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Bronwyn Bevan: The Cultural Dimensions of Learning

February 25, 2019 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Bronwyn Bevan is Senior Research Scientist at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her research examines how science learning can be organized to empower individuals and communities. She is the Principal Investigator of the NSF-funded Research+Practice Collaboratory, the One Sky Institute, and several other federally and privately funded projects. For over two decades, she worked at the Exploratorium, in San Francisco, where she led the teaching and learning, and research on learning, programs. She served on the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Out-of-School Time. STEM Learning and is on the editorial board of Science Education.

Bevan will discuss research and theory on the cultural dimensions of learning and the ways in which out-of-school learning experiences can be leveraged to create equitable and empowering learning environments for young people in school.