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The Core Nature of Learning
Erie Community College
Buffalo, NY
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Join Learning Choices Network and Mandala School of East Aurora for an opportunity to create, facilitate, and promote alternative opportunities for authentic learning in the local community.  Keynote, workshops, & lunch only $75

Keynote: Peter Gray, Ph.D., research professor at Boston College, is author of the recently published book Free to Learn (Basic Books, 2013) and Psychology (Worth Publishers, a college textbook now in its 6th edition).  He has conducted and published research in comparative, evolutionary, developmental, and educational psychology. He did his undergraduate study at Columbia University and earned a Ph.D. in biological sciences at Rockefeller University. His current research and writing focus primarily on children's natural ways of learning and the life-long value of play. His own play includes not only his research and writing, but also long distance bicycling, kayaking, back-woods skiing, and vegetable gardening.

Confirmed workshops include: (titles may change)
Firsthand Learning in Science-David Hartney
Identifying Creative Traits within African-American Children-Maisha Drayton
Art in other Lessons-Vanessa Frost
Practical Play-David Harter
Reggio Emilio-Dr. Myra Berkley
Extended Conversation with Dr. Peter Gray
Self-Psychology-Dr. Carol Munschauer
Socrates Cafe: Bringing Civil Discourse to Students-Dr. John Newton
Project-Based Learning-Megan Mills Hoffman
Poetry-Ian Belknap
Community Education-Michael Gainer
"Got a Story? Gotta Tell It!"-karima amin
Learning Landscapes-Joy Kuebler
Saturday Oct 12, 2013 8:30 AM - Saturday Oct 12, 2013 2:00 PM | $75.00 - $95.00



Erie Community College (View)
121 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
United States


Education > Conventions
Education > Workshops

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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