The History of ABLE
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Bridging Research and Practice

ABLE - Agents for Bridging Learning research and Educational practice is an international community that connects people who are passionate about innovations in education. We hope to bridge a gap between researchers of Cognitive Science and people who are engaged in educational practices.

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The History of ABLE

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Playful Learning - Implementing the Joy of Learning in the Classroom -

Invited Speaker: Professors Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Golinkoff

February 11th, 2023


Numerical Magnitudes: The Common Core of Numerical Development

Invited Speaker: Professor Robert S. Siegler

July 23rd, 2022

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ICAP: How Students Engage to Learn in Active Learning

Invited Speaker: Professor Michelene T.H. Chi

January 15th, 2022

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How children correctly make mistakes
-Uncovering the cognition behind mathematical errors in children-

September 19th, 2021

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Scientifically Explaining English Learning ~ Theory and Practice

April 24th, 2021

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The Knowledge Illusion and the Community of Knowledge

Invited Speaker: Professor Steven Sloman

January 30th, 2021

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Collaborative Learning Design by Teachers and Researchers

November 28th, 2020

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"The Ability to Learn" During the COVID-19 Pandemic

October 24th, 2020

Video Newsletter

How to develop
Scientific and Mathematical Thinking

January 28th, 2012

How Scientific Discoveries are Made

Invited Speaker: Professor Nancy Nersessian

August 5th, 2012

Investigating Education that Creates Knowledge

January 18th-19th, 2014

Training for a Life-long Journey of Inquiry

Invited Speaker: Professor Anders Ericsson

November 29-30th, 2014

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June 14th, 2015

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Developing Intuition
-Applying Critical Thinking in Learning-

Invited Speaker: Professor Henrik Saalbach

February 27th, 2016


Science Education for Critical Thinking and Inquiry Skills

Invited Speaker: Professor Elizabeth Stern, Professor Ralph Schumacher

July 30th, 2016


Learning Playfully and Actively

Invited Speaker: Professor Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

December 11th, 2016


ABLE Now&Future
The 6 Cs

Invited Speaker: Professor Dedre Gentner

August 19th, 2017


ABLE Next Stage
Embodying Critical Thinking in Dance

Invited Speaker: Elizabeth and Kate Juett

August 20th, 2017


Learning from Finnish Education
-What is a society that supports Education?-

Invited Speaker:Professor Erno Lehtinen

June 3rd, 2018


Applying Neuroscience in Education

Invited Speaker:Professor Elizabeth Stern, Professor Ralph Schumacher

September 22nd, 2018


Education to Develop Thinking Skills

Invited Speaker:Professor Dendre Gentner

October 27th, 2019


Learning from Preschool Education in Finland

Invited Speaker:Professor Maarit Silvén, Professor Henrick Saalbach

February 22nd, 2020



Introducing the sponsors of ABLE

Keio University Imai Mutsumi Laboratory



Uchidayoko Institute for Education Research

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