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Toward a Transdisciplinary Science of Adolescent Education: Bringing together diverse practical and scientific perspectives to drive innovation
Research over the past several years documents that adolescence is an experience-sensitive period of brain maturation and plasticity. Work in the field of education highlights the need for innovation in adolescent schooling, as many traditional school designs and teaching practices are unsupportive of diverse adolescents’ developmental needs. This symposium will bring together developmental neuroscientists and educational psychologists from diverse international perspectives with education practitioners working to build innovative secondary school models around the world. The aim will be to highlight new information about adolescent development, to extract usable insights for application to practical questions in education, and to begin to formulate a vision for productive research collaborations in this space. The symposium will be chaired by Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, from University of Southern California.