RPCC’s Kleinpeter presents research in San Francisco
SORRENTO – Dr. Lee Kleinpeter, a full-time faculty member at River Parishes Community College in Sorrento, presented research Feb. 20 during the 22nd annual “Learning & the Brain” conference held Feb. 18-21 in San Francisco.
“It was such a wonderful experience for me to get to present research from River Parishes Community College at this San Francisco conference,” said Kleinpeter. “It is truly an honor for such a small college to be acknowledged by such a group.”
The theme of this year’s conference was “Using Social Brain Research to Enhance Learning,” which worked well amid Kleinpeter’s focus, a poster called “Community College Students Utilizing Social Brain Research with Childhood Development to Increase the Efficacy of Emergency Preparedness.” The conference’s nuance was that “”social brain … (is a) term (that) implies that the very fabric of the brain itself encodes abilities to operate successfully in the complexities of our families, communities, and society,” said Kenneth S. Kosik, M.D., who provided the welcome letter to attendees.
“Our students’ activities included applying social brain research to service learning,” Kleinpeter noted. “The students then, in turn, will use this knowledge to educate local elementary students about emergency preparedness.”
The Learning & the Brain conference, said Deborah J. Stipek, Ph.D. as she welcomed the attendees, was created “to help educators develop new knowledge can be used to improve education for all.”