Andrei Semenov, a child psychology doctoral student in the Institute of Child Development (ICD), recently attended the International Science of Learning Conference in Brisbane, Australia, at the University of Queensland Brain Institute as part of a U.S. delegation of graduate students and faculty. The delegation was funded as a National Science Foundation Initiative.
The event consisted of 3 days of research presentations and educator outreach, and featured speakers from the fields of cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and educational psychology. The conference was followed by 2 days of workshops, which were attended by the U.S. delegation of eight graduate students and five faculty members.
During the post-conference workshops, Semenov and the U.S. delegation met with researchers from the Queensland Brain Institute. These workshops addressed research topics, such as new technologies, social and emotional determinants of learning, and multimedia learning. They also covered international collaboration and scientist/educator collaboration. Semenov presented his project on introducing structured family routines to Head Start and Early Head Start families as a way to improve executive function in children.