Embodied Cognition & Education Talks at AERA

I’ll be giving just one talk at AERA this year, and hosting a symposium session. Both are related to the applications of embodied cognition research and enactivism to education.

  1. Embodied and Enactive Approaches to Instruction: Implications and Innovations. SIG-Learning Sciences. Scheduled Time: Mon, May 3 – 2:15pm – 3:45pm Building/Room: Sheraton Denver / Governor’s Square 14.
    • Discussant: James Paul Gee (Arizona State University)
      Chair: Douglas L Holton (Utah State University)
      Participant: Dor Abrahamson (University of California – Berkeley)
      Participant: Mark Howison (University of California – Berkeley)
      Participant: Robert Goldstone (Indiana University)
      Participant: David Landy (University of Richmond)
      Participant: Qing Li (University of Calgary)
      Participant: David Birchfield (Arizona State University)
      Participant: Mina Catherine Johnson-Glenberg (ASU)
    • The purpose of this session is to explore the implications of enactivism and embodied cognition research for educational design and research, as well as share innovative instructional techniques and learning environments inspired by research on embodiment.
  2. Constructivism + Embodied Cognition = Enactivism: Theoretical and Practical Implications for Conceptual Change. SIG-Constructivist Theory, Research, and Practice. Scheduled Time: Sat, May 1 – 2:15pm – 3:45pm, Building/Room: Sheraton Denver / Plaza Court 3.
    • Part of the symposium: Theoretical and Practical Frameworks for Understanding Learning
    • The objective of this paper is to explore specific theoretical and practical implications of recent research on embodied cognition and enactivism for the design of effective learning environments, especially those targeting conceptual change. The ultimate goal is to illustrate how enactivism and embodiment meet the criteria that often defines scientific progress, and thus can help progress educational research and development and constructivist theory.
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