Embodied Cognition, Embodied Learning

Sheila L. Macrine, PhD.

Sheila Landers Macrine, PhD, is a Professor, a Cognitive Scientist and Psychologist.  Her expertise includes embodied cognition, cognitive development, alternative assessment, and the learning sciences.  Her work has challenged traditional approaches to learning and assessment, including developing alternative IQ testing, developing assessments for students from culturally diverse backgrounds, students with intellectual disabilities, and those with learning differences. She recently published papers on Embodied Cognition in Frontiers, the International Journal of School and Educational Psychology, and in the Oxford Research Encyclopedias-Education at Oxford University Press. She is also a critical feminist who has published numerous articles and books. She completed two Ph.D.’s in Cognition Psychology and School Psychology at Temple University. Her current book with Professor Jennifer Fugate, “Movement Matters: How Embodied Cognition Informs Teaching and Learning” is published by MIT Press.

Sheila is currently a Full Professor in the Department of STEM Education and Teacher Development at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where she coordinates the Special Education Program. Her teaching and mentoring have been recognized with the Kappa Delta Excellence in Teaching & Advising Award.