Curiosity and Learning Conference

5th Annual Conference

Saturday, October 26  |  9 am to 2:30 pm  |  Wheelock Family Theatre, 180 Riverway, Boston

Registration is now open.

This conference tends to fill, consider registering early; there is an early bird rate of $95 available until June 15, 2019.

Join our “unconference” where you guide your own day engaging at over 20 stations led by BU Wheelock faculty and community members from fields of science, math, engineering, arts, literature, movement, and more. A certificate for 5 continuing education credits will be available.

About the Conference

Inspired by the Hawkins Centers of Learning

The Documentation Studio’s annual Curiosity and Learning conference offers enriching professional development to educators from schools at all age levels, museums, and family child care providers. It provides an opportunity to practice many ways to nurture curiosity and wonder in ourselves and our students. The inaugural conference in 2015 was an outgrowth of “Cultivate the Scientist in Every Child: The Philosophy of Frances and David Hawkins,” an exhibit created by the Hawkins Centers of Learning to spread ideas related to the Hawkins’ philosophy.

Testimonial from Conference Participant

“The enthusiasm, spontaneity, focused involvement, questioning, frustration, and reward of the learning that I watched this weekend so strongly related to what I see in very young children. Learning happens so easily when interest of the learner, supported by an equally interested mentor, is embedded in the educational system, whether that system is formal or informal. This has always been clear to me. What else is apparent is that we really don’t all have to learn the same thing—we are different in our interests because society NEEDS diverse expertise to function smoothly.”

– Laura Friedman, educator and curiosity station guide

See video highlights from the 2016 conference

See video highlights from the 2015 conference