How do Computer Science and Education Intersect?
Professor Tammy Shreiner's research lies at the intersection of history education and civic education. As a social studies educator, she is interested in how historical thinking and literacy practices gained through social studies education prepare people to be informed, competent citizens. Currently, her work focuses on data literacy in history and social studies. She studies how historians, social studies teachers, and students reason about and with data visualizations such as maps, graphs, and timelines, and how such reasoning not only supports the learning of history, but also prepares people for their civic roles. As part of this research, she is co-PI on an NSF-funded project investigating how computer technology can assist teachers in the teaching of data literacy in social studies.
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