Please welcome our newest colleague, Ido Davidesco, Ph.D. His work involves bringing cognitive neuroscience research that was typically conducted in controlled laboratory environments into the classroom to help further our understanding of real-world learning. Developments in technology now enable portable and wearable brain and eye tracking devices to be used by researchers in working classrooms. Dr. Davidesco uses these emerging technologies to measure the brain activity of groups of students in classrooms. This research has revealed that when working well collaboratively, students exhibit similar brain activity patterns (a phenomena called “brain-to-brain synchrony”). Furthermore, the extent of brain synchrony across students may indicate how engaged students are in class and how much information they retain. Taken together, these studies demonstrate that portable and wearable technologies can be used to capture the dynamic situated interactions among students, teachers and real-world learning environments.
EUGENE, Ore. – University of Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens announced on Wednesday that Stanford assistant coach Chelsea Gamble has been hired as the Ducks’ head lacrosse coach.
Kimberly Lawless, associate dean for research in the College of Education, believes that science literacy is a tool, and like any tool, be it a hammer, screwdriver or wrench, you need to learn what it is, what it does and when to use it. (Read full article)
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology Scott Brown, who is certified as a Fulbright Specialist, accepted an assignment that sent him this past month to Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Pontifical Xavierian University) in Cali, Colombia — one of the oldest universities in Colombia, founded in 1623.
Over the course of his two-week appointment, Brown taught two cohorts…(Read full article)
The arrival of each new year is often met with some level of uncertainty. Given so many impending changes in 2017, it may feel like the coming year is more uncertain than ever. As educators, we can help our students develop their capacity to respond more creatively to uncertainty by making a few slight adjustments in our daily teaching practices.
Schools Are an Important Key to Solving the Challenge of Fake News
The world seems to be quickly coming apart based on false information and fake news. False information spreads rapidly on the internet and is believed by many, leading to unwise and dangerous decisions.
Neag’s Dr. Ron Beghetto, was named 2015 Faculty Member of the Year by UConn’s Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society. Each year society members nominate a professor who had a profound impact on their career at UConn. He will receive his award at the society’s induction ceremony on February 26.
Allison Kaufman and James Kaufman gave the First annual Norine Jalbert Psychology Lecture at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT.
We are happy to announce that our professor Beghetto & Kufman have the following published book:
Beghetto, R. A., Kaufman, J. C., & Baer, J. (2014). Teaching for creativity in the common core classroom. New York: Teachers College Press.