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Content Author:
Sara Monteabaro, Nadine Gaab
Date: 29 October 2019

In this interactive and action-driven session, hear from social entrepreneurs whose innovative solutions are addressing early childhood education around the world.

Content Author:
Vijay Kumar Ed. D
Date: 28 October 2019

Dr. Vijay Kumar welcomes J-WEL members to the October 2019 J-WEL Week. Kumar pays homage to J-WEL's agenda that focuses on new ways of research and evidence-based initiatives that support STEM education. 

Content Author:
Rebecca Winthrop
Date: 15 July 2019

In this excerpt from Dr. Rebecca Winthrop's LINC 2019 keynote address, she explains what it means to leapfrog education using an example from Brazil, where innovative techniques are being used to help kids access education in remote jungle areas.

Content Author:
Rebecca Winthrop
Date: 18 June 2019

In the MIT LINC Conference 2019 Keynote address, Dr. Rebecca Winthrop discusses the possibility of leapfrogging—harnessing innovation to rapidly accelerate educational progress—to ensure that all young people develop the skills they need for a fast-changing world.

Content Author:
George Westerman, Rachel Mohammed, Mark Cousino
Date: 2 April 2019

George Westerman discusses the future of the Chief Learning Officers in corporate environments, and the learning and development functioning in companies. 

Content Author:
Eric Klopfer
Date: 2 April 2019

In this session from the April 2019 J-WEL Week, MIT faculty and researchers share their work with the J-WEL community, engaging in a conversation about collaboration and ways in which the work can be extended to the J-WEL members.

Content Author:
Radhika Bhula, Meagan Neal
Date: 11 July 2018

Radhika Bhula, Policy Manager at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), describes a report compiling 58 different evaluations from 28 low and middle-income countries on primary and secondary school attendance. 

Content Author:
Eric Klopfer, Judy Perry
Date: 20 March 2018

Design-based research (DBR) is a framework which aims to offer a means for educational researchers to evaluate, iterate, and refine educational innovations as well as their underlying assumptions.

Content Author:
Laura Schulz
Date: 20 March 2018

MIT Associate Professor of Cognitive Science Laura Schulz describes the work of MIT's Early Childhood Cognition Lab in its efforts to understand the basic computations and cognitive processes that underlie early learning. She also explains a simple experiment designed to test what children learn about effort and how hard they try at a task after watching an adult struggle to succeed. 

Content Author:
Richard Larson
Date: 14 March 2018

MIT Professor Richard Larson tells the story of how watching his son create a biology project using a computer, rare in those days, led to the beginnings of the LINC Conference.

Content Author:
Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab
Date: 1 August 2017

This bulletin reviews 58 randomized evaluations from 28 low- and middle-income countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America that tested programs designed to increase school enrollment and attendance from preschool through secondary school.