Episode: 15 - "Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Smart Kids" with Kathy Hirsch Pasek

 17 August 2016

Are we measuring the wrong keys to success? Co-Author Kathy Hirsch Pasek describes the 6 Cs of success: (Collaboration, Communication, Content, Creativity, Critical Thinking & Confidence,) how the latest Pokemon-Go craze helps kids collaborate, communicate and create solutions for critical thinking for tomorrow's executive workforce.

Kathy Hirsch Pasek has appeared on 20/20, The Today Show, and NPR among other shows. The minute you hear her voice, you can almost hear the child-like wonder in her enthusiasm. She is filled with innovative ideas on how to marry education and play into the information overload generation.

Kathy is the Director of Temple University's Infant Language Laboratory and recipient of the American Psychological Association's Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology in the service of Science and Society.

Links to topics in the Conversation:

  • Kathy mentions the Khan Academy - more info on it HERE
  • Here’s her article on the Pokemon GO phenom: HERE
  • Putting Education Back in Educational Apps HERE



Guest Name: Kathy Hirsch Pasek
Episode Number: 15
Episode Airdate: 08/17/2016

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