|2015||MA, Learning Sciences||Northwestern University|
|1992||BA, English||University of Michigan|
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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