October 11: Teacher Education Conversation with Angela Duckworth
With the College of Education and Human Development and the Center for the Study of Diversity, the School of Education will host a professional conversation on teacher education with Angela Duckworth, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.
October 11, 2016
2:15 to 3:15 pm
Trabant University Center, 209/211
Our education programs should prepare prospective teachers who promote their students’ enthusiasm for learning and resolve to achieve their long-term goals. These qualities are not always considered in our education programs, especially in preparing teacher candidates to work with students with diverse life experiences and identities in a variety of school settings. This conversation with teacher educators will center on two questions: Which design features and instructional activities within education programs can help ensure the attainment of these important goals? And, how can we support faculty collaboration to build student enthusiasm and resolve?
In her late twenties, Angela Duckworth left a demanding job as a management consultant to teach math to seventh graders in the New York City public schools. Several years in the classroom taught her that effort was tremendously important to success. To investigate why some people work so much harder and longer than others, Angela entered the PhD program in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is now a professor. She is a 2013 MacArthur fellow and founder and scientific director of the Character Lab. Her book, Grit: The Power of Passion & Perseverance (2016), has spent more than 15 weeks on the New York Times Nonfiction Best Seller List.
This event is co-sponsored by the College of Education and Human Development, the School of Education, and the Center for the Study of Diversity.