School of Education

Failure can be a critical step in learning well. That’s what associate professor Adam Maltese and visiting assistant professor Amber Simpson with the IU School of Education and Alice Anderson with the Science Museum of Minnesota will study with help from a National Science Foundation grant. The project, “Maker: Studying the Role of Failure in […]

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The maker movement at the Indiana University School of Education now has a space of its own. The school is opening the Make Innovate Learn Lab, a creative space available for tinkering, crafting, prototyping and exploring creative solutions to pedagogical problems. The MILL provides opportunities for students and faculty who are involved in the increasingly […]

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Google Inc. has awarded $150,000 to two Indiana University Bloomington researchers to support a study of how early experiences can trigger and maintain an interest in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Adam Maltese, associate professor of science education, and Kylie Peppler, associate professor of learning sciences, both in the School of […]

Stephanie Power-Carter

March 12, 2015

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An associate professor in the School of Education at IU Bloomington, Stephanie Power-Carter conducts her research “on the ground” with youth.

Kylie Peppler

October 14, 2014

Kylie Peppler, assistant professor of learning sciences and director of The Creativity Labs, discusses how working with e-textiles can refashion education, inside the classroom and out.

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A new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center in conjunction with the Project on Academic Success at Indiana University finds that 31 million students who enrolled in college during the past 20 years left without receiving a degree or certificate. The latest Clearinghouse Signature Report, “Some College, No Degree: A National View of […]

Barry Chung

June 11, 2014

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Barry Chung’s challenges growing up in Hong Kong shaped his study of factors affecting career development, particularly for immigrants and people of color.

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A group of 23 nationally recognized experts from the social science, education, and legal fields — directed by Indiana University Bloomington faculty member Russell J. Skiba and supported by two large philanthropies — has found clear evidence that students of color, particularly African Americans, and students with disabilities are suspended at hugely disproportionate rates, perpetuating […]

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The National Science Foundation has granted $646,479 to Amy Hackenberg, assistant professor of mathematics education at the Indiana University School of Education in Bloomington, for a five-year study examining diverse math learning styles among middle school students in order to teach them more effectively. Work has already begun on the project titled “CAREER: Investigating Differentiated […]

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The National Science Foundation has awarded more than $999,000 to three Indiana University Bloomington faculty members for a unique effort intended to shed light on how children best learn about complex systems and how new technologies can best serve that learning. Kylie Peppler and Joshua Danish, both assistant professors in the Learning Sciences program at […]