Designing classrooms based on the latest science of learning.
What is the best way for people to learn? Dr. Sawyer's studies of collaborative learning help us answer this question, because education research has increasingly shown that people learn more effectively in collaborating groups. Dr. Sawyer has conducted several research studies of classroom teams — analyzing videotapes of classroom interaction to better understand how learning emerges through conversation. Dr. Sawyer is the editor of The Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences, widely acknowledged to be the definitive introduction to the new science of learning. His 2019 book The Creative Classroom: Innovative Teaching for 21st-Century Learners draws on this research to provide practical advice for teachers who want to foster creativity in their students.