Forum in Mathematics and Science Education (Graduate)
This forum is based on papers presented at the 30th Carnegie Mellon Symposium on Cognition and complied into a recent volume entitled Cognition and Instruction: Twenty-five Years of Progress. In the past 25 years reciprocal relationships have been forged between psychology and education, research and practice, and laboratory and classroom learning contexts. Synergistic advances in theories, empirical findings, and instructional practice have been facilitated by the establishment of new interdisciplinary journals, teacher education courses, funding initiatives, and research institutes. So, with all of this activity, where is the field of cognition and instruction? How much progress has been made in 25 years? What remains to be done? This forum along with the edited volume proposes and illustrates some exciting and challenging answers to these questions.