Daniel L. Schwartz discusses innovative experiments to discover how children learn and generate new ideas

If we want to help children succeed and thrive so that they can reach their full potential, we need to understand their mental, biological, and emotional needs.

Join Sean Sanders, Director and Senior Editor for Custom Publishing at Science, as he interviews outstanding researchers in a broad range of fields whose work either directly involves the study of children and adolescents or has a significant impact in their lives. Each interviewee is also the recipient of the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize, awarded by the Jacobs Foundation, that recognizes exceptional achievements in the field of child and youth development.

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Episode 12: How do children generate new ideas?

Why is creativity important for learning? How can teachers deliver corrective feedback that motivates students to learn more? What contexts encourage students to actively seek constructive criticism?

Listen in as Sean finds out the answers to these questions and more with today’s guest, Daniel L. Schwartz.

Daniel L. Schwartz is the I. James Quillen Dean and Nomellini & Olivier Professor of Educational Technology at Stanford University. Daniel Schwartz uses creative designs and experiments for his research into the mechanics of human learning and problem-solving, and their application.

Visit an online exhibition of Schwartz’s work.


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