Kent State’s SOLE Center hosts a summit on learning and education

Alyssa Schmitt

Kent State University’s Science of Learning and Education (SOLE) Center will be holding a summit Oct. 9-10, “Improving Student Achievement: A Summit on Learning and Education” at the Kent State University Conference Center in downtown Kent.

World class scientists in cognitive and educational psychology from around the country will be discussing evidence to improve student’s academic achievements.

Professor John Dunlosky, who organized the event, said he wanted to bring this information to the Kent State community.

“It turns out the last 20 to 30 years we’ve learned a lot about how students and teachers can improve education,” said Dunlosky. “Often, because this information is more science focused, it doesn’t get out to the folks who’d be interested in using it.”

Dunlosky said students who wish to improve their learning skills should listen to Mark McDaniel’s speech at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 9 on simple techniques to improve student achievement.

The program Oct. 10 will focus more on the science of education from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. There is a schedule available online on the Kent State University SOLE’s main homepage. 

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