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33rd Minnesota Symposium on Child Psychology

Action as an Organizer of Learning and Development

 

Honoring
 The Scientific Works of 
Anne D. Pick and Herbert L. Pick Jr.

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum
October 10-12, 2002

Thursday, October 10 (12:30-1:00 pm )

Session I: Using information to guide action.
(Thursday, 1:00 - 5:35 pm)
David N. Lee, University of Edinburgh Getting set for action. (1:00-2:00 pm)
Claes von Hofsten, Uppsale University The development of prospective control in looking and reaching. (2:10-3:10 pm)
COFFEE BREAK 3:10-3:40 pm
Karen Adolph, New York University Specificity of knowledge for action. (3:40-4:40 pm)
Discussant:  William H. Warren, Brown University Formal discussion (4:50-5:20 pm)
OPEN DISCUSSSION Roundtable of Professors Lee, von Hofsten, Adolph, and Warren and open discussion from the audience (5:20-5:35 pm)
 

Friday, October 11

Session II: Computational complexity and the integration of information.
(Friday, 9:00 am - 12:10 pm))
Richard N. Aslin, University of Rochester Multi-modal information, computational complexity and constraints on actions. (9:00 - 10:00 am)
COFFEE BREAK 10:00-10:30 am
Martin S. Banks, University of California at Berkeley The benefits and costs of combining information within and between modalities. (10:30 - 11:30 am)
Discussant:  Emily W. Bushnell, Tufts University Formal discussion (11:40am - 12:10 pm)
LUNCH 12:10 - 2:00 pm
 
Session III: Active learning in early development
(Friday, 2:00 - 5:05 pm)
Nora S. Newcombe, Temple University Evidence for and against a geometric module: The roles of language and action (2:00 - 3:00 pm)
Esther Thelen, Indiana University Conceptualizing the interface of action, perception and cognition (3:10 - 4:10 pm)
Discussant:  Bennett I. Bertenthal, University of Chicago Formal discussion (4:20-4:50 pm)
OPEN DISCUSSSION Roundtable of Professors Aslin, Banks, Bushnell, Newcombe, Thelen and Bertenthal and open discussion from the audience. (4:50-5:05 pm)
 

Saturday, October 12

Session IV: Using representations to guide action.
 (Saturday 9:00am - 12:00 pm)
Rachel Keen, University of Massachusetts Using perceptual representations to guide reaching and looking (9:00 - 10:00 am)
COFFEE BREAK 10:00-10:30 am
Lynn S. Liben, Pennsylvania State University Using maps to guide learning and action (10:30 - 11:30 am)
Discussant:  Janellen Huttenlocher, University of Chicago Formal discussion (11:40 am - 12:10 pm)
OPEN DISCUSSSION Roundtable of Professors Keen, Liben, and Huttenlocher and open discussion from the audience. (12:10 - 12:25 pm)
 
Final Remarks: Anne Pick and Herbert Pick (12:30 pm)

All lectures free and open to the public

Minnesota Symposium Co-chairs
Charles A. Nelson, ICD
Jeffrey J. Lockman, Tulane University
John J. Rieser, Vanderbilt University
Supported by
Institute of Child Development
College of Education & Human Development
Center for Cognitive Sciences

Director, Institute of Child Development
Ann S. Masten