Contact: david.deliema at gmail dot com
Research Interests: In my research, I study how students respond to moments of struggle in STEM with confidence and a sharper vision for how to improve. This approach encourages students to think about STEM knowledge as built from many components—talk, body movement, tools, peers, teachers—and to see collaborative storytelling as an opportunity to precisely identify and respond to learning difficulties. How learning communities work together to decide what counts as knowledge and what counts as success and failure are core research questions that I address.
In addition, I study how students immerse creatively in the first-person viewpoint of concepts—leaving behind identities as students to momentarily and imaginatively become routers, particles, bees, and the like—a powerful, even routine, process in cognition with roots in chase play.
DeLiema, D., Saleh, A., Lee, C., Enyedy, N., Danish, J. A., Illum, R., Dahn, M., Humburg, M., & Mahoney, C. (2016). Blending play and inquiry in augmented reality: A comparison of playing a video game to playing within a participatory model. In C-K. Looi, J. Polman, U. Cress, & P. Reimann (Eds.) Proceedings of the International Conference of the Learning Sciences (pp. 450-457). Singapore: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
DeLiema, D., Lee, V., Danish, J., Enyedy, N., & Brown, N. (2015). A microlatitudinal/microlongitudinal analysis of speech, gesture, and representation use in a student’s repeated scientific explanations of phase change. In A. A. diSessa, M. Levin, & N. J. S. Brown (Eds.). Knowing and learning in interaction. New York, NY: Routledge.
Enyedy, N., Danish, J. A., DeLiema, D. (2015). Constructing liminal blends in a collaborative augmented-reality learning environment. Int’l. Journal of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, 10(1), 7-34.
Kawsaki, J., DeLiema, D., Sandoval, W. (2014). The influence of non-epistemic features of settings on epistemic cognition. Canadian Journal of Science, Math, and Technology Education, 14(2), 207-221.
DeLiema, D. & Steen, F. F. (2014). Thinking with the body: Conceptual integration through gesture in multi-viewpoint model construction. In M. Borkent, B. Dancygier, Hinnell, J. (Ed.) Language and the Creative Mind (pp. 275-294). Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications.