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Content Author:
Chaning Jang, George Kinyanjui, Stuart Russell, Lily L. Tsai, Kelly Zhang, Alisa Zomer
Date: 8 July 2020

The "Behavioral Science in the Field" course, a collaboration between the MIT Governance Lab and the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, uses an interdisciplinary approach to train graduate students from MIT, other U.S. universities, and universities in East Africa in cutting-edge behavioral science research. In this seminar, we discuss lessons from the course pilot held in Kenya in early 2020, including progress on our key pedagogical outcomes.

Content Author:
Peter Senge, Mette Miriam Böll PhD
Date: 31 March 2020

Dr. Peter Senge and Dr. Mette Böll discuss 4 Pillars of Well-Being, offers a conceptual framework for promoting well-being based on the  research of Dr. Richard Davidson and the Center for Healthy Minds at the Univ. of Wisconsin, and offer participants the chance to practice using the tool.

Content Author:
Angela Belcher
Date: 1 April 2019

Professor Angela Belcher compares fun ways of introducing science to children in grades pK-12 and similar engaging methods she uses in her college classrooms.

Content Author:
Angela Belcher
Date: 20 March 2018

pK-12 @ J-WEL's Faculty Co-Director, Prof. Angie Belcher, shares her passion for transforming STEM education for kids. She argues that we underestimate what kids can do, as well as their enthusiasm for learning science.

Content Author:
Hal Abelson
Date: 11 October 2017

MIT Professor Hal Abelson explains how computer science isn't just about learning to code, but coding to learn. He describes the history of teaching kids computer science and Seymour Papert's and Jeanette Wing's roles in this important movement.