Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thursday - Roger Schank on Cognitive Science and Saving Schools

Join me Thursday, February 28th, for a live and interactive conversation with return guest Roger Schank to talk about his book Teaching Minds: How Cognitive Science Can Save Our Schools, why MOOCs won't save schools or the world, and why everything you think you know about education is wrong.

That's a tall order, and Roger is certainly capable of delivering on all of it--plus much more. Roger is one of the world's leading visionaries in artificial intelligence, learning theory, cognitive science, and the building of virtual learning environments. He is CEO of Socratic Arts, a company whose goal is to design and implement learning-by-doing, story-centered curricula in schools, universities, and corporations. A fuller, and somewhat amazing, bio is here.

Date: Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Log in at The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page.
Recording:  A full Blackboard Collaborate recording is at and an audio mp3 recording is at and at
Mightybell:  A Mightybell space with interview resources and conversation is at

"From grade school to graduate school, from the poorest public institutions to the most affluent private ones, our educational system is failing students. In his provocative new book, cognitive scientist and bestselling author Roger Schank argues that class size, lack of parental involvement, and other commonly-cited factors have nothing to do with why students are not learning. The culprit is a system of subject-based instruction and the solution is cognitive-based learning. This groundbreaking book defines what it would mean to teach thinking. The time is now for schools to start teaching minds!" (Publisher's description.)
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