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Burte, Heather Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Burte researches individual differences in spatial thinking and how those differences impact STEM learning. Within spatial thinking, she develops psychometric and self-report measures of spatial thinking. Using those measures, Dr. Burte researches individual differences in perspective-taking, sense-of-direction, and strategies when navigating in real-world environments. Within STEM learning, she collaborates with subject-matter experts to understand the role of spatial thinking in how college students learn physics, elementary students learn math, and college students learn algebra. Finally, Dr. Burte uses User Experience (UX) methods to help those subject-matter experts with iteratively developing learning interventions, such as the Augmented Reality (AR) classroom.

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  • Research Assistant Professor