About the Conference
"Mind, Brain, and Education"
is a small working conference of researchers, policymakers, and practitioners that
will synthesize insights from leading researchers proactively building linkages
between biological/cognitive science and educational practice. Participants in this
meeting will include scholars studying these challenges, educators from implementation
sites involved in their research, and national and state policymakers. This will enable
representatives of these three communities to share their findings and experience, and
to connect the "missing dots" between theory and practice that often undercut
Save the Date
We will hold the conference at HGSE on October 7 and 8, 2004. About 80 people will participate, by invitation only. Prior to the conference, 11 of the researchers participating will develop short commissioned papers about their work for all attendees to read in advance. Each of these papers will describe an aspect of the relationship between educational practice and research on learning and development, as well as a related real-world example; these will provide the foci for initial conference sessions. At the start of these sessions, the scholar will give a brief summary of his or her paper, and an educator from the implementation site will present field-based perspectives on the issues. The remainder of the session will center on attendees discussing the strengths and limits of the proposed linkage between educational practice and research in developmental science.