Read our new blogpost on BOLD (Blog On Learning and Development) to learn more about our research exploring this question!
Our popular program, Spatial Learning as Play (SLAP), has transitioned to include both spatial AND inquiry-focused play-based activities this year. In addition to a weekly activity, children have the choice to participate in a weekly data collection activity by playing a game designed to help us understand the way children think about the world. So far the program has been a hit - hope to see you and your children there!
Check out a short clip about our program on the local news!
Check out a great article in the Hechinger Report on curiosity research!
Also see a couple articles on the CASTL page, highlighting our work on teacher language, and linking to our recent presentation at the Jean Piaget Society meeting in Amsterdam.
Enjoy the summer!
Interested in studying child development with an emphasis on addressing actual educational problems or challenges? Check out our website to see if the UVA Curry School's Applied Developmental Science program is a good fit. Consider applying to work with me if you are interested in children's curiosity and question asking, how education impacts curiosity and how curiosity can support learning, how early play experiences can develop spatial skills, or what factors influence our gendered ideas about spatial play and STEM learning. Tangentially related research interests are welcome! Find more information about applying to our PHD program here. Finally, here's our program flyer for this year.
Jamie recently spoke with the National Geographic for a special issue on gender, coming out in January 2017. Check it out, and keep these ideas when shopping for young girls this holiday season!