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Upcoming research presentations and guest speakers

Thursday, June 18
3 to 5 p.m.

University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Education Building, Room 210
11 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario

Dr. Yasmin Kafai presents: The importance of computer programming in schools

Please join us at UOIT’s Education Building, Room 210 on Thursday, June 18 from 3 to 5 p.m. to hear keynote speaker, Dr. Yasmin Kafai, Professor, Learning Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, deliver a timely and engaging talk on the importance of computer programming in schools.

Dr. Kafai will address the various affordances of incorporating computer programming into the curriculum in an effort to teach students how to be critical producers and consumers of their digital world. Programming not only has the potential to speak to students’ out-of-school digital literacies practices, but also to develop important critical thinking, creative problem-solving and collaboration skills. This talk will benefit current and emerging educators and students of all kinds.

Her recent book publications include Connected Code, Computer Clubhouse, Textile Messages, and Beyond Barbie and Mortal Kombat. She earned a doctorate from Harvard University while working with Seymour Papert at the MIT Media Lab. She is an elected Fellow of the American Educational Research Association and a past President of the International Society for the Learning Sciences.

For more information on Dr. Kafai or this important talk, please view the event poster.

Please RSVP to Kim Mitchell, Administrative Assistant, no later than Monday, June 8.

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