Professor Stella Vosniadou
Stella Vosniadou is Professor of Education at the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, Flinders University. She is the Principal Investigator for the Teaching How to Learn project and responsible for the design and execution of the research, data analysis, write up and dissemination of results. Her research, for which she has received the 2011 Distinguished International Contributions to Child Development Award by the Society for Research in Child Development, investigates the conceptual changes that students undergo when they learn counter-intuitive concepts in science and mathematics and the learning environments and teacher practices that promote student learning and cognitive engagement.
Stella’s collaborative work has received more than 15 million in research funding from agencies ranging from the US National Science Foundation, the European Commission, and the Australian Research Council, and has produced over 150 publications, including a number of authored and edited books with more than 20,000 citations. She is a Fellow, amongst others, of the International Academy of Education, the Academia Europaea, the American Educational Research Association, and the Cognitive Science Society.