Changing the Learning Environment: A Community Symposium
Symposium Background: DuPage Children’s Museum is committed to supporting the best learning opportunities for young children based on the latest research. That research tells us that free and guided play-based learning is the most effective kind of learning for young children. It can inspire them not only to learn, but to apply what they know in new situations and to continue to love learning. It can prepare them for school and continue to support them throughout their school years. We also know that everywhere children go can be a “learning environment” especially when parents, caregivers and teachers are empowered to be their guides. But how do we make that happen? On Saturday, January 19, 2013, DCM held this community symposium to acquaint thought-leaders in our community with what valid research is really telling us, and to learn from all in attendance how we can work together to make a difference.
Click here to view the presentation that was presented by Keynote Speaker Dr. Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek. Additional information, including a video recap and important outcomes from the symposium will be posted in the coming weeks and months.
To learn more about the Early Learning Research in Action Council (ELRAC), you can contact the Museum’s Director of Early Learning Research & Education, Cynthia Mark-Hummel, at 630-637-8000 ext. 3000.