Lauren Resnick

Lauren Resnick
Distinguished University Professor and Co-Director, Institute for Learning,
University of Pittsburgh

Bio and Research Interest

Professor Lauren Resnick has served on the faculty of the University of Pittsburg since 1966, rising through the ranks from Assistant Professor to Distinguished University Professor. Along the way she has published extensively and garnered an impressive set of awards and honors. She served as President of the American Educational Research Association in 1986-87. The received the E. L. Thorndike Award from the American Psychological Association in 1998 and the Walker Foundation Distinguished Lecture Award in 2009. In 2013 she was elected to membership in the National Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her research interests include learning and development, scientific understanding in children, and socially shared cognition.


Research in Instruction: Harvard Graduate School of Education, 1962


Stein, M.K., Crowley, K., & Resnick, L.B. (2016). Education policy and the learning sciences: The case for a new alliance. In M. Evans, M. Packer, & K. Sawyer (Eds.), Reflections on the Learning Sciences. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Clarke, S. N., Resnick, L.B.,& Rosé, C.P. (2016). Dialogic Instruction: A New Frontier. In L. Corno and E. Anderman (Eds.), Third Handbook of Educational Psychology. New York, NY: Routledge.

Scherrer, J., Israel, N., & Resnick, L. (2015). Learning designs for nested communities of practice. In W. R. Penuel, B. J. Fishman, and B. Haugan (Eds.), Design-based implementation research. One hundred and twelfth yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education. Chicago: National Society for the Study of Education.

Resnick, L., & F.E. Schantz (2015). Re-thinking intelligence: Schools that build the mind. European Journal of Education, 50(3).

Resnick, L.B., Asterhan, C., & Clarke, S. L., Eds. (2015). Socializing intelligence through academic talk and dialogue. Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association.


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