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Paula Hooper

Paula Hooper

  • Assistant Professor of Instruction


Paula Hooper is an assistant professor of instruction in the Master of Science in Education program and Learning Sciences. She received her PhD from the MIT Media Lab. Her research addresses how children come to understand computational ideas from a sociocultural perspective and how to support educators in the design of learning environments that use digital tools to engage all learners in learning through making.


  • Bachelor of Arts: Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts, Hampshire College, 1983
  • M.Ed. Early Childhood Education, Kent State, 1984
  • Ph.D in Epistemology and Learning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998
  • AERA/IES Postdoctoral Fellowship, TERC, 2005