Learning Inside The Classroom

Children inside a classroom

Learn­ing In­side the Class­room

What We Know and Do Not Know About the Role of Curriculum, Teachers, and Peers

11 No­vem­ber 2019
9:0 AM - 6:00 PM

Ja­cobs Cen­ter - Cen­ter for Child Well-Be­ing and De­vel­op­ment Work­shop. No­vem­ber 11, 2019, 09:00 - 18:00 Uhr, SOF-G-21, Schön­berggasse 1, 8001 Zürich

This in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary work­shop, or­ga­nized joint­ly by the Ja­cobs Cen­ter for Pro­duc­tive Youth De­vel­op­ment and the Cen­ter for Child Well-Be­ing and De­vel­op­ment, brings to­geth­er in­ter­na­tion­al ex­perts study­ing the role of teach­ers, school cur­ricu­lum and peers. The aim of the work­shop is to ob­tain a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of how these key as­pects of ed­u­ca­tion af­fect child and youth de­vel­op­ment. There will be pre­sen­ta­tions on adap­tive learn­ing, stu­dent-teacher in­ter­ac­tion, teacher ed­u­ca­tion and teacher in­cen­tives as well as peer ef­fects and the im­pact of peer per­son­al­i­ty on per­for­mance.

- Wel­come Cof­fee

Ulf Zölitz (Uni­ver­si­ty of Zurich)


Adap­tive Teach­ing: How to Deal with Stu­dent Dif­fer­ences in the Class­room
Han­na Du­mont (Uni­ver­si­ty of Tübin­gen)


Mea­sur­ing and Im­prov­ing Teacher-Stu­dent In­ter­ac­tions to Im­pact Learn­ing and De­vel­op­ment: Ev­i­dence from across the Globe)
Brid­get Ham­re (Uni­ver­si­ty of Vir­ginia)

- Cof­fee Break

Learn­ing from Praise: Ev­i­dence from a Field Ex­per­i­ment with Teach­ers

Maria Coto­fan (Eras­mus Uni­ver­si­ty Rot­ter­dam)


High­er Salaries or High­er Pen­sions? In­fer­ring Pref­er­ences from Teach­ers’ Re­tire­ment Be­hav­ior)
Bar­bara Bi­asi (Yale School of Man­age­ment)

- Lunch Break

Can Teach­ing be Taught? Ex­per­i­men­tal Ev­i­dence from a Teacher Coach­ing Pro­gram in Peru

Stephanie Ma­jerow­icz (Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty)


A New Method for Es­ti­mat­ing Teacher Val­ue-Added

Michael Gilraine (New York Uni­ver­si­ty)

- Cof­fee Break

The Ef­fect of Team­mate Per­son­al­i­ty on Team Pro­duc­tion
An­drew Hill (Mon­tana State Uni­ver­si­ty)


Ef­fect of In­quiry and Prob­lem Based Ped­a­gogy on Learn­ing: Ev­i­dence from 10 Field Ex­per­i­ments in four Coun­tries)
Paul Gertler (Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley)

- Short Break

The Causal Im­pact of So­cio-Emo­tion­al Skills Train­ing on Ed­u­ca­tion­al Suc­cess
Ulf Zölitz (Uni­ver­si­ty of Zurich)


Arm-Wrestling in the Class­room: Par­ent-Teacher Team Pro­duc­tion and Its Con­se­quences for Ed­u­ca­tion­al In­ter­ven­tions
Guil­herme Lic­hand (Uni­ver­si­ty of Zurich)

- Clos­ing Re­marks


Uni­ver­si­ty of Zurich
Room SOF-G-21
Schön­berggasse 1, 8001 Zürich

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