Integrating Conceptual Foundations in Mathematics through the Application of Principles of Perceptual Learning.

This project, funded by the Institute for Education Sciences, was a collaboration with Philip Kellman'sHuman Perception Laboratory at UCLA. We applied principles of perceptual and adaptive learning to create learning technology to improve students' learning in conceptually challenging areas of the middle school mathematics curriculum, such as fractions and measurement.

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Cognitive Development and Beyond.

This project was a collaboration with Rochel Gelman and Kimberly Brenneman of theCognitive Development and Learning Labat Rutgers University. The project developed, enhanced, and assessed age-appropriate learning experiences in science, based on current cognitive development research, for preschool children.

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Agents for Change Robotics

This research and development project focused on involving middle school students-particularly girls and students from underrepresented groups-in hands-on robotics education activities. It resulted in a fully evaluated curriculum using theLego Mindstorms Robotics Invention System .

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Science for Developing Minds

ThisNSF-fundedproject drew on research in children's cognitive development and learning to create a four-unit science curriculum series specifically for the early school years (grades K-2). This curriculum is currently being used as an exemplary curriculum in several graduate education programs.

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UPenn Electrical and Systems Engineering Collaboration.

This project with theElectrical and Systems Engineering Department at the University of Pennsylvania developed a laboratory-focused course sequence for first-year engineering students using bioinspired robots as a paradigm for new approaches to engineering education.

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