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Barbara Rogoff: Osher Fellows

Barbara Rogoff
Osher Fellow: August and October, 1996

Barbara is professor of psychology and education at the University of California at Santa Cruz, as well as author of Apprenticeship in Thinking: Cognitive Development in Social Context; Everyday Cognition and A Community of Learners. Her research into the social context of learning was of great use to management, exhibit, and program staff. She conducted a seminar on inquiry for the School in the Exploratorium, and held several discussion sessions with the high school Explainers on her research in cross-cultural learning differences in the United States and Guatemala. Barbara also launched a small experimental staff team to focus on an exhibit fix-up project, which brought staff from different departments together, enhancing cross-departmental communications.