Through the ‘Cosmos’: Beauty and Aesthetics in Science Education and Popular Media
A study of the television-based documentary series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, involving analysis of the general scientific discourse presented in it to examine the ways in which science as a discipline and scientists themselves were portrayed in an aesthetic light.
Tech Trends Columns on Creativity
The Deep-Play Research Group write a regular (every other month) column for the journal Tech Trends, focusing on issues of creativity, thinking, and learning – often in the context of education and technology.
We have recently been granted a special interest group on the topic of creativity with the Society for Informational Technology in Education. This SIG is chaired by Dr. Punya Mishra, and co-chaired by Dr. John Parks and Dr. Danah Henriksen.
Research on distraction in relation to scholarship and technology has significantly burgeoned in the last few years. In large part, this majority of research on distraction and attentional failure has leaned towards a negative orientation, and associated problems like diminished attentional control, hindered cognition/retention, and hampered productivity.