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Our mission is to facilitate cross-cultural collaboration in biology, education and the cognitive and developmental sciences. As an organization, our objectives are to:
IMBES regrets to pass on the sad news of Dr. Kurt Fischer’s passing. Kurt was the co-founder of IMBES and the organization’s inaugural president. He launched the MBE journal, the first journal focused exclusively on the emerging field relating biology and cognitive science with education, and served as its first editor-in-chief. Until his retirement in 2015, he was the Charles Bigelow Professor of Education and the director of the Mind, Brain and Education Program at Harvard Graduate School of Education. He was a giant and a visionary whose work and thinking were instrumental to the launching of our interdisciplinary field. The legacy of his work lives on in ours. He will be fondly remembered and deeply missed. To read other tributes to Kurt or to leave your own comments, please click the button below:
7th Biennial IMBES Conference
A joint meeting with EARLI SIG 22
June 17-19, 2021!
Mind, Brain and Education (MBE)