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Dan Schwartz

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Daniel Schwartz

I. James Quillen Dean


Assistant: Joanna Carr


A member of the SUSE faculty since 2000, Dr. Schwartz studies student understanding and representation and the ways that technology can facilitate learning. He works at the intersection of cognitive science, computer science, and education, examining cognition and instruction in individual, cross-cultural, and technological settings. A theme throughout Dr. Schwartz's research is how people's facility for spatial thinking can inform and influence processes of learning, instruction, assessment and problem solving. He finds that new media make it possible to exploit spatial representations and activities in fundamentally new ways, offering an exciting complement to the verbal approaches that dominate educational research and practice.

Other Titles

Dean of the Graduate School of Education and the Nomellini-Olivier Professor of Educational Technology
Member, Bio-X
Member, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

Program Affiliations


Research Interests

Assessment, testing and measurement | Brain and Learning Sciences | Data Sciences | Psychology | Technology and Education

See a full list of GSE Faculty research interests >

Recent Publications

Schwartz, D. (2016). Learning as coordination: Cognitive psychology and education. Presented at the Handbook of educational psycholog.

Schwartz, D. (2011). Prototyping dynamics: sharing multiple designs improves exploration, group rapport, and results. Presented at the Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

Cutumisu, M., & Schwartz, D. L. (2018). The impact of critical feedback choice on students' revision, performance, learning, and memory. COMPUTERS IN HUMAN BEHAVIOR, 78, 351–67.

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