New Report Explores the Use of Digital Games in the Classroom During the Learning Process

A new report from the A-GAMES PROJECT, a collaboration between New York University and the University of Michigan, examines how teachers are using digital games in their classrooms to monitor student learning and provide ongoing feedback. The overall study is designed to help game designers as they develop educational games, researchers as they frame future […]

Focusing on Executive Functions in Kindergarten Leads to Lasting Academic Improvements, Finds Research by Clancy Blair and C. Cybele Raver

An educational approach focused on the development of children’s executive functions – the ability to avoid distractions, focus attention, hold relevant information in working memory, and regulate impulsive behavior – improved academic learning in and beyond kindergarten, according to a new study by researchers at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Because […]

Steinhardt Video Series Showcases Jazz Living Legends

Wayne Shorter, Paul McCandless, and John Scofield are just a few of the towering figures in the world of jazz music who discuss their individual experiences of success, struggle, musicianship and collaboration as part of a first-of-its-kind interview series created by NYU Jazz Studies Director David Schroeder. The first five interviews in the NYU Steinhardt […]

Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Early Childhood Education Expert, Testifies at White House Summit

Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Steinhardt’s Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education, took part in the White House Summit on Early Education on December 10th.  The hearing was chaired by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and hosted by President Obama. Yoshikawa was part of a panel titled, “Public Investment Leadership to Expand Early Education,” […]

Study by Erin Godfrey Finds Open and Honest Classroom Discussion Can Foster Critical Consciousness

Critical consciousness – the ability to critically read social conditions, feel empowered to make change in one’s community, and actually participate in these change efforts – is an important part of youth’s civic development. It is also a source of strength for disadvantaged youth that contributes to their well-being. Steinhardt’s Erin Godfrey, assistant professor of […]