Jan L. Plass Receives $173,000 Grant to Study How Badges and Trophies Influence Learning

Jan L. Plass, Steinhardt’s Paulette Goddard Professor in Digital Media and Learning Sciences, is the recipient of a $173,000 grant from the Digital Media and Learning Research Competition of the University of California Humanities Research Institute for a project titled, “Good Badges, Evil Badges? An Empirical Inquiry into the Impact of Badge Design on Goal […]

Books from Our Faculty: Susan B. Neuman, Giving Our Children a Fighting Chance

In Giving Our Children a Fighting Chance:  Poverty, Literacy, and the Development of Information Capital (Teachers College Press, 2012), Susan B. Neuman, professor of childhood and literacy education in Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning, and co-author Donna C. Celana of La Salle University, look at the role literacy can pay in helping low-income students […]

In the News: The Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy’s Online Learning Forum

Online learning was the topic of a Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy event in November.  Catharine R. Stimpson, University Professor and Dean Emerita (NYU) and Ann Kirschner, University Dean (Macaulay Honors College, CUNY), took part in Cloud Over the Campus:  MOOCS, On-line Degrees, and other 21st Century Great Expectations, a discussion moderated by Christopher […]

Making the List: Steinhardt Celebrates Its Most Influential Students

The Washington Square News, the official daily student newspaper of NYU, has released its annual list of “Most Influential Students” and four Steinhardt students are among fourteen chosen this year. Visit these links to read the Washington Square News profiles: Staci Barton: the caregiver Steinhardt graduate student Staci Barton works to give the voice to […]

Richard Arum Receives $2.4 Million to Study Gaming and Digital Learning Techniques and Outcomes

Codeworlds.  Qlink. Boss Level; three terms that seem to belong in a video game codebook. The terms, however,  are typical school-day vernacular at Quest to Learn (Q2L), a New York City, public school developed by the Institute of Play (IoP), a non-profit gaming design studio. Through various gaming interactions and activities, IoP seeks to develop […]

Steinhardt, Guggenheim Bilbao, and University of Deusto Launch Leadership Program in Visual Arts Management

Global practice in the administration of the arts is undergoing profound transformations as a result of changing funding systems, management practices, and audiences. In response to the growing industry demand, NYU Steinhardt, in collaboration with one of the top international business schools, University of Deusto Business School, and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao announces the launch […]

J. Lawrence Aber Named University Professor and Inaugural Willner Family Professor in Psychology and Public Policy

  New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development has named J. Lawrence Aber, an expert on children, poverty, and public policy, the inaugural Albert & Blanche Willner Family Professor in Applied Psychology and Public Policy and an NYU University Professor. Aber’s inaugural lecture is slated for Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 6:30 […]

Hospital Food Gets a Boost From Interdisciplinary Course on Food Preparation and Swallowing Disorders

Patients suffering from swallowing disorders at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine got a new menu this fall. The change in food offerings was the result of a 2011 NYU Steinhardt  class, Interdisciplinary Case-Based Management of Dysphagia — taught by Erin Embry and Lisa Sasson — which looked at treatment and food preparation for people […]

At NYU Steinhardt Policy Breakfast, Panel Discusses Common Core Standards

The challenges schools face in implementing the Common Core Standards into their curricula was the topic of an NYU Steinhardt policy breakfast in November. The new standards, adopted by 45 states and three U.S. territories, will require New York State K-12 instructors to teach content material in a way that will help students develop critical […]