Recent years have seen an explosion of scientific evidence showing that there is a different way to learn, lead, and live—available to us all. When people take a limitless approach to learning—in mathematics and in life—different pathways open up, leading to higher, more equitable, and more enjoyable achievement. We are in an exciting time in terms of the knowledge we can all access and the ways knowledge is being communicated. Our world is filled with data and data visualizations and a new, important goal for our teaching is to help students become data literate, learning to make sense of data in their lives and separate fact from fiction. In this session we will consider what this different approach is, thinking about the ways teachers and students can learn, lead, and live without barriers and with a strong sense of purpose.
Dr. Jo Boaler