Several NCSS communities have invited the following prominent scholars to speak on issues related to their missions.
Community scholar sessions are open to all attendees. Attend any and all sessions of interest to learn about the discussion topics and the role that communities play within NCSS.
David G. Myers
Saturday, November 23, 10:30AM, Room 260
Sponsored by the Psychology Community
"The Psychology of Hearing and Hearing Loss”
Hope College social psychologist David Myers is a communicator of psychological science to college students and the general public. His scientific writings have appeared in dozens of academic periodicals. He has also digested psychological research for the public through articles in four dozen magazines and through seventeen books, including general interest books and textbooks. In recognition of his efforts to transform American assistive listening for people with hearing loss (see hearingloop.org), he has received awards from the American Academy of Audiology and the Hearing Loss Association of America and been appointed to the advisory council of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. His focus at NCSS will be on the Psychology of Hearing and Hearing Loss.
David Myers is Professor of Psychology at Hope College.
Diana Hess, Walter Parker, Peter Levine
Friday, November 22, 9:00AM, Room 260
Sponsored by the Citizenship Community
"New and Exciting Research to Inform Civic Learning Classroom Practices”
Discover research findings from notable civic learning scholars Diana Hess, Peter Levine, and Walter Parker - powerful implications for civil discourse, action civics, and AP civic learning for all students.
Diana Hess is Senior Vice President of the Spencer Foundation. Walter Parker is Professor of Education and Political Science at the University of Washington. Peter Levine is Director of The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts University.
Friday, November 22, 2:10PM, Room 260
Sponsored by the Asia Community
"Crisis du Jour in the Korean Peninsula"
Professor Michael Robinson, outlines the history and potential outcomes of current tensions on the Korean peninsula, including the nuclear capabilities of North Korea and reunification issues.
Michael Robinson is Professor of East Asian Languages and Culture at Indiana University Bloomington.
Friday, November 22, 3:15PM, Room 260
Sponsored by the International Collaborative Community
"Merging Landscapes: Teaching Geography in a Migratory World"
In a highly mobile world, as people and ideas move, places change and identities are reshaped. Geography education must adapt so that young people are able to negotiate dynamic places.
Sandra Schmidt is Assistant Professor of Social Studies and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Alicia Guajardo, Kristi Rudelius-Palmer, Nancy Flowers
Saturday, November 23, 1:30PM, Room 260
Sponsored by the Human Rights Community
"Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Education in a Democratic Society"
National and global citizenship require respect for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Free, standards-aligned HRE and IHL curricula, developed by experts in social justice education exist for every grade level.
Alicia Guajardo is Senior Associate for International Humanitarian Law Dissemination and the program lead for the Exploring Humanitarian Law program for the American Red Cross. Kristi Rudelius-Palmer is Co-Director of the Human Rights Center at the University of Minnesota. Nancy Flowers is author of the Human Rights Education Handbook and a cofounder of Human Rights Educators USA .