Lessons to Use from the Science of Learning and Development: a Presentation to the ACCE Education & Talent Development Division

The science of learning and development findings help us expand our sights from a focus on the skills we want young people to have (21st Century Skills, Social Emotional Learning ) to a focus on how those skills are developed – HOW learning happens.  It also reinforces the fact that the potential for learning – skill development – is in all children, teens and young adults but is not realized unless we create the right types of experiences.

This is the message Forum CEO and president Karen Pittman shared in a presentation to the Education and Talent Development learning cohort of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. Karen also discussed the ways in which programs like those run by Chambers of Commerce can utilize this information to build engaging, relationship-rich experiences for young people entering the workforce.