Festival of Learning 2020

Festival of Learning 2020
Wednesday, January 29, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Festival of Learning
MIT Community

This event is in the past.

This year's Festival featured a tribute to Woodie Flowers, a keynote address by Purdue Professor Alice Pawley, a faculty panel, workshops, a Learning Expo, a community luncheon, and more.


9:30-10:00  (10-250 Lobby) Continental Breakfast

10:00-10:45 (10-250) Tribute to Woodie Flowers (video, student reflection, photos

10:45-11:45 (10-250) Keynote: "How should STEM education address equity, the climate crisis, and its own moral infrastructure?" (video, student reflection, photos)

  • Alice Pawley, Associate Professor, School of Engineering Education, Purdue University

11:45-12:30 (10-250) MIT Faculty Panel: STEM education, climate crisis, equity, and ethics (video, student reflection, photos)

  • Susan Silbey, Professor of Humanities, Sociology and Anthropology; Professor of Behavioral and Policy Sciences
  • Janelle Knox-Hayes, Associate Professor of Economic Geography and Planning; Head, Environmental Policy and Planning Group
  • David McGee, Associate Professor, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences; Director, Terrascope Learning Community

12:30-2:00 (Lobbies 10 & 13) Community Expo & Lunch (exhibitorsphotos)

2:00 on... Workshops (photos)

  • 2:00-4:00pm - Play the Climate Action Simulation Game with Sarah Meyers and Curt Newton (Bush Room, 10-105)
  • 2:00-3:30pm - Experiential Ethics: Infusing Ethics Education into Experiential Learning Opportunities—a brainstorming session with Kate Trimble (2-135) (student reflection)
  • 2:00-3:00pm - Open Discussion: Participating in the Data Economy—Promises and Concerns with Anindya Roy (2-132)


A free event for the MIT community, the Festival of Learning was co-sponsored by MIT Open Learning and the Office of the Vice Chancellor.  Questions? festival-learning@mit.edu.


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