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Stephanie Wormington - Motivation, educational interventions, peer relations, adolescence, higher education, improvement science

Category: 
Social Science
Department: 
Educational Leadership and Foundation (Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning)
Supervising Faculty Member: 
Stephanie Wormington
Research Focus: 

I'm interested in what motivates students to learn and how that motivation changes across important educational transitions (e.g., elementary to middle school; high school to college). I'm also interested in how peers and friends influence each others' beliefs in school. Much of my work right now involves testing and tailoring motivational interventions for students, faculty, and staff in community colleges and four-year institutions.

Position Description: 

Students will help with qualitative coding (e.g., coding student intervention essays), help create reports and presentations, and work with us to decide how to provide information to non-academic audiences.

Required Skills: 

Attention to detail and willingness to learn new techniques.

Training/Certification: 
No!
What will you learn: 

1. Talk about motivation with non-academic audiences
2. Give a presentation on the work they're involved with
3. Understand key issues in higher education, particularly those that keep students from being successful

Specialization: 
Motivation, educational interventions, peer relations, adolescence, higher education, improvement science