Workshop on Education in Cognitive Science

Sixteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society

Georgia Tech, Atlanta

Dr. Janet Kolodner has written a review and summary of this workshop.

16th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society

Workshop on Education in Cognitive Science: 
Planning for the 21st Century
August 16 - 17 1994 

We will hold a one day workshop on issues in cognitive science
education to follow the annual meetings of the Cognitive Science
Society.  Our goal is to determine what curricula should look like
for specific purposes in various institutional settings as we
approach the 21st century.  REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS AUGUST 5.  


Tuesday, August 16, 6-9pm:  Catered Reception and Poster session: 
All participants invited to display one-page position posters and
literature on your cognitive science curriculum.  Please bring
syllabi for your courses that you would like to share with the

Wednesday, August 17, 8:30 - 4:00

(Panelists thus far will include those listed)

8:30 - 9:00 coffee & pastries

9:00 - 10:30: Educational Philosophy:  What are the educational
philosophies behind existing programs?  How are these related to
their institutional contexts?  How are these related to program
goals, e.g., turning out cognitive scientists, providing liberal
arts experiences for engineers?  What are the strengths and
weaknesses of the program that implement these philosophies?  
Panelists: Paul Thagard, James Greeno

10:45 - 12:00: Core Identity: Is there a core curriculum for
cognitive science, irrespective of the setting?  That is, are there
things the community believes every cognitive scientist should
know?  Every student who graduates with a degree or certificate in
cognitive science?  What about scientists, engineers, liberal arts
majors? What for undergraduates?  For graduate students? 

Panelists: Paul Smolenksy, Gary Olson

12:00 - 1:15: Catered Lunch

1:15 - 2:30:  Cognition in Education: What does research in
cognitive science tell us about teaching cognitive science?  Can we
transfer what we have been learning about learning to our own
educational practices? What have people been doing along these

Panelists: Roger Schank, Alan Lesgold

2:45 - 4:00: Cultural Issues:  How can we more effectively
collaborate across the disciplines?   What are institutional
barriers and how can we overcome these?  How can we better
transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries?  How do we help
students to understand what interdisciplinary collaboration means? 
Can we help them practice this is their educational development?

Panelists: Gilbert Harman, Janet Kolodner

The conference is open to all registered conference participants. 
There is an additional registration fee of $15.00.  The fee is
waived for students, although they must register.  To register,
please send the following form to the address given or send email

Make checks payable to: Georgia Tech Foundation
Those registered for on-campus housing must request and pay for the
extra day at the time of workshop registration.
Those in off-campus housing should contact your hotel directly.


City                      State             Zip
Country                   Day Phone
E-mail address

Registration Type       Total Paid

Fee     $15.00     
Student  waived

Return to:
Kathleen Eiselt, Conference Coordinator
1994 Cognitive Science Conference/Workshop
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0280