EDITH K. ACKERMANN

edith (at) media.mit.edu

Edith
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Teaching experience (1998-present)

2006 & 2007 Haute Ecole de Santé (O.E.D.S.), Art Theray Class. Mois de mobilité [Creative Workshop for health professionals]. With Manuel Gracia, Geneva, Switzerland.
   
2004-2007 M.I.T. School of Architecture. Class 4.217 Proseminar Computation (with G. Stiny). Classes 4.273. Inquiry into design & computation (Guest Instructor. Instructor: T. Knight). Smarchs  Thesis Prep (with D&C staff). Harvard Graduate School of design. Class 2314.  Interactive Spaces. (Instructor: A. Sayegh). Spring 2005. Guest Lecturer; 2006 reviewer. 2007 reviewer)
   
2003-2004 Harvard Graduate School of design. Class 2314.  Interactive Spaces. (Instructor: A. Sayegh). Spring 2004. Guest Lecturer.
M.I.T. School of Architecture and Planning. Class 4.273. Introduction to Design Inquiry. (Instructor: W. Porter). Fall 2003. Guest instructor.
   
2001-2002 M.I.T. School of Architecture and Planning. Class 4.273. Introduction to Design inquiry (Instructor: W. Porter). Spring 2002. Guest Instructor.
MIT School of Architecture and Planing. Class 4.273. Introduction to Design Inquiry. Fall 2001. (Co-Instructors: E. Ackermann, W. Porter).
   
2000-2001 M.I.T. School of Architecture and Planning. Class 4.288. Thesis Prep. Spring.
M.I.T. School of Architecture and Planning. Class 4.290. Pre-Thesis Prep. Fall 2000 (Co-instructors: E. Ackermann, W. Porter).
   
1999-2000 M.I.T., School of Architecture and Planning. C.A.V.S. Class 4 370. Interrogative Design Seminar Workshop. Topic: Equipemnt for strangers, cyborgs, nomads. (Co-instructors: K. Wodiczko. E. Ackermann). Spring 2000.
M.I.T. School of Architecture and Planning. Design technologies. Class 4.273. Introduction to Design Inquiry (Co-instructors: with W. Porter). Fall 1999.
Tufts University . Department of Education. Basic Theories and Research in Developmental psychology. Classes E130 and E230. Fall 1999.
M.I.T., School of Architecture and Planning. C.A.V.S. Class 4 370. Interrogative Design Seminar Workshop: Equipment for the voiceless (co-instructors: K. Wodiczko. E. Ackermann. T.A.: K. Dobson)
M.I.T., School of Architecture and Planning. C.A.V.S. Class 4 370. Interrogative Design Seminar Workshop: Borders and Boundaries (co-instructor: K. Wodiczko, T.A.: K. Dobson). Spring 1999.
   
1998-1999 M.I.T. School of Architecture and Planning. Class 4.276. Design Research Seminar (co-nstructor: W. Porter. T.A.: Paul Keel). Fall 1998.
   
1997-1998 M.I.T. School of Architecture and Planning. Class 4.273. Introduction to Design Inquiry. (co-instructor: W. Porter. T.A: Twig Gallemore). Spring 1998.
Design Inquiry II, and Class 4.184 The Workplace of the Future: Architectural and Technological Implications (With W. Porter, T.A.: J. Press). Spring 1998.
M.I.T. School of Architecture and Planning. Class 4.273. Introduction to Design Inquiry. (Co-instructor: W. Porter. T.A: J. Press). Fall 1997.

Teaching experience (1988-1996)

1993-1996 University of Aix-Marseille 1, France, UFR de Psychologie. Psychologie du Développement et Différentielle. Full Professor. Intensive Teaching of Graduate and Undergraduate Courses in Developmental Psychology, in Technologies for Education, and in Research Methodologies
   
Fall 1992 M.I.T. Media Laboratory. Class  4.942-A: Technological Tools for Learning (G,1), Units 2-0-7. (Co- instructor: M. Resnick).M.I.T. School of Architecture and Planning. Class 4.276-J and 11.338J:  Design Research Seminar, A, (G1,2), Units 2-0-7. (With W. Porter. and D. Schön)
   
Spring 1992   M.I.T. Media Laboratory. Class 4.945-A: Children as Builders of their own Cognitive Tools (Learning thru Experience/Media/Others) (G,2), Units 3-0-6.
   
