Child Development Center for Learning & Research

Research

2010 Spring Semester Studies
Social Organization, Learning Technologies & Discourse:

Systems Features for Facilitating Mathematical Reasoning in PreK-3rd grade Students
PIs:  Michael A. Evans & Jesse L.M.Wilkins, School of Education
GRAs:             Elisabeth Drechsel
                         Berrin Dogusoy
                         Wei Li

Psychobiology of Cognitive Development –

Attention and Memory Abilities in Preschool-Aged Children
PIs:  Kimberly Cuevas, Katherine C. Morasch, Jesse Versele, & Martha Ann Bell, Department of Psychology

An Inquiry into Intergenerational Environmental Science Learning
PIs:  Vickie Fu, Lynn Ann Wolf, & Ila Schepisi, Dept of Human Development
GRAs:            Krista Patrick
                        Meredith Buckley
                        Alex Weaver
                        Kimmie Williams
                        Kendall Creath
                        Caitlin Faas

Environmental Identity Construction Within a Reggio Emilia Community
PI:  Megan Sulsberger (dissertation), School of Education 
Committee Chair: Mary Alice Barksdale

Studies from 2009 – in analysis or coding development

Effect of Music Instruction on Young Children’s Development and Cognitive Skills
PIs:  Kelly A. Parkes & Isabel S. Bradburn, School of Education & Dept of Human Development (For preliminary results click here.)

Concept of Word and Letter Knowledge:  What Kind and How Much Letter Knowledge is Beneficial to Concept of Word Learning?
PI:  Heidi Ann Mesmer, School of Education

An Inquiry into Shared Reading in Preschool Classrooms
PI:  Vickie Fu, Lynn Ann Wolf, & Bradford Wiles, Dept of Human Development

Student research is also encouraged.  If you are interested in learning more about our research programs, please contact Isabel Bradburn, Ph.D., Research Director, at isbrad@vt.edu.