Lessons from the Science of Learning for 21st-Century Schools

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September 5, 2012


6:00 p.m. – Registration
6:30 p.m. – Program


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Santa Monica, CA

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Preparing students for 21st-century work, citizenship, and life is increasingly complicated. A variety of factors—including globalization, technology, migration, international competition, and changing markets—add a new urgency to develop the skills and knowledge students need for success. Interest in these skills is not new: Researchers have been studying how students learn and how to teach these skills for more than 40 years.

So what does the research tell us about how students learn 21st-century skills and how teachers can effectively teach them? Join us at RAND for a thought-provoking presentation on how we can change the way we teach using the science of learning.

Featured Speaker

V. Darleen Opfer
Director, RAND Education; Distinguished Chair in Education Policy, RAND Corporation

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