WIES Lecture: The Dimensional Divide: Learning from Media During Early Childhood

March 29, 2017, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Wisconsin Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall

Rachel Barr

Professor of Psychology, Georgetown University

Rachel Barr

Despite guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, media use is pervasive among young children. This talk will describe research examining the role of child experience, perceptual and cognitive constraints, and social scaffolding on learning from media. It will conclude with lessons for parents and early educators regarding the strategies that may enhance learning across the dimensional divide.