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What the Learning Sciences Are Teaching Us About Learning – Pt. 2

Education Domain Blog

Authors: Pamela Cantor

Issues: State Policy, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field


This is the fifth vlog in a series sharing highlights from keynote addresses that will focus on current events and themes in education. This video features the topic of the learning sciences.


Dr. Pamela Cantor, Founder and Senior Science Advisor for  Turnaround for Children demonstrates how scientific research can be utilized in school design and practice. Sharing a specific example from a school visit, Dr. Cantor explains how context and environment can directly affect the developing brain of a child. She encourages educators to use this science to change the odds for children.

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