2005 PKAL National Colloquium

Background: 2005 PKAL Roundtable on the Future

Translating How People Learn into a Roadmap for Institutional Transformation
Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza & the Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Kansas City, Missouri
September 30 - October 2, 2005

Background

The 2005 PKAL Roundtable on the future addressed how advances in the cognitive and learning sciences inform us about how people learn and how such information and data might guide the work of academic leadership responsible for shaping the undergraduate STEM learning environment. For the purposes of this Roundtable, learning environment was defined as:

  • the academic program (formal instruction in classroom and lab)
  • the co-curricular/non-formal program, which could include group, project, and discussion activities, that enable 24/7 learning temporally and physically
  • the spaces in which undergraduate learning and research, both physical and virtual
  • the human infrastructure supportive of deep learning
  • the technological infrastructure supportive of deep learning and corresponding research
  • the operational infrastructure supportive of deep learning