We are delighted to start up our LuCiD seminar series for 2021/2022 on Tuesday 5th October at 2pm (UK time). Prof Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek (Temple University) will talk about How High Quality Language Creates High Quality Learning Environments.
Language competence is the single best predictor of children’s social and school success. Yet, we often pay little attention to how we can foster strong language skills at home, in child care and in school. Using the science of learning as our guide, this presentation offers a twist on the way we do traditional science. Rather than asking what we do not yet know about language learning, we ask what we have learned in the past 40 years that could guide us in “languagizing” environments for infants and young children. Distilling from the language literature, I present 6 principles of language learning that can help parents and educators build a strong foundation for language learning and hence later reading, math and even executive function skills. Throughout, I review the literature on language development and add research generated in our labs to bridge the gap between what we know and how we can make that knowledge actionable – how we can hone our instincts about language learning, how we can use what we know to build better apps, and how we can make opportunities for growth in our homes and child care outlets. Our latest studies on evidence-based assessment and intervention demonstrate that using these principles can foster precisely the skills children will need to predict stronger social and academic outcomes.
How to join the seminar
Our seminars are free to attend & booking isn't required, just get in touch to request the zoom link or to join the seminar mailing list.