NNeurocognitive and Physiological Measurement of STEM Learning Processes

Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 12:15

Dr. Thomas Delahunty from the Department of Education was recently invited to contribute a chapter to the new edition of the International Encyclopedia of Education in one of his areas of expertise within STEM education. The encyclopaedia aims to provide background on important past developments largely as a way to call attention to contemporary issues that are being pursued or to represent new challenges and possibilities in the field of educational research internationally. The orientation to exploring issues as they are unfolding is a purposeful departure from more definitional approaches or from historical recantation and draws on the expertise of educational scholars at the forefront of their fields. For a number of years Dr. Delahunty was worked on new methodologies for capturing insights into individuals’ cognitive activity and processing as they engage in educationally relevant activities (i.e. Problem solving). His contribution to the Encyclopaedia, entitled 'Neurocognitive and Physiological Measurement of STEM Learning Processes' charts some of this work, as well as broader relevant methodologies and critical assumptions/considerations for their use in educational research.