Laura Wenk, associate professor of cognition and education and dean of Curriculum and Assessment, is a founding faculty member of the Childhood, Youth, and Education Program at Hampshire College supporting college students in examining the relationships among cognition, development, and instruction.
She is also the Curriculum Director for the Collaboration for Excellence in Science Education at Hampshire College, an outreach program that assists high school faculty in teaching science conceptually.
Professor Wenk taught high school biology and physical science for six years before pursuing her doctorate in curriculum studies. She teaches courses in cognition and instruction, curriculum and instruction, and educational research.
Her current research interests include the connections among pedagogy, personal epistemology, and higher order thinking.
Recent and Upcoming Courses
CS-0194: Environmental Education: Foundations and Inquiries (Fall 2013)
CS-0283: Learning at Hampshire: An Educational Research Course (Spring 2013)
CS-0356: Special Topics in Childhood, Youth and Learning: An Integrated Division III Seminar (Fall 2011)
CS-116T: Effort, Motivation, Aptitude and Achievement (Fall 2011)