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Bethany Rittle-Johnson

Anita S. and Antonio M. Gotto Chair in Child Development; Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology and Human Development

Professor Rittle-Johnson's research focuses on understanding how knowledge change occurs. Her specific interests are in how children learn problem-solving procedures and key concepts in mathematics. For example, what roles do comparison or generating explanations have in promoting learning of concepts and procedures? What early math knowledge supports later math knowledge? This research bridges between psychological theory and educational practice, and Professor Rittle-Johnson also collaborates with teachers and educational researchers to apply and test her research in educational settings.

She describes her research interests and what led to them in a 2015 interview here

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