Professor, Learning Sciences
2120 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-0001
Phone: (847) 467-2727
BiographyReed Stevens' research examines and compares cognitive activity in a range of settings including classrooms, workplaces, and science museums. On the basis of this comparative work, he is exploring new ways to conceptualize cognition and organize learning environments. Dr. Stevens' specific interests include how mathematical activity contributes to various settings and how technology mediates thinking and learning. His multidisciplinary research draws on cognitive science, interactionist traditions, and the social studies of science and technology.
To understand learners' naturally occurring activities, Dr. Stevens collects audio-video records of people working and analyzes them with a variety of methods adapted from cognitive science, science studies, and ethnomethodology/conversation analysis, in addition to long-term ethnographic fieldwork and interviewing. He also designs curriculum, activities, and technologies, including Video Traces software that allows people to collect digital video clips and annotate them with talk or gestures.
Curriculum VitaeView Reed Stevens's CV.
|1999||PhD, Cognitive Studies in Education||University of California at Berkeley|
Selected PublicationsStevens, Reed (2012). The Missing Bodies of Mathematical Thinking and Learning Have Been Found. Journal of the Learning Sciences: 337-346.
Stevens, Reed; Penney, Lauren; Keifert, Danielle; Davis, Pryce; Mehus, Siri; Lehrer, Rich (2012). Everyday interactions and activities: Field studies of early learning across settings. 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Future of Learning, ICLS 2012 : 91-98.
Timothy K. O'Mahony; Nancy JBransford, John; Sanders, Elizabeth; Stevens, Reed; Stephens, Richard; Richey, Michael; Lin, Kuen; Soleiman, Moe (2012). A Comparison of Lecture-Based and Challenge-Based Learning in a Workplace Setting: Course Designs, Patterns of Interactivity, and Learning Outcomes. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 21(1): 182-206.
Research InterestsLearning and activity in a wide range of places and situations; design of learning tools — curriculum, activities, and technologies.
Cognition in Contexts There are two goals for this course: (1) to equip you with some concepts and methods about cognition and learning that are useful for studying these phenemona ‘in the wild’ and then (2) to put these concepts and methods to use in a design/change project of your own.
Foundations of the Learning Sciences
Last Updated: 2016-01-11 09:55:01