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Future of Education: Human Development and Psychology – The Long View

Panelists from the fields of neuroscience, media and technology, and adolescent development will discuss how far the field of human development has come, and where it could — and should — be going in the future.

Where has the field of human development been? Where is it now? Where is it going? Where should it go? Panelists will reflect on the ideas that have been central to their respective areas of the field — including neuroscience, media and technology, and adolescent development — and how ideas have evolved. Speakers will also share their concerns about the future of human development as well as their hopes for how the field might make greater contributions to both our understanding of child and adult development and our efforts to improve education.


Senior Lecturer Richard Weissbourd


Katie Davis
Associate Professor University of Washington Information School

Charles Nelson
Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience; Professor of Education, Harvard University

Nancy Hill
Charles Bigelow Pfessor of Education, HGSE

Marcelo Suarez-Orozco
Wasserman Dean and Distinguished Professor of Education, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies

Kathleen McCartney
President, Smith College

William Damon
Professor of Education, Stanford University

About the Future of Education series:

The Future of Education is HGSE’s Centennial discussion series, meant to explore less-visible ideas and solutions, share new knowledge, and foster constructive conversation about the most important issues in education. Throughout 2020, these convenings will dig deep into critical topics and big-picture ideas, with scholars, practitioners, and thought leaders from across and beyond the education sector.

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