New Directions in Research on Learning and Education:
A Symposium Celebrating 50 Years of LRDC
May 16, 2013
University Club
(Ballroom B, UClub 2nd Floor)

8:15 - 8:45 Registration
  Continental Breakfast
8:45 - 9:00 Introduction and Welcome Introduction and Welcome videoVideo
  Charles Perfetti
9:00 - 9:55 Educational Improvement Educational Improvement videoVideo
  Chairs: Bill Bickel and Mary Kay Stein
9:00 Introductoin to the Session

9:05 Paul LeMahieu (1981) “Accelerating Our Capacity to Learn to Improve in Education: Networked Communities Engaged in Improvement Research”

9:25 Jinfa Cai (1994) “Improving Student Learning: Lessons from Two Decades of Adventures and Exploration”

9:45 Discussion
9:55 - 10:10 Break
10:10 - 11:25 Learning and ThinkingLearning and Thinking videoVideo
  Chairs: Jim Greeno and Tim Nokes-Malach
10:10 Introduction to the session

10:15 Jeff Bisanz (1979) “A Detour in the Development of Mathematical Thinking”

10:35 Michael Ranney (1987) “Science, Numeracy, and Society: ‘LRD’ Lessons from Conceptual Change to Climate Change and Back”

10:55 Jennifer Wiley (1996) “Diversity, Collaboration, and Learning by Invention”

11:15 Discussion
11:25 - 11:40 Break
11:40 - 12:35 Cognitive Foundations for Learning: Reading and Working Memory Cognitive Foundations for Learning videoVideo
  Chairs: Julie Fiez and Tessa Warren
11:40 Introduction to the Session

11:45 Iris Berent (1993) “Reading is Recycling--It's Human Nature”

12:05 Jason Chein (2002) “Based on a True Story: The Science, and Fiction, of Working Memory Training"

12:25 Discussion
12:35 - 2:00 Box Lunch (University Club Terrace or on your own)
2:00 - 3:15 Technology in Support of Learning Cognitive Foundations for Learning videoVideo
  Chairs: Kevin Ashley and Chris Schunn
2:00 Introduction to the Session

2:05 James Slotta (1994) “Smart Classrooms and Knowledge Communities: New Designs for 21st Century Learning"

2:25 Vincent Aleven (1997) “Games for Collaborative Science Inquiry for Grades K-3”

2:45 Christina Conati (1999) “Modeling Student Behaviors and Cognition for Personalized Exploratory Learning Environments”

3:05 Discussion
3:15 - 3:45 Concluding CommentsConcluding Comments videoVideo
  Lauren Resnick, Alan Lesgold, Charles Perfetti