Monday, February 24, 2014

2014 Annual Meeting Division C Events

We are very excited for a wonderful AERA in Philadelphia! We have highlighted some Division C events that we think will be of great interest for you. We hope to see you at many of them!


Saturday, April 5th

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Division C Business Meeting
Convention Center, 100 Level, 113A

8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Division C and Motivation SIG Graduate Student Social
Location: TBD

Come mix and mingle with fellow graduate students and post docs. Drink tickets available for the first 40 people who arrive.

Sunday, April 6th

12:25 – 1:55 pm
Division C GSC New Directions: Mind-Set—Theory, Practice, and Policy
Convention Center, 100 Level, 113A

Research on Mindsets—individuals’ beliefs about the nature of intelligence—has grown exponentially in recent years. In this session, the panel will discuss two projects to illustrate the diversity of new directions in Mindset research, as well as innovative techniques being employed. The presentation by Dr. Shumow and Dr. Schmidt will discuss their work examining the effects of a science-based classroom intervention designed to impact implicit beliefs about intelligence in 7th and 9th grade students. Their use of mixed-methods, observations, and interviews provides a more comprehensive understanding of Mindsets interventions. The presentation by Dr. Yeager and Dr. Walton will overview several scaled interventions that delivered brief (20-30 minute) mindset messages to adolescents and emerging adults to evaluate effects on academic behaviors. Their work provides novel information by using double-blind, randomized experiments and building upon contemporary social-cognitive theories for development in showing
how social cognitions (i.e., mindsets) can influence contexts of adolescent development.

Monday, April 7th

10:35am - 12:05pm
Division C Fireside Chat. From Research to Real Life: Insights into Designing and Implementing Classroom-Based Interventions
Convention Center, 100 Level, 112B

Although research has the potential to greatly impact practice and policy, there are substantial challenges involved in bridging the gap between educational research and implementation. In particular, interventions designed to alter students’ learning and behavior in the classroom can be powerful but arduous. Allan Wigfield, a leading scholar in the field of achievement motivation, will shed light on the rewards and challenges involved in venturing outside the academic realm to instantiate lasting change in the classroom. In particular, Dr. Wigfield will speak about his longstanding collaborative work on reading-based interventions with both elementary and middle school students. This fireside chat will include ample time for discussion concerning interventions and other translational research efforts.

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