Lunch Speaker: Maleka Donaldson Gramling

March 1, 2017
Lunch Speaker March 1st: Maleka Donaldson Gramling Adams House Conservatory 1:00 p.m. ALL ARE WELCOME!!

Adams House Conservatory 1:00 p.m. ALL ARE WELCOME!!

Learning from mistakes: Insights from research and practice

Making mistakes is a critical aspect of learning. That said, students all too often have negative reactions to their errors, at times avoiding the intellectual risks needed to grow and develop their capabilities. This talk will discuss some of the research on mistakes and learning, and present findings from a new study on Kindergarten teachers’ responses to student mistakes.

Maleka Donaldson Gramling is a doctoral candidate in Human Development and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Senior Resident Tutor in Adams House. In her research, she explores mistakes and feedback during classroom learning, with particular focus on interpersonal interactions and social dynamics. Maleka holds an A.B. in Biology from Harvard College, and Ed.M. degrees in Human Development & Psychology and Learning & Teaching from HGSE.

All are welcome!