Wednesday, December 10

Showtime: 7:00 PM

Chautauqua Community House

$10.00 ($7.00 Concert Member)

Interest and learning go hand in hand. When children and adolescents are deeply interested in a topic, they actively seek out ways to learn more about it. In turn, their growing knowledge helps deepen their interest. CU Professor Bill Penuel will describe what research reveals about how children’s interests develop in and out of school and the role that social supports play in helping young people find activities that captivate and sustain their attention over time. Penuel will discuss ways that parents, teachers and the community can support the cycle in which interest and understanding can grow together, with emphasis on the middle grades and adolescence—when interest in many school subjects tends to decline.