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Project Title:

How People Learn II: The Science and Practice of Learning
PIN: DBASSE-BBCSS-13-06        

Major Unit:

Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Sub Unit: Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences
Board on Science Education

RSO: Bhatt, Sujeeta

Subject/Focus Area: Behavioral and Social Sciences; Education

Project Scope
An ad hoc committee will conduct a study and prepare a report that will update and extend the NRC report How People Learn (NRC, 2000) by reviewing and synthesizing research that has emerged across the various disciplines that focus on the study of learning from birth through adulthood in both formal and informal settings. Consideration will be given to the research and research approaches with greatest potential to influence practice and policy. The report should specify directions for strategic investments in research and development to promote the knowledge, training, and technologies that are needed to support learning in today's world.

To address its charge, the committee will review research on learning and learning contexts across the lifespan (specifically, infancy and early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence and young adulthood, middle adulthood and older adulthood). The committee also will consider advances in such rapidly growing fields as cognitive neuroscience and learning technologies, as well as discoveries, innovations, and inventions in: education and education research; cognitive science; developmental cognitive neuroscience; cognition, learning, and memory; cognitive aging; the influence of culture on learning; language and linguistics to include supporting students learning English as a second language; social, emotional and motivational aspects of learning; learning in academic domains; learning disabilities; assessment (e.g., of learning, achievement, and performance in academic, cognitive, social, and affective domains); and research methodology ranging from basic research to implementation and dissemination science.

Attention will be given to methodological advances and designs that permit the integration of knowledge from multiple fields (e.g., network modeling, multi-level modeling, simulation modeling) and that enable study of the complexities of learning across various contexts (e.g., the interplay of micro and macro level learning and how teacher-learner interactions within specific curricula and approaches to pedagogy result in learning in domains over time).

8/20/2015: The minor editorial change is a result of committee discussion and designed to improve the readability of the Statement of Task. There are no other changes to the project.

This change is being approved by the DBASSE Executive Office.

Project Duration: 36 months    

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Committee Membership

 Meeting 1 - 06/09/2015
 Meeting 2 - 08/03/2015
 Meeting 3 - 10/29/2015
 Meeting 4 - 01/18/2016
 Meeting 5 - 04/18/2016
 Meeting 6 - 08/09/2016


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