Creativity and Curiosity: Universal Keys to Engaged Learning

November 28, 2018

Partnership with Agastya Foundation explores how EXPLO curriculum can support economically disadvantaged students in rural India

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Laurie Santos Keynote

Happy people are ones that prioritize time, focusing on their signature strengths — those kinds of things you love in the world. They’re the things that give you flow, that you love so much that you’re really present in the moment. One of the things the research suggests is this focus on grades, this focus on accolades and how you’re performing, can sometimes take the joy away from things we’ve already found joy in.

- Yale University Professor Laurie Santos, Ph.D., delivered the keynote address to more than 300 students at EXPLO's inaugural CORE Day. Dr. Santos is the head of Silliman College, a residential college at Yale University, and has most recently been in the news for her course, "Psychology and the Good Life" — a course offered to first year Yale students that instantly became the most popular course in the University's 317-year history. Students then participated in breakout sessions to explore topics and build skills that will help them develop their strengths and interests as they prepare for college.

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Laurie Santos — Internationally-acclaimed Professor of Psychology + Cognitive Science — Joins the EXPLO Network

May 9, 2018

EXPLO is excited to welcome Laurie Santos, professor of psychology and cognitive sciences at Yale University, to our growing network of dynamic and innovative thought leaders.

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Tags: Experts + Partners, Psychology + Neuroscience, EXPLO at Yale, Exploration Programs, EXPLO Today

Host of NPR's "Only A Game", Bill Littlefield, to Join EXPLO's Growing Network

May 7, 2018

Bill Littlefield, whose voice alone is nationally recognized as host on NPR’s Only A Game, will join EXPLO on the Yale campus as a visiting professor-of-practice during summer 2018.

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Tags: Experts + Partners, Focus Programs, Sports Management, EXPLO at Yale, Exploration Programs

Assessment is Ruining the Universe (or at Least our Understanding of It)

April 4, 2018

Rolf Landua, Ph.D., is on a mission to change the landscape of science education. He chatted with EXPLO about the importance of curiosity in the classroom and how too much testing inhibits joyful learning — and deeper understanding of Nature and the universe. 

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Tags: EXPLO at Yale, EXPLO at Wheaton, EXPLO at Wellesley, Experts + Partners, EXPLO Today

Celebrated Screenwriter J.V. Hart to Join EXPLO as Professor of Practice

March 26, 2018

With writing and producing credits including Steven Spielberg’s Hook, Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’sDracula, and Brian Henson’s Muppet Treasure Island to his name, EXPLO welcomes acclaimed screenwriter J.V. Hart to campus in summer 2018.

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Colorado Supreme Court Justice Richard Gabriel to Join EXPLO as Inaugural Supreme Court Justice-in-Residence

March 26, 2018

EXPLO is pleased to announce its first Supreme Court Justice-in-Residence — Colorado Supreme Court Justice Richard Gabriel.

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Tags: EXPLO at Yale, Experts + Partners, EXPLO Today

The Experts Come to EXPLO

November 1, 2017

If at EXPLO we’re going to commit students to the task of exploring the world of people and ideas, we cannot expect that to happen in a bubble. Through the years, we have set to task creating partnerships with some of the most brilliant minds in academia and industry, drawing on their expertise and connecting them to our students. There are many ways that we do this, from subject-specific expert visits to bigger picture TED-style talks at Community Meetings to site visits with industry leaders.

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Announcing: EXPLO at Yale's 2017 Guest Speakers

April 27, 2017

EXPLO is excited to announce some notable speakers who will be joining us throughout the summer on the campus of Yale University. These fascinating folks will feature during Community Meetings, as well as engage with students during related classes and workshops.

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