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ICLS 2006 Invited Symposia
Projects that Made a Difference
Thursday, June 29th

This invited symposium focuses on four specific projects that had a profound and lasting impact on the Learning Sciences. The esteemed leaders of these projects have been asked to discuss their project in light of the conference theme of “Making a Difference.” Specifically, they will elaborate on why their projects were so successful in influencing theory, practices, policy, and research, what they might have done differently in this regard, and the advice they have for others.

John D. Bransford
The Adventures of Jasper Woodbury Mathematical Problem Solving Series
James W. Mifflin University Professor of Education and Psychology
University of Washington

Barbara McCombs
The APA’s Learner-Centered Psychological Principles
Director, Center for Human Motivation, Learning, and Development
University of Denver Research Institute

Marlene Scardamalia
Knowledge Building and Knowledge Building Environments (CSILE/Knowedge Forum ®)
Presidents' Chair in Education & Knowledge Technologies
Director, Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

Seymour Papert
Professor Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Distinguished Computer Scientist, University of Maine

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ICLS 2006 Invited Symposium
The Science of Learning Centers
Saturday, July 1st

The US National Science Foundation has now awarded four major grants under its Science of Learning Centers (SLC) program. In four distinct aspect of learning, each SLC is extending the frontiers of knowledge on learning, and creating the intellectual, organizational, and physical infrastructure needed for the long-term advancement of learning research. In this symposium, one or more investigator from each SLC will describe the center and its expected impact on knowledge, research, policy, and practice concerning the science of learning.

Center for Learning in Informal and Formal Environments (LIFE)

Presenter: Roy Pea
Professor of Education and Learning Sciences
Stanford University

Presenter: Nora Sabelli
Senior Scientist
SRI International

Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center (PSLC)

Presenter: Kurt Van Lehn
Professor of Computer Science
University of Pittsburgh

Dartmouth Center for Cognitive and Educational Neuroscience (CCEN)

Presenter: Ken Leslie
CCEN Center Coordinator
Dartmouth College

Presenter: Daniel Ansari
CCEN Researcher: Numerical Cognition
Dartmouth College

Center of Excellence for Learning in Education, Science, and Technology (CELEST)

Presenter: Daniel J. Franklin
CELEST Curriculum Director
Boston University