Alan Collins: What's worth teaching? Rethinking Curriculum in the Age of Technology @ East building, 239 Greene Street, NY, 3rd floor, Room 302

11/14/2017 1:30 pm – 11/14/2017 3:30 pm What’s Worth Teaching? Rethinking Curriculum in the Age of Technology Allan Collins Professor Emeritus of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University Taking a close look at how advances in technology, communication, and the dissemination of information are reshaping the world, Allan Collins will examine how schools can foster flexible, self-directed learners who will thrive in the 21st century and present a broad, new vision for how schools can be redesigned to teach the kinds of knowledge, skills, and dispositions students will need in an increasingly complex society and global world. Allan Collins is Professor Emeritus of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. He is a member of the National Academy of Education and a fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, the Cognitive Science Society, the American Educational Research Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He served as a founding editor of the journal Cognitive Science and as first chair of the Cognitive Science Society. He has studied teaching and learning for over 30 years, and written extensively on related topics. He is best known in psychology for his work on how people answer questions, in artificial intelligence for his work on reasoning and intelligent tutoring systems, and in education for his work on situated learning, inquiry teaching, design research, and cognitive apprenticeship. From 1991 to 1994 he was co-director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Center for Technology in Education. His book with Richard Halverson entitled Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology: The Digital Revolution and the Schools was published by Teachers College Press in September 2009.