Harnessing Social Dynamics in Math & Science Education
Full project name: Harnessing social dynamics of learning groups in mathematics and
science education: A 3-year program of workshops and consulting.
Principal Investigator: Alexander Chizhik. Funded by: Fulbright Scholar Grant. Funding period: May 2012–2015.
This serial, three-year project at the South Ukrainian State
Pedagogical University (SUSPU) in Odessa, Ukraine, will take place
during the summers of 2012–2014 with a series of workshops for future
teachers of mathematics and science on “Harnessing social dynamics of
groups to engage cognitive conflict and social cooperation during
learning of mathematics and science.” In addition, the project includes
consultation with SUSPU instructors and graduate students on their
research and instruction. Communication and collaboration with
instructors and graduate students will continue during each school year
between periods of physical presence in Odessa.