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How Family Conversations Can Shape Children's Thinking About Science Practices

Join us for a Wisconsin Ideas in Education Lecture featuring Stanford University's Megan Luce.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Wisconsin Idea Room (159) Education Building
Megan Luce studies the way families make sense of the world together and how that impacts children's cognitive development and science education. She will discuss her current work with families spending time together in nature.

Luce, Ph.D., is a research associate contributing to the Research in Education & Design (RED) Lab at Stanford University's strand of research on family science learning in informal and casual contexts.

Her doctoral research in Developmental Psychology focused on understanding how children’s cognition develops in the context of family activity and conversation.  Megan draws upon socio-cultural theories of human development to ask questions about how children learn to reason in ways that align with scientific thinking, and how children’s out-of-school experiences relate to the ways they approach science learning.  Prior to joining REDlab, Megan was a post-doctoral researcher at UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science, and as a graduate student she worked on design and research of a hands-on science exhibition at Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. 
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