Megan Bang

Megan Bang

Senior Vice President / Professor of the Learning Sciences and Psychology

The Spencer Foundation / Northwestern University

Megan Bang is a Professor of the Learning Sciences and Human Development in the School of Education and Social Policy and Psychology at Northwestern University and is currently serving as the Senior Vice President at the Spencer Foundation. Dr. Bang studies the dynamics of culture, learning, and development with a focus on the complexities of navigating multiple meaning systems in an effort to create more effective and just learning environments, with a specific focus on STEM education. Dr. Bang has examined educator learning across career stages and the transformative forms of pedagogical practice. She is currently designing and studying teaching and learning about complex socio-ecological systems and their intersections with power and historicity. Bang often utilizes participatory methods to design and study both formal and informal learning environments. She has decades of experience designing learning with Indigenous communities that aim to transform the historical legacies and colonial conditions of education. This has meant her work has aimed to cultivate new models and possibilities for education. Dr. Bang serves on the Board of Science Education at the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Science Foundation’s Education and Human Resources Advisory Committee and the Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

3:50 pm
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4:30 pm

Spotlight Channel

Panel
Seaport Ballroom G, Level 2

Mobilizing the Education Sector for Climate Action

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Monday, April 4, 2022

3:50 pm
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4:30 pm

Equality & Access – The Ultimate Edge

Panel
Harbor D, Level 2

Being Indigenous in the 21st Century

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