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Implement a research agenda which integrates the most recent findings from research in learning sciences with best practices in applied studies and principled research design. Lead and/or participate in the application of learning models, methods, and measures to optimize experiences in diverse education and work contexts. Apply learner-centered design approaches to frame problems around learner’s experiences. Co-develop frameworks and research syntheses addressing the application of learning sciences in various contexts (e.g., digital environment). Use design-based research approaches to conduct studies, develop effective solutions and support implementation of best practices. Seek out and participate in internal/external consulting and partnership activities as a subject matter expert. Work collaboratively with staff in Research and across ACT to support current and future initiatives across a wide spectrum of areas (e.g., core academic subjects, general cognitive skills, socio-emotional learning, education and career navigation). This position requires strong attention to detail, collaborative skills, and communication skills.
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