Reconceptualizing learning: A critical task for knowledge-building and teaching

Maxine McKinney de Royston, Roy Pea, Nailah Suad Nasir, Carol Lee, Michael Cole, Martin Packer, Pat Kuhl, Andy Meltzoff, Carly Offidani-Bertrand, Keshia Harris, Gabriel Velez, Margaret Beale-Spencer, Leoandra Onnie Rogers, R. Josiah Rosario, Janene Cielto, Francisco Rosado-May, Luis Urrieta, Andrew Dayton, Barbara Rogoff, Ray McDermottJudith Green, Cynthia Brock, W. Douglas Baker, Pauline Harris, Sarah R. Levine, Danielle Keifert, Ananda Marin, Noel Enyedy, Alfredo Artiles, David Rose, Aydin Bal, Taucia Gonzalez, Nelson Flores, Erica Saldívar García, Brigid Barron, Philip Bell, Reed Stevens, Shelley Goldman, Tryphenia B. Peele-Eady, Elizabeth Birr Moje, Shirley Brice Heath, Michelle Bellino, Maisha T. Winn, H. Samy Alim, Django Paris, Casey Philip Wong, Beth Warren, Shirin Vossoughi, Ann S. Rosebery, Megan Bang, Edd V. Taylor, Subini Annamma, Angela Booker, Ezekiel Dixon-Roman, John Jackson, Kris D. Gutiérrez, A. Susan Jurow, Sepehr Vakil, William Penuel, Louis Gomez, Manuelito Biag, David G. Imig, Arnetha Ball, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Linda Darling-Hammond

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In this symposium, interdisciplinary perspectives and research methods—from the neurosciences, Black and ethnic studies, psychology, anthropology, philosophy, cultural studies, gender & women’s studies, and sociology—come together to elaborate an expansive vision of learning that ignites further inquiry into the cultural foundations of learning—the topic of a new Routledge Handbook (Nasir, Lee, Pea, & McKinney de Royston, forthcoming). This symposium includes interactive roundtables hosted by authors from sections of the Handbook: 1) Human Evolution, Physiological Processes, and Participation in Cultural Practices; 2) Discourse, Positioning, Argumentation, & Learning; 3) Learning Across Contexts; 4) Reframing Culture and Learning; and 5) Implications for Policy and Practice. The session will conclude with reflections from each roundtable and a who group discussion. This symposium, like the Handbook, seeks to synthesize and enrich our understanding of the processes of learning to support our capacity as a field to address critical problems in education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationThe Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2020 - Conference Proceedings
EditorsMelissa Gresalfi, Ilana Seidel Horn
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781732467255
StatePublished - 2020
Event14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2020 - Nashville, United States
Duration: Jun 19 2020Jun 23 2020

Publication series

NameComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
ISSN (Print)1573-4552


Conference14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Context
  • Culture
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Learning
  • Methodology
  • Theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education


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