Eben Witherspoon

I'm a first-year doctoral student in the Learning Sciences and Policy (LSAP) program at the University of Pittsburgh.  My research interests include student engagement and teacher instructional strategies in informal and formal learning environments.  

I am particularly interested in the teaching and learning of computational thinking in robotics programs, and how the transfer of knowledge, design of instructional materials and teacher goal-setting impacts student motivation and promotes a deeper conceptual understanding of computer science, across informal and formal robotics learning environments.