Fall 1991   M.I.T. School of Architecture and Planning. Class 4.278J and 11.338J:  Design Research Seminar, A, (G1,2), Units 2-0-7. (With W. Porter. and D. Schön).
   
Spring 1991   M.I.T. Media Laboratory. Class 4.945-A: Children as Builders of their Own Cognitive Tools. (Developing Theories of Mind).  (G,2), Units 3-06.
   
Fall 1990   M.I.T. School of Architecture and Planning. Class 11.338J:  Design Research Seminar (G1,2), Units 2-0-7. Instructors: E. Ackermann, W. Porter. D. Schön.Class 4.948-A:  Research Seminar in Learning Environments.(G,1-2), Units 3-0-3. Instructors:  E. Ackermann, S. Papert, The Media Laboratory.
   
Spring 1990 M.I.T. Media Laboratory. 4.967-A: Children as Builders of their own Cognitive Tools (Construction of Self–Construction of Reality) (G,2), Units 3-0-6.
   
Fall 1989 M.I.T. Media Laboratory. Class 4.948-A: Research Seminar in Learning Environments. (G, 1-2), Units 3-0-3. Instructors: E.  Ackermann, S. Papert.
   
Winter 1989 M.I.T. Media Laboratory. IAP Seminar on "Narratives and Associative Style"With Glorianna Davenport.
   
Spring 1989 Cognitive Tools (Sensori-Motor and Symbolic Knowledge: Getting From One to the Other, Navigating between the Two)  (G,2), Units 3-0-6.
   
Fall 1988 M.I.T. Media Laboratory. Class 4.943-A: Learning Environments. "Children and Cybernetics."(G, 1-2), Units 3-3-6. Instructors:  S. Papert, E. Ackermann,

Thesis supervised (MIT)

PhD

Martin, Fred (1994) M.I.T. Media Laboratory. "Circuits to Control: Learning Engineering  by Designing LEGO Robots”.
Granott, Nira (1993) M.I.T. Media Laboratory. "Microdevelopment of Co-construction of Knowledge During Problem-Solving: Puzzled Minds, Weird creatures".
Gargarian, Gregory. (1993) M.I.T. Media Laboratory. "The Art of Design: Expressive Intelligence in Music".  Co-Advisor: Tod Machover.
Jackson, Isaac (1992) M.I.T. Media Laboratory. "Science Literacy in Theory and Practice: A Sociocultural Analysis of Teacher Cognition in a Multicultural Setting”. [Isaac Jackson was awarded the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Spencer Dissertation Fellowship, for the academic year 1991-92]
Sachter, Judy  (1990) M.I.T. Media Laboratory. "Kids'n Space: Exploration Into Spatial Cognition of Children Learning 3-D Computer Graphics".

Masters

Haymaker, John  (1999)  “Filter-Mediated Design: Generating Coherence in Collaborative Design”.  M.I.T. School of Architecture and Planning. Co-advisor  W .Mitchell

Thesis read

PhD

Saeed Arida (2006-present) M.I.T. School of Architecture (Advisor: Stiny)
Cheryl Akner-Koler (2007) Chalmers Univeristy of Technology. Sweden (Advisor: Billger)
Kelly Dobson (2007) M.I.T Media Laboratory (Advisor: Csikszentmihályi)
Arnan Sipitakiat (2007) M.I.T Media Laboratory (Advisor: Cavallo)
Lira Nikolovska (present) M.I.T School of Architecture and Planning (Advisor: Knight)
Saeed Arida (present) M. I.T School of Architecture and Planning (Advisor: Stiny)
Franco Variani (present) M.I.T School of Architecture and Planning (Advisor: Mitchell)
Dany Luissier-Desrocher (2005) UQAM Montreal Canada. Education. (Advisor: Lemerise)
Ozkar, Mine (2004) M.I.T., School of Architecture and Planning (Advisor: Stiny)
Keel, Paul (2004) M.I.T., School of Architecture and Planning (Advisor: Porter)
Abbas, Yasmin (presen) Harvard Graduate School of design (Advisor: Antoine Picon)
Vaucelle, Cati (present) M.I.T. Media Laboratory and Media Laboratory Europe
Cavallo, David (1999) M.I.T., Media Laboartory (Advisor: Papert)
Hooper, Paula (1998) M.I.T., Media Laboratory (Advisor: Papert)
Brandes, Aaron (1997) M.I.T., Media Laboratory (Advisor: Papert)
Carter, Ricki (1994), M.I.T. Brain & Cognitive Science (Advisor: Carey)
Wiggins, Glenn (1992) M.I.T., School of Architecture and Planning (Advisor: Schoen)
Mc Gee, Kevin (1992) M.I.T., Media Laboratory (Advisor: Papert)
Strohecker, Carol (1991) M.I.T. Media Laboratory (Advisor: Papert)
Motherwell, Lise (1988) M.I.T. Media Laboratory (Advisor: Papert)

