Douglas H. Clements and Julie Sarama

Friday, Jan 20, 2017
by rleidy

Starting Early, Vol. 26, No. 2
“Math, Science, and Technology in the Early Grades”

What’s the focus of your research? 
Our interests lie in research and development in early mathematics education, and especially in creating, using, and evaluating a research-based curriculum and in taking successful curricula to scale using technologies and learning trajectories. 

If readers take one big idea from your Future of Children article, what should it be?
Children in the preschool through primary-grade years can learn more mathematics and other STEM topics, in multiple ways that honor their unique ways of thinking, than was previously thought possible. 

What did you learn from writing a Future of Children article?
We learned more about the research that confirms that all STEM subjects are natural interests for children from birth.

 

Douglas H. Clements is the Kennedy Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Learning, a professor, and the executive director of the Marsico Institute at the University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education. Julie Sarama is the Kennedy Endowed Chair in Innovative Learning Technologies, a professor, and the co-executive director of the Marsico Institute at the University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education.