Noel Enyedy, Director
Dr. Enyedy's program of research is best described as the study of cognition, learning and the development of mathematical reasoning in applied settings, primarily in technology-rich classrooms. He seeks to reconcile cognitive and sociocultural theories, while considering individual cognitive processes, external representation, and social discourse—not as separate factors, but as interdependent aspects of learning and development.
Empirically this model is driven by studies that examine:
- The ways in which material, representational tools (e.g., visual and computationally enhanced displays, symbol systems, etc.) shape the mathematical activity, reasoning, and learning of students
- The ways in which individuals construct meaning around these tools and representations
- The ways that mathematical discourse and discourse communities shape the learning process
Melissa Cook , Assistant to the Director