ICLS 2014 logo11th

International Conference of the Learning Sciences

Boulder, Colorado, USAJune 23-27, 2014

Conference Theme

The theme of ICLS 2014 is “Learning and Becoming in Practice.” By focusing on learning and becoming, we aim to foreground the ways that learning entails becoming a certain kind of person. By focusing on learning and becoming in practice, we aim to foreground the ways that learning processes are situated within different kinds of practices. Three kinds of practices encompass a range of contexts and processes in which people learn: by engaging in the epistemic practices of disciplines, by participating in sociocultural practices, and by engaging in design. Two additional practices we highlight pertain to how we organize our own work as learning scientists: the practices for analyzing and modeling learning across settings and time and the practices for designing for scale and sustainability.

In many ways, practice is a natural focus for our field. The call for conducting design experiments grew in part from a perception that findings generated in laboratory studies of cognition were too distal from real learning in practice. Design researchers take a deeply pragmatic stance toward research on learning, seeking to generate insights from studying learning in situ or in vivo. People who collaborated within key institutions in the history of the learning sciences—such as the Institute for Research on Learning and Xerox PARC—were key to developing the rich and generative theoretical accounts of learning in practice.

This theme supports dialogue around this particular vision, both because we recognize that scholars in our community take up different stances regarding essential elements of learning sciences and because we want to provide opportunities for them to shape, elaborate, and contest this vision.

Organizing Committee

Conference Co-Chairs

Program Co-Chairs

Workshop Co-Chairs

Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs

Early Career Workshop Co-Chairs

Communications Chair

Special Sessions Co-Chairs

Advisory Committee

Sasha Barab, Arizona State University
Robert Barrett, Bath Spa University
Philip Bell, University of Washington
Hilda Borko, Stanford University
Paul Cobb, Vanderbilt University
Kevin Crowley, University of Pittsburgh
Danny Edelson, National Geographic Society
Mike Eisenberg, University of Colorado
Rogers Hall, Vanderbilt University
Leslie Herrenkohl, University of Washington
Ilana Horn, Vanderbilt University
Patrick Jermann, École Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Yasmin Kafai, University of Pennsylvania
Manu Kapur, National Institute of Education, Singapore
Paul Kirschner, Open University of the Netherlands
Moseli Mafa, Lesotho College of Education
Na’ilah Nasir, University of California at Berkeley
Miguel Nussbaum, Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile
Roy Pea, Stanford University
Jim Pellegrino, University of Illinois Chicago
Peter Reimann, University of Sydney
Nikol Rummel, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Anna Sfard, University of Haifa

Program Committee

Nancy Ares, University of Rochester
Flavio Azevedo, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Angela Calabrese Barton, Michigan State University
Katerine Bielaczyc, Clark University
Karin Brodie, Wits University in Johannesburg
Tak-Wai Chan, National Central University of Taiwan
Cynthia Carter Ching, University of California at Davis
Joshua Danish, Indiana University
Ingrid de St. Georges, University of Luxembourg
Noel Enyedy, University of California at Los Angeles
Indigo Esmonde, University of Toronto
Deborah Fields, Utah State University
Noah Finkelstein, University of Colorado Boulder
Shawn Ginwright, San Francisco State University
Melissa Gresalfi, Vanderbilt University
Steve Guberman, Science Museum of Minnesota
Susan Goldman, University of Illinois at Chicago
Yael Kali, University of Haifa
Eric Klopfer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Julie Libarkin, Ohio State University
April Luehmann, University of Rochester
Leilah Lyons, University of Illinois at Chicago
Cathy Manduca, Carleton College
Tom Moher, University of Illinois at Chicago
Line Mørck, The Danish School of Education, Aarhus University (DPU)
Eduardo Mortimer, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Valerie Otero, University of Colorado Boulder
Jrene Rahm, Université de Montréal
Aria Razfar, University of Illinois at Chicago
John Rogers, University of California at Los Angeles
Beth Rubin, Rutgers
Ann Ryu, University of Maryland
William Sandoval, University of California at Los Angeles
Susan Singer, Carleton College
Joi Spencer, University of San Diego
Tamara Sumner, University of Colorado Boulder
Deborah Tatar, Virginia Tech
Carrie Tzou, University of Washington-Bothell
Jennifer Vadeboncoeur, University of British Columbia
Philip Vahey, SRI International
Jan van Aalst, University of Hong Kong
Susan Yoon, University of Pennsylvania