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CREATE Science Seminar: Bryan Brown
February 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
“The Meaning Beyond the Words: How Language, Race and Culture Impact Science Teaching and Learning”
This presentation explores how race, culture and language intersect to create the condition of contemporary learning. Through a sequence of research, this presentation explores the theoretical and pragmatic aspects of this dilemma. From a theoretical perspective, the talk will explore the Language-Identity dilemma. As students learn, the way academic language is taught to them can present a cognitive and culture conflict. The presentation provides an overview of a series of qualitative and quantitative experiments that document the realities of this complex interaction.
Light refreshments will be provided.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
From 2014-2018, Brown served as the associate dean for student affairs in the graduate school. He joined Stanford University in 2004 after working on a post-doctoral fellowship at Michigan State University. His award-winning research focuses on improving urban science education. He focuses on exploring how language and identity impact urban students’ learning. Brown is a former high school science teacher who earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Hampton University, a master’s degree in educational psychology from the University of California and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Currently, Brown leads the Science In The City Research Group. This group examines how technology can serve as a mediator between a monolingual and monocultural teaching force and the multilingual and multicultural student population.
This is part of the CREATE Seminar Series. Learn more.