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Year in Review: Human Development

The department's research centers on fundamental issues in human development, human cognition, and measurement and applied statistics to increase scientific knowledge and help solve educational and social problems.

The department's research centers on fundamental issues in human development, human cognition, and measurement and applied statistics to increase scientific knowledge and help solve educational and social problems. This year:

Matthew Johnson received a National ScienceFoundationgrant to conductstatistical analysisto identify specificstrengths andweaknesses underlyingthe performancerankingof U.S. students onthe Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).

Young-Sun Lee coauthored a paper in Applied Psychological Measurement that used data from the fourth grade TIMSS to demonstrate significant relationships between students' abilities in science and mathematics.

Catherine Chase's chapter"MotivatingExpertise:EquippingNovices withthe MotivationalTools to Move BeyondFailure" appearedin Expertise and SkillAcquisition: The Impactof William G. Chase(Psychology Press).

Xiaodong Lin reported at the American Educational Research Association her findings that New York City students who read and reflected upon stories of famous scientists facing intellectual or life struggles increased their growth mindset and academic performance.

With Spencer Foundation funding, Elizabeth Tipton (at right) developed software to target and recruit schools and school districts for large scale research and to improve generalizations from experiential findings.

The National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education,the U.S. Army and the Gates Foundation funded Ryan Baker to continuedevelopment ofonline systemsthat infer studentengagement andpredict long-term studentoutcomes (seepage 3). In fall2014, Baker alsotaught TeachersCollege's firstmassive openonline course(MOOC), whichfocused on theburgeoning fieldof mining datafrom interactiveonline learningtechnologies. The coursedrew some 48,000students. Baker has sincebeen mining data fromthe course to understandfactors that promoteor inhibit the engagementof students in anonline learningenvironment.

Carey Cooper received a Societyfor Research on Adolescencegrant fora follow-up study ofthe socioeconomic factorsthat affect the educationalattainment of Mayanyouth in rural Guatemala.   

Published Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2015

Year in Review: Human Development

The department's research centers on fundamental issues in human development, human cognition, and measurement and applied statistics to increase scientific knowledge and help solve educational and social problems. This year:

Matthew Johnson received a National ScienceFoundationgrant to conductstatistical analysisto identify specificstrengths andweaknesses underlyingthe performancerankingof U.S. students onthe Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).

Young-Sun Lee coauthored a paper in Applied Psychological Measurement that used data from the fourth grade TIMSS to demonstrate significant relationships between students' abilities in science and mathematics.

Catherine Chase's chapter"MotivatingExpertise:EquippingNovices withthe MotivationalTools to Move BeyondFailure" appearedin Expertise and SkillAcquisition: The Impactof William G. Chase(Psychology Press).

Xiaodong Lin reported at the American Educational Research Association her findings that New York City students who read and reflected upon stories of famous scientists facing intellectual or life struggles increased their growth mindset and academic performance.

With Spencer Foundation funding, Elizabeth Tipton (at right) developed software to target and recruit schools and school districts for large scale research and to improve generalizations from experiential findings.

The National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education,the U.S. Army and the Gates Foundation funded Ryan Baker to continuedevelopment ofonline systemsthat infer studentengagement andpredict long-term studentoutcomes (seepage 3). In fall2014, Baker alsotaught TeachersCollege's firstmassive openonline course(MOOC), whichfocused on theburgeoning fieldof mining datafrom interactiveonline learningtechnologies. The coursedrew some 48,000students. Baker has sincebeen mining data fromthe course to understandfactors that promoteor inhibit the engagementof students in anonline learningenvironment.

Carey Cooper received a Societyfor Research on Adolescencegrant fora follow-up study ofthe socioeconomic factorsthat affect the educationalattainment of Mayanyouth in rural Guatemala.   

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