Forget What You Know: The Power of Unlearning

Monday, March 6
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Hilton Austin Downtown - Salon G

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Chris Dede
Harvard Graduate School of Education - Timothy E Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies

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Jayne Everson
Beaver Country Day School - Upper School Math Teacher

Missing-speaker

Marga Biller
Harvard Graduate School of Education - Project Dir, Learning Innovations Laboratory, Project Zero

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Peter Hutton
Beaver Country Day School - Head of School

Summary

#unlearning

When faced with a new problem, we often rely on our old habits and past experiences to guide our decision-making process; we tap into existing schemas and leverage things we already know to reach a solution. This panel will undo all of that. We’ll explore the power of unlearning and why it’s a crucial tool that is unfortunately underutilized. Panelists will discuss questions to use in determining if you’re facing an unlearning challenge, and offer suggestions on how to unlearn an existing way of thinking that may be impeding your problem solving. What impact does unlearning have on educators? Students? Curricula? This panel will show you. Come unlearn with us.

Event Type:
Sessions
Format:
Panel
Track:
Instruction
Tags:
professional development computational thinking unlearning

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