41st Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society
Call for Program Proposals
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2010
The annual meeting of the Piaget Society brings together
social scientists and scholars from a broad range of disciplines
who are interested in knowledge and development. Individual
papers and symposia on cognitive and social development, language
and thought, cultural and educational influences on development
and related topics are welcome.
Scholars interested in knowledge and development are
invited to participate, whatever their discipline Submissions
need not address the program theme — all submissions
The program theme for this year is:
FOR DEVELOPING MATHEMATICAL & SCIENTIFIC REASONING
Lehrer and Leona Schauble (Vanderbilt University)
Join social scientists and educators from around the
world as they explore new research on mathematical and scientific
reasoning, with special attention given to the kinds of tasks,
talk, tools, and notations that support its development.
Featuring Presentations by:
- Andrea diSessa (University of California–Berkeley)
Education—Knowledge in Pieces
- Anne Marie Palinscar (University
The Role of Text in Science Education
B Saxe (University of California-Berkeley)
in Mathematics Education: Integers, Fractions, and the Number
- Reed Stevens (Northwestern University)
Design of Learning
- Deanna Kuhn (Columbia University)
The Development of
Evidence-Theory Coordination in Science
Invited Symposia organized by:
- Gary Benenson (CUNY/Graduate
The Development of Design in Mathematics and Science
Hall (Vanderbilt University)
Mathematics and Science in the
- Brian Reiser (Northwestern University)
of Modeling in Science
- K Ann Renninger (Swarthmore College)
Development of Interest in Mathematics and Science
Sandoval (University of California at Los Angeles)
of Argument in Mathematics and Science
Proposal Submission Forms
How to use these forms:
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(2) completed on your computer using your own word processing
program; and (3) submitted by e-mail as a file attachment.
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hard drive. Click on the filename to download the form of
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and attach the file to the message.
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send an acknowledgement to you via e-mail.
If the file doesn't download automatically, try "right-clicking" on
the file name (PC users), or "control-clicking" (MAC
users). See the detailed instructions below
for more information.
Paper presentations (15 minutes) may be focused
on either empirical findings or theoretical analysis. The program
review committee will select individual submissions and schedule
a series of Paper Sessions that include 3-5 papers on similar
topics. These sessions will have a moderator and perhaps a discussant
appointed by the program committee. A paper proposal should include
a 200 word abstract (for publication in the conference program)
and a 1000 word summary (for the program review committee).
Poster presentations may be focused on either empirical findings
or theoretical analysis. The conference usually holds two poster
sessions held on separate days. The sessions are organized around
broad themes derived from the posters selected for each session.
Posters are mounted for display in a high-traffic area for the
entire day of the session, but presenting authors need only attend
their poster during the official session near the end of the
day. A poster proposal must include a 1000 word summary for the
program review committee.
Symposium proposals (75-90 minutes) should describe 3-4 presentations
organized around a single topic. Symposium sessions will have
a named organizer who may serve as moderator, and may include
a named discussant who will comment on the presented papers.
A symposium proposal must include a 400 word abstract (for publication
in the conference program), and a 1500 word summary (for the
program review committee) that describes each of the presentations
and the session as a whole.
Discussion Sessions (75-90 minutes) are intended to provide
an interactive venue for exploring ideas that bear on the development
of knowledge, broadly conceived. They may be formatted as debates,
panels, or organized discussions; and may focus on any well-defined
topic. Submissions must include a 400 word abstract (for publication
in the conference program), and a 1000 word summary (for the
program review committee) that describes the topic and structure
of the session and the role of each of the discussion leaders.
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