2015 Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Cognitive Science of Teaching and Learning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2013 M.S. in Applied Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2011 M.S. in Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2009 B.A. in English, with Honors, Anhui University, China
EDEC 540 Neuroscience & Its Impact on Child Development
CI 510 Developmental and Learning Sciences
EDU 626 Mixed Methods Research Design
EDU 221 Educational Psychology & Measurement
EDU 222 Educational Psychologyâ€‹ & Child Development
Jingjing Sun is an assistant professor of Educational Psychology at the Department of Teaching & Learning. Her research has centered on the processes of learning and development, with a current focus on youth’s socioemotional development and school engagement, specifically working with the Native American community in Montana. Surrounding this topic, she is currently working with colleagues from school psychology and counseling education programs, as well as school, tribal, and community representatives from the Flathead Reservation, in establishing a social-emotional learning (SEL) program for Native American and Alaska Native youth. Her earlier research examined children’s social and cognitive development in collaborative learning, and the impact of classroom participant structures on children’s engagement and affect. She has worked with teachers from Montana in design-based research to examine how educators can be effectively supported to scaffold youth's collaborative discussions.
Jingjing directs the Collaboration & Reasoning Lab at the University of Montana and is proud to lead an interdisciplinary team of dedicated graduate and undergraduate students.
PI. Building Resilience and Social Emotional Competence among Native American Youth.American Indian/Alaska Native Clinical & Translational Research Program, National Institute of Health, $54,500, 8/1/2018 –07/31/2019.
Co-PI. Project CLEAR Big Sky. PI: Tracy Missett. Esther Katz Rosen Grant, American Psychological Foundation, $37,000, 09/01/2016 – 08/31/2019.
Ma, S., Zhang, J., Anderson, R. C., Morris, J., Nguyen-Jahiel, Miller, B. W., Jadallah, M., Sun, J., Lin, T.-J., Scott, T., Hsu, Y.-L., Zhang, J., Latawiec, B. & Grabow, K. (2017). Children’s productive use of academic vocabulary.Discourse Processes.
Zhang, X., Anderson, R. C., Morris, J., Miller, B., Nguyen-Jahiel, K., Lin, T.-J., Zhang, J., Jadallah, M., Scott, T., Sun, J., Latawiec, B., Ma, S., Grabow, K., & Hsu, Y.-L.. (2015). Improving children’s competence in decision making.American Educational Research Journal, 54(1), 194-223. DOI: 10.3102/0002831215618663
Ma, S., Sun, J., Morris, A. J. & Anderson, R. C. (2016). Collaborative reasoning: An instructional approach that promotes higher-order thinking. In W. Li (Ed.), International research on children’s reading. Beijing, China: Beijing Normal University Press. [In Chinese]
Sun, J., Anderson, R. C., Lin, T.-J., & Morris, J. A. (2015). Social and cognitive development during collaborative reasoning. In L. B. Resnick, C. Asterhan, & S. N. Clarke (Eds.), Socializing intelligence through talk and dialogue. Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association.
Referred Conference Proceedings (* = advised student)
Sun, J., *Datu, E., & *Warchola, G. (2018). Emergent leadership and its influence on collaborative and individual reasoning. In J. Kay & R. Luckin (Eds.). Rethinking learning in the digital age—Making learning sciences count: The International Conference of Learning Sciences 2018 Proceedings. London, UK: The International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Sun, J., *Jackson, J., *Burns, M., & Anderson, R. C. (2017). Emergent leadership and relational thinking in Collaborative Reasoning discussions. In B. K. Smith, M. Borge, E. Mercier, & K.Y. Lim (Eds.), Making a Difference—Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL: The 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Sun, J. (2016). Children’s social and emotional development in collaborative learning. In C.-K. Looi, J. Polman, U. Cress, & P. Reimann. (Eds.) Transforming Learning, Empowering Learners: The International Conference of Learning Sciences 2016 Proceedings. Singapore, Singapore: The International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Mercier, E., Shehab, S., Sun, J. & Capell, N. (2015). The development of collaborative practices in introductory engineering courses. In O. Lindwall, P. Häkkinen, T. Koschman, P. Tchounikine, & S. Ludvigsen. (Eds.) Exploring the Material Conditions of Learning: The 11th Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Conference. Gothenburg, Sweden: The International Society of the Learning Sciences.