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SSHRC IDG awarded 2016: The goal of this project is to develop foundational knowledge on the applicability of the learning perspective to account for interference phenomena when children perform language activities. We expect to learn more about the appropriateness of interpreting interference...
SSHRC IG awarded 2016: Incoming university students have experience with and are engaged by avatar-based virtual worlds [VEs]. Are educators ready for them? An empirically supported, psychological theory of learning in 3D Virtual Environments, with principles for educational practice, would...
Developing a Psychological Model of Learning in 3D Virtual Environments: Guiding Principles for EducatorsDownload
Insight Grant awarded 2016: Worldwide, approx. 683 million young people between the ages of 10 and 25 are registered virtual worlds. Virtual environments have the potential to provide instruction encompassing the attributes that educational research has determined increase student motivation: ...
SSHRC IG awarded 2012: Verbs are harder than nouns for children to learn. This research project will test two central hypotheses about verb learning in children: First, in experimental situations, children benefit from co-speech gesture as shown by enhanced verb learning. Second, in everyday...