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Department of Education

Post-doctoral Scholars

Lara ApplebyLara Appleby, Ph.D.

Lara is interested in the space, especially in university-level science courses, for students to make sense of things, articulate their thinking, and refine their thinking. She coordinates and studies a professional development program at Tufts, called The Listening Project, which consists of regular meetings of instructors in the natural sciences to practice listening to student thinking and helping each other notice, in students' thinking, the productive beginnings of scientific practice.

Desen OzkanDesen Ozkan, Ph.D.

Susanne StrachotaSusanne Strachota

Susie studies how students develop mathematical reasoning, specifically algebraic reasoning. She is interested in understanding the kinds of interactions, mental activity, instruction and concrete tools that support students in making, refining and justifying mathematical generalizations. Her work spans K-12 but has primarily taken place with elementary school aged children.