Biography

Dr. Shanta Hattikudur is the program coordinator for the human development and community engagement program. Her research interests focus on understanding the underlying mechanisms of learning. She accomplishes this by using comparisons in mathematical learning as well as lesson design to improve how students learn concepts and procedures simultaneously. She seeks to understand not only the ways in which students learn how to solve a problem, but also why those solution procedures are successful. In 2015, she received the Undergraduate Teaching Award from the College of Education at Temple.

Research Interests

  • Child Development
  • Cognitive Processes/Development

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

EDUC 1001

Diversity and Inclusion: Reflective Paper

Undergraduate

EDUC 2109

Adolescent Development for Educators

Undergraduate

EDUC 5402

Child and Adol Develop

Graduate

EDUC 8506

Cognition and Learning in Education

Graduate

ECED 2101

Child Development, Birth to Nine

Undergraduate

ECED 2105

Cognition and Learning in the Classroom

Undergraduate

EPSY 5561

Development and Learning Over the Lifespan

Graduate

Selected Publications

  • Hattikudur, S., Sidney, P.G., & Alibali, M.W. (2016). Does comparing informal and formal procedures promote mathematics learning? The benefits of bridging depend on attitudes toward mathematics. Journal of Problem Solving, 9(1), pp. 13-27. doi: 10.7771/1932-6246.11

  • Sidney, P.G., Hattikudur, S., & Alibali, M.W. (2015). How do contrasting cases and self-explanation promote learning? Evidence from fraction division. Learning and Instruction, 40, pp. 29-38. doi: 10.1016/j.learninstruc.2015.07.006