Projects

Some of our recent projects can be found below. Information about completed projects can be found of people’s homepages or through their publications.

ProjectShort DescriptionClick below to find out more
Drawing to learnWhen children and adults are learning complicated new ideas, research suggests that drawing can be an effective and engaging way to learn.

In this work, we explore how drawing works to help students in domains as diverse as anatomy, fashion design, physics and chemistry learn as they read texts, study material, remember situations or interact with simulations. It explores how drawing activities should be designed, whether there are important individual differences that influence learning by drawing and how
A drawing of a hand drawing
Honestly learningStudents preparing their assignments often face a tension around authorship: how much help are they allowed to get for the credit that will be attached to their name?

Educators welcome how the Internet can support student inquiry. Less welcome is how it can also invite a cut-and-paste representation of that inquiry. At the extreme of dubious study practices are those online services that offer to write assignments on a student’s behalf. In this project we explore the temptations for seeking such ‘help’ – and how to avoid them.
A shot of the keyboard