University of Michigan Institute for Social Research
                Research Center for Group Dynamics

 

Jerome Johnston

Director and Research Professor, Research Center for Group Dynamics, ISR;
Adjunct Professor of Communication Studies, LSA

Jerome Johnston
5250 ISR
426 Thompson Street
Phone: 734-763-3079

Johnston's Teaching, Learning and Technology Program focuses on technology and learning issues. Studies have explored how learning is shaped by factors in the product design as well as by factors outside the product: teaching practices, student assignments, arrangement of the learning space and classroom interaction patterns. He has studied a wide range of content domains, including social studies, science, writing, adult literacy, foreign languages, and social values. In his current work he is constructing electronic networks of teachers and studying what is required to build group cohesiveness and develop new skills in an environment with limited face-to-face interaction.