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The Science of Learning and Education (SOLE) to host summit on improving student scholarship

Posted Apr. 2, 2014

Thursday, October 9th will feature Keynote speaker Mark McDaniel, Ph.D. at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center. The public is invited to attend.

The following day, Friday, October 10th, will include multiple presentations by world-renowned scholars, including:

Dr. Bob Bjork, University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. Lynn Fuchs, Vanderbilt University
Dr. Steve Graham, Arizona State University
Dr. Elizabeth Marsh, Duke University
Dr. John Opfer, The Ohio State University
Dr. Hal Pashler, University of California, San Diego
Dr. Bethany Rittle-Johnson, Vanderbilt University
Dr. Dan Robinson, Colorado State University
Dr. John Sweller, University of New South Wales, Australia

Registration for this event is required. The event will be held at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center (http://www.kentstatehotel.com). We expect rooms to fill up quickly, so call (330)346-0100 for reservations soon, using key words Education Summit for the conference rate.

McDaniel is a Professor of Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the principal investigator in the Memory and Complex Learning Laboratory and the Director of the Center for Integrative Research on Cognition, Learning, and Education (CIRCLE). He conducts research on human learning and memory and his work encompasses several areas relevant to cognitive theory and its application: prospective memory, encoding processes in enhancing memory, retrieval processes and their mnemonic effects, concept learning, and aging and memory.

The Summit is supported by the Department of Psychological Sciences and by the Science of Learning and Education (SOLE) Center at Kent State University. A schedule of talks and events will be available on our website (http://www.kent.edu/CAS/SOLE) and from John Dunlosky (jdunlosk@kent.edu) by midsummer.