Master

Susanne Seitinger (present) M.I.T. Media Laboratory (Advisor: Mitchell)
Blikstein, Paulo (2004) MIT Media Laboratory (Advisor: Cavallo)
Hlubinka, Michelle (2003) M.I.T. Media Laboratory (Advisor: Resnick)
Sempere Andrew (2003) M.I.T Media Laboratory (Advisor: Mikhak)
Basu, Anindita (2002) M.I.T., Media Laboratory (Advisor: Cavallo)
Hyung Suk, Lee (2001) M.I.T., School of Architecture and Planning, (Advisor: Jarzombek)
Abbas, Yasmin (2001) M.I.T., School of Architecture and Planning, VAP
(Advisor: Porter) Charles, Patrick (2000) M.I.T., School of Architecture and Planning, VAP (Advisor: Porter)
Lindman, Pia (1999) M.I.T., School of Architecture and Planning, VAP (Advisor: Adams)
Vaikakul, Savalai (1999) M.I.T., Media Laboratory (Advisor: Papert)
Sung Ho, Kim (1998) M.I.T., School of Architecture and Planning (Advisor: Porter)
Rakowitz, Mike (1997) M.I.T., School of Architecture and Planning, VAP (Adv: Wodiczko)
Kiesel, Arlene (1997). M.I.T., School of Architecture and Planning (Advisor: W. Porter)
Elliott, Edward (1993) M.I.T., Media Laboratory (Advisor: Davenport)
Beamish, Anne (1993) M.I.T. School of Architecture and Planning (Advisor: Mitchell)
Peck Yee Tan (1987) M.I.T. School of Architecture and Planning (Advisor: Porter)
Kliman, Marlene (1987): M.I.T., Media Laboratory (Advisor: Papert)
Tomaino, Louis (1988) M.I.T. Media Laboratory (Advisor: Papert)
Ueda, Noboyuki (1989): Harvard Graduate School of Education (Advisor: C. Dweck)

Thesis Supervised. University Aix-Marseille 1, France.

DEA: Magali Colasante (1995) “Jeux d’Aventure Video: L’Enfant Expert comme Tuteur”
Valery LiCalzi (1996): “Genèse des Relations Spatio-temporelles dans les Strips chez l’Enfant”
Stephanie Bouzigue (1995). “La Négation chez l’enfant: Logique ou Pragmatique?”Maîtrise:Pascaline Benquet, Moneti Karine (1996) “L’enfant I.M.C et l’Espace: LOGO et empilements”
Anna Canet (1995) “Si on notait! Genèse des Médiatrions Symboliques” (music notation)
Cathy Aurame, Valérie Licalzi (1995). “L’enfant comme Concepteur de Commandes: Icônes”
Géraldine Danton, Catherine fronteiri (1996) “ Jeux de Faire Semblant: Filles , Garçons”.

Jury Doctoral Thesis or Habilitation  (France, Switzerland, Brazil)

Ann Valente Berger (1998). Doctorado. UNICAMP. Campinas, S.P., Brazil (J.Anyunes Maciel)
Gerard Barnier (1995) These de Doctorat. University of Aix-en-Provence, France (Gilly)
Annick Weil-Barais (1995)  Habilitation à diriger des recherches, Paris 5, France (Vergnaud)
Carlos Leon (1996). These de Doctorat . University Of Geneva,  Switzerland. (Gillieron).