Stanford Experts

Daniel Schwartz

Title:
Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Education

Email:
daniel.schwartz@stanford.edu

Phone:
(650) 725-9090

Website:
https://ed.stanford.edu/faculty/danls

Description

Professor Daniel Schwartz studies student understanding and representation and the ways that technology can facilitate learning. He works at the intersection of cognitive science, computer science, and education, examining cognition and instruction in individual, cross-cultural, and technological settings. A theme throughout his research is how people’s facility for spatial thinking can inform and influence processes of learning, instruction, assessment and problem solving. He finds that new media make it possible to exploit spatial representations and activities in fundamentally new ways, offering an exciting complement to the verbal approaches that dominate educational research and practice.