Kevin F. Miller
Kevin Miller’s research stems from two beliefs. The first is that in order to understand and improve education, we need to find better ways to make the experience of learners more visible and more prominent in every aspect of teaching. The second is that teaching and learning will be improved by focusing on understanding the processes of teaching and learning rather than the characteristics of teachers or learners.
His research involves using a mixture of methods, including video records and eyetracking to capture the cognitive processes of teachers and students in realistic educational settings. Much of his research involves cross-cultural comparisons between children growing up in China and the United States. Miller is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the American Educational Research Association, and the Psychonomic Society. He received his Ph.D. in child and school psychology from the University of Minnesota.
Cognition and Instruction in the Classroom (PSYCH 708)
Prerequisites: Enforced. Restricted to doctoral students only. Advisory Prerequisite: EDUC 606 or equivalent.
Special Topics in Education and Psychology
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
Growing Up in School – Education and Development from a Global Perspective
This course will compare the development of children in schooling systems cross-culturally, looking at the period from preschool to college entrance selection. By comparing education in diverse societies we will identify both universal features of development and particular ways that different societies promote the development of healthy, competent adults.