Developmental Perspectives on Learning from Birth to College

The UNCG Child and Family Research Network (CFRN) and the UNCG Research and Instruction and STEM Education (RISE) Network  are co-sponsoring an interdisciplinary conference that brings together educators, researchers, advocates, and leaders to discuss developmental perspectives on learning from birth to college.


Conference Details:

Friday, November 21, 2014
Elliott University Center Auditorium, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (directions)

Morning Session:

8:00am Continental Breakfast (Elliott University Center Auditorium Lobby)
8:45am Provost Dana Dunn, Welcome
9:00am Oscar Barabin, Ph.D., Lila L. and Douglas J. Hertz Endowed Chair in Psychology at Tulane University,Keynote Address “Learning in the 21st Century”
10:30am Dr. Julie Mendez, “Promoting Engagement in Learning: Integrating Culture and Diversity into Educational Practice and Policy”
11:00am Dr. Debra Cassidy, Dr. Danielle Crosby, Dr. Linda Hestenes, Dr. Karen La Paro, Dr. Sharon Mims, and Dr. Catherine Scott-Little, “Quality learning environments for young children”
11:30am Dr. Esther Leerkes, “Preparing children for school: The role of emotionally supportive parenting”

Afternoon Session:

1:30pm Dr. Ian Beatty, “What happens when physicists study physics students?”
2:00pm Dr. Thanujeni Pathman, “Learning from a developmental cognitive neuroscience perspective”


Discussion groups to follow


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Conference Co-Sponsors:

  • The Office of Research and Economic Development
  • The College of Arts and Sciences
  • The School of Health and Human Sciences
  • The School of Education



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