How do people become activated to pursue learning? How do they develop a passion for art, science, or technology? How can we design a lifelong learning infrastructure that provides supportive trajectories as people move from school students, to places of higher learning, to working professionals?
This international symposium brings together researchers who are exploring new approaches to answering these questions. It includes research focused on “formal” settings such as universities and schools, and “informal” settings such as museums. We will explore inspiration and creativity from a lifelong perspective, tracing how work on children, adults, and professionals might be connected theoretically and in terms of educational interventions. The symposium draws from interdisciplinary work in the learning sciences, education, human-computer interaction, and psychology.
Admission free | Conference talks in English
*Kevin CROWLEY University of Pittsburgh, USA
Kirsten DROTNER University of Southern Denmark
Elisa GIACCARDI TU Delft, Netherlands
Yasunori GOH Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Karen KNUTSON University of Pittsburgh, USA
Kumiyo NAKAKOJI Kyoto University/SRA, Japan
*Takeshi OKADA University of Tokyo, Japan
Palmyre PIERROUX University of Oslo, Norway
Christian SCHUNN University of Pittsburgh, USA
Yasunori YAMANOUCHI, Osaka University, Japan
This symposium is made possible by generous support from the Ishibashi Foundation (公益財団法人石橋財団) and JST-RISTEX.