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Hillary Swanson

Hillary Swanson

Postdoctoral Fellow


Biography

Hillary Swanson is a postdoctoral scholar with both the Center for Connected Learning and Computer-Based Modeling (CCL) and the Tangible Interaction Design and Learning (TIDAL) Lab. Her research explores the productive role of prior knowledge in conceptual change and how instruction can be designed to leverage students’ everyday knowledge. Her current research focuses on the joint development of scientific knowledge and computational thinking through engagement in computationally rich science curriculum. 

Research/Scholarship

Education

Year Degree Institution
2015 PhD, Science and Mathematics Education University of California at Berkeley
2002 BA, Physics Colorado College

Research Interests

Secondary science education, conceptual change and the productivity of prior knowledge in learning, constructivist instruction and constructionist learning environments

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