CIRCLE Conference 2012: Integrating Cognitive Science with Innovative Teaching in STEM Disciplines

CIRCLE Conference

Discussing new and innovative approaches for the teaching of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is the primary goal of an interdisciplinary conference scheduled for Sept. 27-28 at the Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center at Washington University in St. Louis. Titled “Integrating Cognitive Science with Innovative Teaching in STEM Disciplines,” the conference is sponsored by the Center for Integrative Research on Cognition, Learning, and Education (CIRCLE) at Washington University with funding from the James S. McDonnell Foundation.

This conference will bring together 66 educators and researchers from 42 different institutions and variety of disciplines, including education, psychology, cognitive science, and STEM fields (biology, chemistry, engineering, physics) to stimulate interdisciplinary conversation and collaboration. The primary goal of the conference is to discuss implementation and evaluation of innovations in STEM pedagogy.