Logo1
Connecting you with the University of Missouri’s innovative research and creative activity

Professor David Jonassen humbly sidesteps the grander importance of his research, yet his work would appear to have very serious and broad-reaching implications for educational systems and seems to call out for educational reform. As a professor in the area of educational psychology, Jonassen’s past research has focused on designing constructivist learning environments, cognitive tools for learning (Mindtools), cognitive modeling/task analysis, and systems dynamics/modeling. Most recently, his attention has moved toward issues of problem-solving. To this end, he has begun working in the context of engineering education for obvious reasons—because engineering students are specifically trained (and will be eventually hired) to solve problems. The types of problems engineers encounter on the job, like those people encounter in everyday life, are relatively “ill-structured” ones—that is, they don’t necessarily have a correct solution, a well-defined method for finding a solution, or even well-established criteria for what determines a successful solution.

Published November 28, 2006

The Uniforming of Students and the Construction of Multiracial Identity

The Uniforming of Students and the Construction of Multiracial Identity

David Brunsma

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Published October 04, 2006

The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It

Mark Smith

Curators' Professor, Department of History

Published March 06, 2012

Finding the Familiar: Designing Suitable Spaces for Dementia Patients

Finding the Familiar: Designing Suitable Spaces for Dementia Patients

Benyamin Schwarz

Professor, Architectural Studies

Published October 14, 2014

Finding New Uses for Old Clothing

Finding New Uses for Old Clothing

Jana Hawley

Assistant Professor, Textile and Apparel Management

Published May 12, 2006

Walking the Walk, Talking the Talk

Walking the Walk, Talking the Talk

José Garcia

Extension Assistant Professor

Published October 30, 2007