make its way into schools or is used in haphazard ways. On Wednesday, October 29, the Center for American Progress will hold a panel discussion to explore ways in which findings from cognitive science can be applied in the classroom to improve teaching and learning. Implications for federal, state, and local policy will be discussed.
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Benedict Carey, Science Reporter for The New York Times, author of How We Learn
Maya Shankar, Senior Policy Advisor for the Social and Behavioral Sciences, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy
Glenn Whitman, Director, Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy, Center for American Progress
October 29, 2014, 10:30 a.m. ET – 11:30 a.m. ET
A light breakfast will be provided at 10:00 a.m.
Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
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