Hillary Lucille Swanson

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Research Interests


Science education, the nature of scientific theory building, the role of intuitive knowledge in conceptual change, constructivist instruction and constructionist learning environments, computational thinking.


Education/Academic qualification

Science and Mathematics Education, PhD, University of California at Berkeley

… → 2015

Physics, BA, Colorado College

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Research Output 2010 2019

Coordi: A virtual reality application for reasoning about mathematics in three dimensions

Pearl, H., Horn, M. S. & Swanson, H. L., May 2 2019, CHI EA 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, 3312931. (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Virtual reality

Introducing and Assessing Computational Thinking in the Secondary Science Classroom

Swanson, H. L., Anton, G., Bain, C., Horn, M. S. & Wilensky, U., 2019, Computational Thinking Education. Kong, S-C. & Abelson, H. (eds.). Springer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Learning to theorize in a complex and changing world

Swanson, H. & Collins, A., Jan 1 2019, In : Foresight and STI Governance. 13, 2, p. 98-106 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Refining Student Thinking through Scientific Theory Building

Swanson, H. L., 2019, Deeper Learning, Dialogic Learning, and Critical Thinking: Research-based Strategies for the Classroom. Manalo, E. (ed.). Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Characterizing computational thinking in high school science

Swanson, H. L., Irgens, G. A., Bain, C., Hall, K., Woods, P., Rogge, C., Horn, M. S. & Wilensky, U., Jan 1 2018, In : Proceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS. 2, 2018-June, p. 871-878 8 p.

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Engineering technology
Electric network analysis