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2013 Boyd-Lubker lecturer to focus on key aspects of learning

Dr. Richard (Dick) Anderson, University Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will present Making School Intellectually Stimulating and Personally Engaging as part of the 2013 Boyd-Lubker Visiting Scholars Program at WKU.

boyd lubker lecture posterThe presentation will begin at 7 p.m. March 21 at Gary A. Ransdell Hall Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.

The presentation will focus on key aspects of learning including the role of classroom discussion in children’s cognitive, social and emotional development and the role of cultures, languages and writing systems in learning to read.

Dr. Anderson serves as University Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Illinois; Professor of Psychology, Beijing Normal University; and University Chair Professor, National Taiwan Normal University. He has also served as a junior high school social studies teacher, a high school history teacher and an assistant superintendent of schools.

He has made significant contributions to advancing educational proficiency including authoring more than 200 books and articles targeting key areas of reading, comprehension, thinking and education. He is nationally renowned and respected. His service includes President of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Dr. Anderson has received numerous awards including AERA’s Distinguished Contributions to Educational Research and has been named to the Gallery of Scientists of the Federation of Associations of Brain and Behavioral Sciences, which “recognizes eminent senior scientists who have made lasting and important contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior.”

About the Boyd-Lubker program: In 2000, the Boyd-Lubker Visiting Scholars Program was created through a gift by Drs. Bobbie and Lynn Lubker in memory of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. George Boyd. The program provides resources for bringing to campus each spring a scholar who will both give a general audience presentation and also meet with various campus groups and the community.

Contact: Nevil Speer, (270) 745-5959.

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