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Amy Voss Farris

Dr. Amy Voss Farris

Assistant Professor of Education (SCIED)

Phone: 814-865-8909

173B Chambers Building
University Park, PA 16802


  • Curriculum and Instruction


  • Science Education


Dr. Amy Voss Farris, Assistant Professor of Education at Penn State, investigates the intersections of scientific modeling and computational literacies in elementary and middle grades classrooms. She seeks to understand how learners’ experiences in computational modeling can support their development of ideas and practices across STEM disciplines. Her recent work argues that understanding children’s computational thinking requires accounting for their computing work within the discursive, perspectival, material, and embodied experiences it is grounded in rather than focusing on the production of computational abstractions as an isolated competency.

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