Andrea diSessa

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Andrea diSessa is an education researcher who coauthored the book Turtle Geometry about Logo. He has also authored highly cited research papers on the epistemology of physics,[1] educational experimentation,[2] and constructivist analysis of knowledge,[3] and the book Changing Minds: Computers, Learning, and Literacy (MIT Press, 2000). He also created the Boxer Programming Environment, with Hal Abelson of MIT.

DiSessa received an A.B. in physics from Princeton University in 1969 and a Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975.[4] He is currently Evelyn Lois Corey Professor of Education at the University of California, Berkeley and has been a member of the National Academy for Education since 1995.[5][4][6]


  1. ^ DiSessa, A. (1993), "Towards an epistemology of physics", Cognition and Instruction 10 (2–3): 105–225, doi:10.1207/s1532690xci1002&3_2 .
  2. ^ Cobb, P.; Confrey, J.; DiSessa, A.; Lehrer, R.; Schauble, L. (2003), "Design experiments in educational research", Educational Researcher 32 (1): 9–13, doi:10.3102/0013189X032001009 .
  3. ^ DiSessa, A. (1988), "Knowledge in pieces", in Forman, G.; Pufall, P., Constructivism in the Computer Age, Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum, pp. 49–70 ; Smith, John P., III; DiSessa, A.; Roschelle, J. (1994), "Misconceptions reconceived: a constructivist analysis of knowledge in transition", Journal of the Learning Sciences 3 (2): 115–163, doi:10.1207/s15327809jls0302_1 .
  4. ^ a b DiSessa's c.v. at UC Berkeley.
  5. ^ Gazette, UC Berkeley, December 6, 1995.
  6. ^ National Academy of Education members, retrieved May 28, 2008.

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