Stella Vosniadou is Strategic Professor in the School of Education. In previous academic appointments she served as Professor of Cognitive Psychology, Chair of the Cognitive Science Division, and Chair of the Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Program in Basic and Applied Cognitive Science in the Department of Philosophy and History of Scinece, at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and as a Senior Research Associate at the Center for the Study of Reading, University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
Professor Vosniadou has more than 150 publications including authored and edited books and articles in refereed journal and edited volumes in the areas of cognitive development, cognitive psychology, conceptual change, and learning science and mathematics. She is well known internationally for her research for which she received the 2011 Distinguished International Contributions to Child Development Award by the Society for Research in Child Development. She is a fellow of the American Educational Research Association and of the International Academy of Education, and a frequent keynote speaker in International Conferences, Professor Vosniadou is the current editor of the 'Educational Practices Series' a publication of the International Academy of Education and of the International Bureau of Education of the UNESCO, and serves on the editorial board of five international journals, including the Educational Psychologist, Mathematical Learning and Thinking, and Human Development.
Ph.D. Psychology, Clark University, USA
M.A. Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA
B.A. Brandeis University, USA
Distinguished International Contributions to Child Development Resesarch Award, Society for Research in Child Development, 2011
Fellow, American Educational Research Association (since 2012)
Fellow, International Academy of Education (since 1997)
Chair, Cognitive Science Society (2012-2013)
President, European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (1995-1997)
Cognitive - conceptual development in science and mathematics
Science and mathematics assessment, curriculum and education
Learning, self-regulated learning and its application in school settings
Initial teacher education, teacher thinking and learning
Professor Vosniadou is active in professional learning of teachers through collaborations with the Australian Science and Mathematics School and other local schools in the Adelaide area in South Australia
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