by Claire Miller
Marcia Linn, professor of development and cognition specializing in education in mathematics, science and technology in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, will discuss cognition in education in mathematics, science and technology with College of Education students, faculty and staff Feb. 16 as part of the college’s Research Wednesdays Speaker Series.
Linn is a member of the National Academy of Education and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. She has served as chair of the AAAS Education Section and as president of the International Society of the Learning Sciences. She directs the NSF-funded Technology-Enhanced Learning in Science (TELS) center. She has twice been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences. Linn’s books include Computers, Teachers, Peers (2000), Internet Environments for Science Education (2004), Designing Coherent Science Education (2008), and WISE Science (2009).
The Research Wednesdays Speaker Series is designed to fulfill three goals: to provide a platform for explorations of new ways of conducting and disseminating educational research, to discuss new methods of mentoring doctoral students in an effort to enhance their development as researchers, and to fill a professional development need by providing access to cutting edge researchers at the state and national levels.
Research Wednesdays is held Wednesdays at 12 noon in the COE Forum, Room 1030. A list of upcoming speakers is available to the general public on the COE website. Speaker presentations are also available for download at iTunes U.
A light lunch will be provided for those who confirm their attendance to Erin Whitney in the COE’s Educational Research Bureau at (404) 413-8090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Linn and the Research Wednesdays Speaker Series, visit http://education.gsu.edu/main/news/res_wed.htm.