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TC's Barbara Tversky is Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

TC's Barbara Tversky is Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Barbara Tversky, an internationally recognized cognitive psychologist whose expertise includes spatial language and thinking, event perception and cognition, diagram production and comprehension, and gesture, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Published: 4/29/2013

Learning that's Real, Even When the Environment Isn't

Learning that's Real, Even When the Environment Isn't

Comprehension, memory and motivation can all improve when you engage in a little role-play — or when your Second Life avatar does Published: 2/12/2013

She Smiled, and the World Is Learning With Her

She Smiled, and the World Is Learning With Her

How Saadia Khan (Ed.M. '99, Ed.D. '12) has harnessed positive emotion in education Published: 2/12/2013

Teachers College and WNET to Research and Develop Mobile Games Based on Children's Math Series Cyberchase to Teach Fractions to Kids

Teachers College and WNET to Research and Develop Mobile Games Based on Children's Math Series Cyberchase to Teach Fractions to Kids

Project funded by the National Science Foundation will test whether embodied cognition and narrative can improve learning of a key math skill Published: 11/28/2012

Sachs Distinguished Lecturer Ryan Baker Featured in NY Times Magazine

Sachs Distinguished Lecturer Ryan Baker Featured in NY Times Magazine

Baker, a datamining expert and Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development, is collaborating on a computerized "tutor" with Neil Heffernan at Worcester (Mass.) Polytechnic. Published: 9/14/2012

Connecting Teaching to Research

A major conference at TC lays out a vision for equipping new teachers to use the growing body of scientific knowledge about how people learn. Published: 8/6/2012

Unlocking Human Potential

Unlocking Human Potential

TC Professor Emeritus Ernst Rothkopf, who passed away last week, was a pioneer in applying technology to learning. Two years ago, TC student Michael Swart sat down with him for a look back at a long and fascinating career. Published: 7/30/2012

Learning By Doing 2.0

Learning By Doing 2.0

John Black and his students are leaders in exploring technology that makes use of grounded cognition Published: 5/1/2012

Sachs Distinguished Lecturer Ryan Baker Featured in NY Times Magazine

Ryan Baker

Ryan Baker, Associate Professor of Cognitive Studies

Baker, a datamining expert and Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development, is collaborating on a computerized "tutor" with Neil Heffernan at Worcester (Mass.) Polytechnic.

Link: The Machines Are Taking Over

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(9/14/2012)