In the past 10 year, neuroscientists have learned amazing things about how the human brain functions, and how it learns. This research is beginning to reshape fundamental components of education. The way society approaches educating our young, the way teachers teach, and the way school districts support educators and students from birth to college, could soon shift to entirely new models.
Two scientist who are on the cutting edge of research and dissemination of this new learning are Drs. Patricia Kuhl and Andrew Meltzoff. In 2000, they co-wrote (with Alison Gopnik) the enormously popular book The Scientist in the Crib. Together, Kuhl and Meltzoff founded and co-direct the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS) at UW. In 2010, they launched the Developing Mind Project, which is a multi-year initiative that will use brain-imaging technology to explore how young children learn.
On Tuesday, April 24th, Drs. Kuhl and Meltzoff will present some of their latest work on what brain science tells us about elementary education and how people learn. If you have read Brain Rules or Brain Rules for Babies, NutureShock, or seen Education Nation, you will be fascinated by their work.
This is a rare opportunity to hear about what current research might mean for education. Drs. Kuhl and Meltzoff are internationally recognized scholars. They have been interviewed by such notables as Charlie Rose, had one-on-ones with Presidents Clinton and Bush, and their work was highlighted in the PBS documentary “This Emotional Life” and other national and international outlets. Don't miss this great presentation!
When: April 24 at 7pm
Where: QAE Library
RSVP online by April 23: http://snipr.com/22zprtq
Open to the public.