WHY WE OFTEN RELY ON INACCURATE INFORMATION
SMALL SCHOOL BIG RESEARCH
Even when people know better, they often rely on inaccurate or misleading information to make future decisions. David Rapp’s research looks into why we are so easily influenced by false statements and what we can do to avoid relying on incorrect information.Read more about Rapp’s research
For the fifth consecutive year, researchers from Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy have been named to Education Week’s “Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings,” which recognize 200 of the most influential academics in education policy.
Northwestern University Professor Cynthia Coburn has received one-year, $70,000 grant to study how schools are creating stronger and more seamless connections between preschool and elementary school.
Teresa Eckrich Sommer, co-director of Northwestern University’s Two Generation Research Initiative, has received a four-year, $1.4 million grant to study the expansion of an innovative education program that combines quality early learning for preschoolers with career training in the healthcare field for their low income parents.
Learning scientists and computer scientists Uri Wilensky and Michael Horn have received a three-year, 2.5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study how to effectively incorporate computational thinking into high school STEM courses.
Two new studies cite Northwestern professor, who helped pioneer the concept of "distributed leadership" as leading expert in the field
Researchers find that race-based stressors, such as perceived discrimination and stereotype threat, can affect sleep and cortisol levels. These physiological changes can impact learning.