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‘Development of Scientific Reasoning’

The Kendon Smith Lectures on the theme “The Development of Scientific Reasoning” will be held Thursday afternoon, April 4, and Friday morning, April 5, in the UNCG School of Education Building, Room 114. The free lectures are open to the public.

The lecture are:

Thursday, April 4
3 p.m. – David Klahr, Carnegie Mellon University – Experimental investigations of children’s skills at experimentation.
4:30 p.m. – Kevin Dunbar, University of Maryland – What scientists, students and neuroscience reveals about the acquisition, testing, and understanding of scientific concepts.

Friday, April 5
9 a.m. – Deborah Kelemen, Boston University – Evolving Minds: Developing conceptions of purpose and change in nature.
10:30 a.m. – Deanna Kuhn, Columbia University – Scientific thinking: What develops and what needs to develop

The Kendon Smith Lectures is an endowed series hosted annually by the Department of Psychology.

It was named for Dr. Kendon Smith who served as head of the Department of Psychology at UNCG from 1954-67 and held an Alumni Professorship from 1969 until his retirement in 1983.

More information on the Kendon Smith Lectures is available at http://www.uncg.edu/psy/ksl13.html