Learning Sciences Poster Session set for Krause Innovation Studio
Faculty from across the College of Education and beyond will participate in a Learning Sciences Poster Session workshop set for 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at Krause Innovation Studio in Chambers Building.“The poster session workshop represents the first in what we hope will be many activities centered on growing a community of learning sciences here at Penn State,’’ said Richard Duschl, a Waterbury Chaired Professor of Secondary Education at Penn State.
Joining faculty from various departments within the College of Education are faculty from the Center for Language Science, the Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL), the College of Information Sciences and Technology, the Rock Ethics Institute and more.
Posters will display educational research projects and methodologies that focus on teaching and learning, learning environments and learning sequences, among others. Duschl said the College of Education wants to position itself ‘’front and center’’ as being a player in this campus-wide initiative to get something going in the Learning Sciences.
“To that extent that’s why we’re hosting this first event. We want to put our stake in the ground and let people know we plan to go forward with this,’’ Duschl said. “Make this an annual event and think about how we can open it up more.
“We plan to expand the task group and have a larger representation. We met with all the deans and all the department heads and have a three-year strategic plan of some of the things we want to accomplish.’’
The Learning Sciences Poster Session follows the Nov. 5 Waterbury Lecture Series, featuring Daniel T. Hickey of Indiana University. He will speak from 1:30-3 p.m. on “Competencies vs. Credit Hours in Open Digital Badges: New Solutions from the Learning Sciences.’’ He is recognized as a major leader in this area as a learning scientist at Indiana.
Jim Carlson (November 2015)