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Virtual: ‘Learning as a Cultural Process: Insights from Mayan Families’

February 8, 2021 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Join the Carolina Consortium on Human Development and the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute on February 8 at 2:00 p.m. for a lecture as part of the “Culture & Developmental Science: Considering Context, Culture, and Intersectional Approaches” series. Barbara Rogoff, a University of California – Santa Cruz (UCSC) Foundation distinguished professor of psychology, will speak about learning as a cultural process specifically focusing on insights from Mayan families. Join the lecture using this Zoom link

Rogoff investigates cultural aspects of children’s learning and how communities arrange for learning, finding especially sophisticated collaboration and attention among children from Indigenous communities of the Americas. She received a Distinguished Lifetime Contributions Award (Society for Research in Child Development) and the Chemers Award for Outstanding Research (UCSC). She is a fellow of the National Academy of Education; the American Association for Anatomy; the American Physical Society; and the American Educational Research Association. She has held the University of California Presidential Chair and fellowships of the Center for Advanced Study in the behavioral sciences, Kellogg Foundation, Spencer Foundation, and the Exploratorium, and served as editor of human development. 

Her recent books have received major awards: Learning Together (finalist for the Maccoby Award, American Psychological Association); The Cultural Nature of Human Development (APA William James Book Award); and Developing Destinies: A Mayan Midwife and Town (Maccoby Award, APA). Recent volumes include Learning by Observing and Pitching In to Family and Community Endeavors and Children Learn by Observing and Contributing to Family and Community Endeavors. Learn more about her work here.