Call for Nominations: 2018 Sylvia Scribner Award

Call for Nominations
Gale M. Sinatra, Chair
Deadline: January 20, 2018

Nominations are open for the 2018 Sylvia Scribner Award of Division C, Learning and Instruction, of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The award recognizes a program of work that has significantly influenced thinking and research in the field of learning and instruction. In particular, the annual award is designed to honor current research (i.e., within the last ten years) that represents a significant advancement in our understanding of learning and instruction. The recognized work may include but is not limited to research articles, paper series, monographs, book chapters, media productions, or books. This includes collaborative teams as well as individuals. The nominee(s) must be Division C members.

The work of the late Sylvia Scribner, for whom the award is named, reflects a wide range of research concerns within the field of cognition, learning, and education. Her research focused on the relation between cognition and culture. The research involved innovative mixing of methods, including ethnographic fieldwork and experimental simulations of everyday cognitive tasks. Scribner’s work cut across disciplinary boundaries, addressed multiple sites for learning and development, and included older and younger learners.

The nominator should send the following:

(1) The complete bibliographic citation of a single publication designated by the nominator as illustrative of the nominee’s larger research program and contribution. The publication date of the designated work should be within the last decade (i.e. with a publication date of 2006 or later).

The nominator also should submit a copy of the representative publication. If the publication is a book or monograph, the nominator should indicate which portion of it (approximately 25 pages) should be reproduced for dissemination to the award committee. An electronic version of the representative publication is required.

(2) Complete bibliographic citations of up to five additional relevant publications of the nominee. (There are no publication date restrictions for these citations.)

(3) A supporting statement of no more than 500 words.

(4) Vita of the nominee.

The submission deadline is January 20, 2018. Electronic nominations are required. Please send 4 separate documents (corresponding to 1-4 above) as MS Word or PDF attachments to Scribner Committee Chair, Gale M. Sinatra at; subject header: Scribner Nomination