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Richard Sohmer

Research Associate
Jacob Hiatt Center for Urban Education
Clark University
Massachusetts, USA

     

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Richard Sohmer is a Research Associate at the Hiatt Center for Urban Education at Clark University. He is the founder and co-designer of the Investigators' Club, an after-school science program for inner-city middle school students. He is currently co-Principal Investigator of a Spencer Foundation major grant, "Socializing Motivation and Academic Efficacy: The Power of a Practice." Building on his work as a Renaissance musician and professional housebuilder, he is interested in the architecture of intersubjectivity via apprenticeship structures. His current research focuses on documenting the principles and practices that promote intersubjectivity and successful science learning in the Investigators' Club as well as the apprenticeship of teachers new to the I-Club practice. Sohmer holds a B.A. from St. Johns College, and a Ph.D. in Discourse and Mind from Clark University.

   
  
 

PLENARY SPEAKERS: NINTH INTERNATIONAL LEARNING CONFERENCE, BEIJING, CHINA, 16-20 JULY 2002

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