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Peter Meyerhoff

Peter Meyerhoff


Research/Scholarship

Education

Year Degree Institution
2015 MA, Learning Sciences Northwestern University
1992 BA, English University of Michigan

Research Interests

My research examines interest-driven, self-directed learning.  Kids will work hard, over long timescales, on complex projects that interest them.  Given a chance to choose what they work on, how do young people independently organize themselves for learning activity?  Taking “a perspective on learning from the perspective of learners” (Stevens, 2010), I study the moment-to-moment interactions of kids in choice-based environments, looking for microgenetic evidence of change in knowledge, skills, mindsets, interests, and identities.  Through design-based qualitative research on FUSE, a STEAM program for 5th-12th graders, I explore the challenges and opportunities facing teachers, schools, and districts implementing interest-driven learning.
 


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