May 2016

Lee Shulman joins MPES and LS for a brown bag talk, “What is “evidence” for the improvement of teaching and learning in an unscripted and highly contextualized world?”

The phrase “evidence-based” rolls off the tongue trippingly. Whether describing good medical practice, educational design, or management in business, experts insist that judgments and decisions be “evidence-based.” What distinguishes evidence from conjecture, speculation, anecdote or fantasy? Randomized control trials? Replication? Close connection to theory? Carefully following rules of data collection and analysis? Or can anything be called evidence in a world where claims for generalizability and broad transfer from research to practice are increasingly in doubt? In the colloquium, I will discuss how we get smarter in understanding and influencing the practical world of teaching and learning in schools and universities, museums and hospitals, summer camps and religious institutions. As we come to recognize how particular and even unique are the situations we confront with our pedagogies and our designs, how do we use, acquire, create or defend what counts as “evidence?”

See the full talk abstract here.

Lee Shulman, PhD – Stanford University

Thursday, May 19th, 12:30-1:30pm, Annenberg 303


Join MPES for “Motivational Profiles and Student Engagement: An Integrative Perspective” by Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
3-4 PM, Annenberg 303

See full talk flyer here.

To watch the talk, visit: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/87030094 


Please join MPES for “A Consideration of Risk and Opportunities for Resilience among Latino Adolescents in the U.S.”

Adriana J. Umaña-Taylor
Foundation Professor
Arizona State University

Friday May 6th, 2016
11 AM – 12 PM (with a short Q & A period following the talk)
Annenberg 303

See the full talk flyer here