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Showcase March 2016: Taking Science of Learning Global

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Taking Science of Learning Global

Nora S. Newcombe (PI)

Temple University

Led by Susan C. Levine (Co-PI) and enabled by a supplemental grant from the National Science Foundation, SILC spearheaded a Science of Learning delegation to a recent Salzburg Global Seminar (SGS) on Untapped Talent: Realizing Human Potential. The SGS is dedicated to hosting meetings that lead to increased global understanding

Representatives from many countries including Israel, Egypt, India, Korea, South Africa and multiples countries from Latin America gathered at Schloss Leopoldskron. This villa was left to the SGS after WW2 by the widow of Max Reinhardt, who had been forced to flee by the Nazis. This picture shows the full group waving from beside the partially frozen lake.

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The Science of Learning delegation included SILC researchers Susan Levine, Nora Newcombe, Lindsey Richland, David Miller and Andrea Frick along with April Benasich from TDLC and Bethany Rittle-Johnson.

The format involved short talks, panel discussions and group work. These pictures show Susan Levine (Co-PI), Lindsey Richland, Nora Newcombe (PI) and David Miller participating on panels. The NSF participants presented findings from the various Science of Learning Centers that are relevant to the questions of what kinds of data should be collected to promote learning and achievement across the globe.

There was also plenty of time for informal discussion over excellent meals, and a lovely afternoon in town at the Winter Market.

The event was blogged by Ann Mroz writing for the Times Education Supplement her TES end-of-year blog (!

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