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SCOPE Seminar: Serendipity policy in education - Opportunity is not enough, with Lee Shulman

Monday, February 23, 2015
CERAS 101 Learning Hall

Serendipity Policy in Education: Opportunity is not Enough

Lee Shulman will present a talk titled, "Serendipity Policy in Education: Opportunity Is Not Enough."

Shulman is president emeritus of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He was the 8th President of the Carnegie Foundation from 1997 to 2008. The Carnegie Foundation's mission is "to do and perform all things necessary to encourage, uphold and dignify the profession of the teacher," thus it currently acts as a center devoted to strengthening teaching at America's colleges and schools.

Shulman's research and writings have dealt with the study of teaching and teacher education; the growth of knowledge among those learning to teach, including pedagogical content knowledge; the assessment of teaching; medical education; the psychology of instruction in science, mathematics, and medicine; the logic of educational research; and the quality of teaching in higher education. Since 1990, Shulman has collaborated on programs and research to strengthen the role of teaching in higher education, emphasizing the importance of "teaching as community property" and the central role of a scholarship of teaching and learning in supporting the needed changes in the cultures of higher education. Shulman's most recent emphasis of study has been the conceptualizing and description of signature pedagogies in the preparation of professionals.

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