Today, education professor Cheryl Lindeman is presenting her research on intellectual curiosity in the classroom as part of the 26th International Conference on Learning hosted by Queen’s University Belfast in Ireland.
The theme for the 2019 International Conference on Learning is “Learning to Make a Social Difference.” In her presentation, titled “Informal STEM Learning: Cultivating Curiosity,” Lindeman will discuss her research project focused on developing a Curiosity Club at Jubilee Family Development Center. Randolph education students, along with science outreach students, assisted with the inquiry projects offered on Friday afternoons.
After two years offering Curiosity Club, Lindeman’s findings indicate that under-served children expand their confidence in asking questions, designing investigations, and doing projects.
The International Conference on Learning attendees include leaders in the field, as well as emerging scholars, who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. A variety of presentation options and session types offer opportunities for attendees to share their work, discuss key issues in the field, and build relationships with attendees.