Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Early Learning Research on Executive Function

 "If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all." 
~Pearl S. Buck

 Nobel Prize winner Dr. James Heckman spoke at Washington State University about recent early learning research. He is passionate about proving the importance of non-cognitive skills such as soft skills. Trying to track and measure executive functions as well as cognitive functions have been quite a task. Why? Improvements in these in these social-emotional skills show kids do better academically.
In Early Childhood Education, this is something we are all passionate about!

2 comments:

Cheeseboy said...

Interesting stuff. Thanks for posting.

Barbra Stephens said...

We appreciate the support. Thanks Cheeseboy.