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Victor R. Lee

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Victor R. Lee

Associate Professor

vrlee@stanford.edu

http://www.victor-r-lee.com

Assistant: John Baker

Office: CERAS 411

Biography

Victor R. Lee is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University and leads the Data Interactions & STEM Teaching and Learning (DISTAL) Lab. Through his research, he asks what STEM knowledge, tools, and practices are important to know to enable active participation and critical engagement with our increasingly digitally-infused lives. He then uses the tools of educational design to create examples for how we could get there. Currently, this involves researching and designing learning experiences and resources for data literacy, K-12 data science education, and artificial intelligence literacy. He also conducts research related to elementary computer science education, maker education, and science cognition. His research is most often done through research-practice partnerships and involves design, implementation, analysis, and continual revision of new learning experiences in actual learning settings (such as schools, districts, or libraries). Lee completed his undergraduate studies at UC San Diego with emphasis in cognitive science, human computer interaction, and mathematics. He earned his doctorate in Learning Sciences at Northwestern University where he was supported for several years through a fellowship with the NSF-funded Center for Curriculum Materials in Science. Since leaving the midwest and beginning his professional academic career, he has received the National Science Foundation CAREER award, the Jan Hawkins Award, a post-doctoral fellowship from the National Academy of Education and the Spencer Foundation, and various best paper awards. His book, Learning Technologies and the Body (published by Routledge), is the first compendium of current research of embodied technologies for learning. With Abigail Phillips, he published, Reconceptualizing Libraries: Perspectives from the Information and Learning Sciences (2018). In 2021, he co-authored the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine's consensus report on authentic computing education experiences. Currently, he is completing a new book on K-12 data science education. Victor sits on the editorial board of several leading journals, including Journal of the Learning Sciences and Cognition & Instruction. He is a past-president and elected fellow of the International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Other Titles

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education

Program Affiliations

CTE: Science Education
DAPS
Learning Sciences and Technology Design (LSTD)
(MA) POLS
(MS) LDT
(MS) EDS

Research Interests

Brain and Learning Sciences | Collaborative Learning | Curriculum and Instruction | Early Childhood | Elementary Education | Lifelong Learning | Math Education | Motivation | Science Education | Teachers and Teaching | Technology and Education

See a full list of GSE Faculty research interests >

Recent Publications

Lee, V. R. (2022). Learning sciences and learning engineering: A natural or artificial distinction? JOURNAL OF THE LEARNING SCIENCES.

Jiang, S., Lee, V. R., & Rosenberg, J. M. (2022). Data science education across the disciplines: Underexamined opportunities for K-12 innovation. BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY.

Lee, V. R., Pimentel, D. R., Bhargava, R., & D'Ignazio, C. (2022). Taking data feminism to school: A synthesis and review of pre-collegiate data science education projects. BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY.

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March 3, 2020
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