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Jurow, A. Susan



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research overview

  • Dr. Jurow studies learning by examining people’s everyday practices as they grapple with and solve meaningful problems. The focus of her research has been on the organization of what she calls “consequential learning” in situated social action. By consequential learning, she means changing forms of participation that allow people to be recognized as competent participants in valued and dynamic networks of practice.


  • learning as a situated and distributed process, learning in progressive social movements for justice


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courses taught

  • EDUC 2411 - Educational Psychology for Elementary Schools
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    Integrates theories and ideas from elementary school child development, educational psychology and the learning sciences. Explores theories of learning and child development and considers implications for teaching, student engagement and the design of equitable and effective learning environments. Students are required to attend a practicum off-site for this class.
  • EDUC 6804 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.
  • EDUC 8250 - Qualitative Methods I
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022
    Introduces students to the theory and practice of qualitative research in education. First of a two-course sequence covering research design, theoretical perspectives, and methods. Preference given to first-year doctoral students in education.
  • EDUC 8358 - Seminar: Human Learning
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2023
    Intensive study of selected topics in human learning.The focus of the seminar will vary depending on the instructor's expertise and students' interest. Recent topics include sociocultural and social practice theories, STEM learning in and out of school. Repeatable for credit up to 6 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: EDUC 6318 or EDUC 8210 or instructor consent.


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