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  1. Educator Tips

    USC Rossier Master Class

    Education is implicated in many of the world’s problems today: from poverty and inequality, to the prevalence of ignorance related to the threats posed by climate change, disease, environmental degradation...

  2. Educator Tips

    Who is most affected by the student loan debt crisis?

    As the student loan debt crisis worsens, formidable gaps between borrowers persist. Approximately 45 million Americans owe money for higher education, with a total balance of around $1.7 trillion. These...

  3. Educator Tips

    How to better prepare teachers to address student mental health

    In the wake of the pandemic, educators broadly agree that schools should provide better mental health support for students. And as the people who see them most often during the...

  4. Educator Tips

    How educators can stem the tide of scientific illiteracy

    Editor’s note: The following content was adapted from Gale Sinatra’s 2021 USC Rossier commencement address to graduating students. Science Denial, Why it Happens and What to Do About It, a...

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  5. Research

    Brain study suggests how students learn from mistakes

    An fMRI-based study of error-monitoring shows that students who are focused on monitoring their own learning process, rather than on getting right answers, learn better over time.

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  6. Rossier News

    Learning with a purpose

    Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang and Dr. Howard Gardner led a recent discussion on empathy and education in the digital age. Famous puppeteer Jim Henson said: “Kids don’t remember what we...

  7. Faculty News

    USC Rossier neuroscientist showing how students’ emotional engagement is key to learning

    Mary Helen Immordino-Yang’s social-emotional imagination quotient transforming classroom learning.

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  8. Research

    Immordino-Yang probes the connections between emotion, culture and learning

    “I mean, we thought this thing with heartbeat would tell us something about acculturation—but the fact that it actually works is vastly surprising to me. I mean, my jaw’s still...

  9. Rossier News

    Renowned Psychology Scholar joins USC Rossier

    Daphna Oyserman, internationally known researcher on self, culture and motivation, joins USC with a joint appointment at the Rossier School of Education in January 2014. She will hold the appointments...