Dr. García Ramos and Dr. Calhoun Publish Rethinking Learning Potentials: The Benefits of Learning Across the Lifespan
In a collaborative effort that spanned from 2022 to 2023, Denise Calhoun, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Education Division, and Reyna García Ramos, PhD, a distinguished professor of education and director of the MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) program, have successfully published their groundbreaking research paper, titled Rethinking Learning Potentials: The Benefits of Learning Across the Lifespan. This paper made its debut at the prestigious END (Education and New Developments) 2023 conference, where it was featured in the conference proceedings.
The research represents a culmination of an intensive year-long partnership between these two prominent educators, bridging the realms of teaching and research. Their collaborative work has sought to uncover innovative ways to support cognitive learning across the entire spectrum of human development, from early childhood to late adulthood. By examining and reevaluating the learning potentials within different life stages, their paper opens up new avenues for enhancing education and nurturing intellectual growth throughout a person's lifespan.
Calhoun and Dr. García Ramos's research not only contributes significantly to the field of education but also holds promise for informing policies and practices that can revolutionize the way we approach learning across generations. Their dedication to reimagining learning opportunities will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on educational strategies and outcomes, ushering in a brighter future for learners of all ages.