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education's digital future

identity, motivation, stereotype threat: how do they matter for learning?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
CERAS Learning Hall (CERAS 101), 520 Galvez Mall, Lobby Level

Claude Steel
Claude Steele
Carol Dweck
Carol Dweck
Geoff Cohen
Geoff Cohen
Deborah Stipek
Deborah Stipek

Social psychologists have learned a lot about how students' sense of who they are and what is expected of them greatly influence academic achievement. This panel assembles leading lights to offer insight on the latest research in this field, and cutting-edge ideas about how digital technology might help or hinder educational ambitions.  This event is co-sponsored by the Workshop on Poverty, Inequality, and Education and Education’s Digital Future.

The panel includes:

Claude Steele, Dean of Stanford’s Graduate School of Education, studies stereotype threat and its application to minority student academic performance.

Carol Dweck, Professor at Stanford University, studies the self-conceptions (or mindsets) people use to structure the self and guide their behavior.

Geoff Cohen, Professor at Stanford University, studies processes related to identity maintenance and their implications for social problems.

Moderated by Deborah Stipek, Professor at Stanford University, who studies instructional effects on children's achievement motivation, early childhood education, elementary education, and school reform.

Thank you for your interest in this public forum!  Due to the large amount of RSVPs, the event has reached capacity, but we are happy to announce that we will be offering a live stream of the event.  Please tune in on the evening of Tuesday, February 18th at 6pm by clicking here.  As always, please check our website for updates to our Spring public forum schedule.