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MIT Systems Awareness Lab Conference
January 17 - January 19
We invite you to join us for the first ever MIT Systems Awareness Research Conference, hosted in Cambridge, MA, U.S.A this January 17-19, 2023. This conference is designed as a research-practitioner learning community, where science and research partners from MIT and around the world come into conversation with education practitioners involved in ongoing systems change processes aimed at creating more compassionate ways of learning that connect students, adults and communities in shaping healthier futures.
Featured speakers include:
“Towards a Systems Awareness Methodology” – Mette Boell, Center for Systems Awareness and MIT Systems Awareness Lab
“Systems Awareness and Equity” – Michael McAfee, CEO and President Policy Link
“Interoception and Awareness in the Brain” – John Gabrieli, Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT
“Compassionate Evidence” – Tyralynn Frazier, Research Scientist, SEE Learning, Emory University
“Funding Ongoing Systems Change Processes” – LaVerne Evans Srinivasan, Vice President, Education, Carnegie Corporation of New York and Sophie Fanelli, President, Stuart Foundation
“Play as Learning” – Eric Klopfer, Professor and Director of the Scheller Teacher Education Program and The Education Arcade, MIT
“Reflections on Systems Change” – Peter Senge, MIT Systems Awareness Lab and Center for Systems Awareness
About the Conference
The MIT Systems Awareness Lab is studying how dedicated communities of educators are advancing important and needed shifts in their education systems. This conference explores the gaps in our scientific understanding of how communities, particularly in education, change over time and create the conditions for more generative social fields – the healthy and thriving classrooms, workplaces and institutional spaces that contribute to individual and community learning, development, and wellbeing.