Reed Stevens

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In this chapter, we argue that the learning sciences are poised for a " decade of synergy. " We focus on several key traditions of theory and research with the potential for mutually influencing one another in ways that can transform how we think about the science of learning, as well as how future educators and scientists are trained. The three major(More)
It seems a universal feature of human experience to tell stories about one's place and direction in the world. This paper reports on a collection of common narratives that come from a distinctive student culture, that of undergraduate engineering education in the U.S. Implications of Findings This study suggests both a meritocracy of difficulty (i.e.,(More)
Gaining entry to a college of engineering is something that most people who eventually become engineers must do. However, for some this is not the straightforward process for which a prospective student might hope, and because of this we are interested in how students navigate the process of admissions. Implications of Findings Every engineer who is awarded(More)
  • Kevin O 'connor, Daniel Amos, Tori Bailey, Lari Garrison, Marcus Jones, Gary Lichtenstein +4 others
  • 2008
Recent educational research has emphasized the centrality of identity to learning and development. In engineering education research and in STEM fields more broadly, formation of a professional identity is increasingly viewed as fundamental to learning, retention, and persistence, in particular with regard to historically underrepresented groups. This paper(More)
This paper uses the concept of division of labor (Strauss, 1985) to explore two design settings (a middle-school classroom and a professional architecture firm) where people use both computer and paper-based practices for designing. I report that in both settings collaborative labor is divided between designers who work on paper and draftspersons who work(More)
We conducted a year-long, naturalistic study that investigated what actually happens when children watch television. We video-recorded children's actions and interactions while watching television and simultaneously recorded the video stream from the television screen; these data were supported with parent diaries and interviews with parents and children.(More)
This paper describes the evolution and implementation of the Academic Pathways Study (APS), a five year, multi-institution study that addresses questions about the education and persistence of undergraduates in engineering. The APS is the largest element of the Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education (CAEE), funded by NSF for the advancement of(More)