Krista Muis


Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP)

 

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Courses

EDPE 304 Measurement and Evaluation
EDPE 575 Educational Measurement
EDPE 636 Motivation and Instruction
EDPE 668 Adv. Seminar in Learning Sci.
EDPE 684 Appl Multivariate Statistics
EDPE 704 Advanced Research Seminar 1
EDPE 706 Advanced Research Seminar 3


 

Educational Background

Ph.D. Simon Fraser University, Educational Psychology (2004)

M.A. University of Victoria, Mathematics Psychology, Psychophysics (1999)

B.A Honours, University of Waterloo, Psychology (1997)

Scholarly Interests

My research interests are in the areas of self-regulated learning, epistemic beliefs, achievement motivation, emotion, and mathematics and science learning. I am interested in how students’ epistemic beliefs and emotions influence various facets of learning, motivation, and academic performance. I also examine how teachers' beliefs about knowledge and knowing influence their practices and how those practices affect student outcomes. Moreover, all lines of research are brought together under contemporary models of self-regulated learning.

A second general line of research that I pursue involves the measurement of educational constructs. Research along these lines includes the development and improvement of measuring instruments and new methodologies that go beyond self-report data. As a methodologist, I apply knowledge from this field as well as the field of measurement to evaluate current measuring instruments designed to tap into various educational constructs.

Recent Honours and Awards

2013 Visiting Scholar Fellowship, Center for Advanced Studies, Ludwig-Maxmillians Universität München.

2013 Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Epistemic Cognition and Self-Regulated Learning (2013-2018).

2011 Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Assistant Professor Category, McGill University.

2009 Early Career Research Award, from Division 15 of the American Psychological Association.

2005 Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medal for Academic Excellence, Simon Fraser University.

2005 Dunlop Award, for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Canada, Awarded by the Canadian Society for the Study of Education.

Current Research Grants

Principal Investigator, $150,000. Title: Environnements d'apprentissage technologiques: augmenter la motivation, l'autorégulationet la réssuite scolaire des étudiants à l'aide de l'apprentissage par l'enseignement. Fundeded by the Fonds de la Recherche sur la Societe et la Culture (FRQSC). (Muis, K. R., Lajoie, S. P., Sparks, R., & Roberts, C.) (2014-2018)

Co-Investigator, $2,500,000. Title: “Learning Environments Across Disciplines (LEADS): Supporting Technology Rich Learning across Disciplines. PI: Susanne Lajoie. Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Partnership Grant. (Lajoie, S., Azevedo, R., Muis, K.R., Chi, M., Pekrun, R., Lester, J., Calvo, R., Shute, V., Leighton, J., VanLehn, Frasson, C., Hmelo-Silver, C., & Wiseman, J.) (2012-2019)

Principal Investigator, $167,236. Title: “Epistemic beliefs and emotions: Examining their roles in self-regulated learning and epistemic change.” Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. (2011-2014)

Principal Investigator, $438,680. Title: "Identification et évaluation des retombées de l’enseignement et l’apprentissage par investigation raisonnée, phase 2 : l’alignement et les outils soutenant ledéveloppement professionnel." Funded by the Fonds de Reserche sur la Societe et la Culture, Team Research Grant. (2011-2015)

Previous Research Grants

Principal Investigator, $7000. Title: “Comparing iApples and oranges: The effects of iPads and traditional tools on kindergarten students’ motivation and learning.” Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Internal Grants Program, McGill University. (Muis, K. R., & Tellier, A.) (2012-2013)

Principal Investigator, $39,600. Title: "The development of epistemic beliefs and their relations to self-regulated learning and achievement." Funded by the Fonds de Reserche sur la Societe et la Culture. (2009-2012)

Principal Investigator. Title: "TIDE’s in, dirt’s out: Empirical scrutiny of Muis, Bendixen, and Haerle’s (2006) Theory of Integrated Domains in Epistemology (TIDE) Framework." Funded by the American Psychological Association. (2009-2011) ($7,500 USD)

Collaborator. Title: “Uncovering the relation between principals' leadership style and epistemological beliefs and its implications for school training.” Funded by the Cypress Research Promotion Foundation. (2008-2011) ($120,690)

Principal Investigator. Title: “Epistemic beliefs: Their development, and relations to self-regulated learning, motivation, and achievement.” Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. (2007-2011) ($151,393)

Principal Investigator. Title: “Increasing academic performance in undergraduate mathematics and chemistry students: An achievement motivation intervention." Funded by the Canadian Council on Learning. (2007-2008) ($70,000)

Co-Investigator. Title: “What university students know and do not know about inquiry-based teaching and learning: The alignment of teacher education and science education with a model of inquiry.” Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. (B. M. Shore, M. W. Aulls, C. S. Kalman, R. Stringer, M. A. B. Delcourt, K. R. Muis, & A. Savard.) (2008-2011) ($190,687)

Co-Investigator. Title: "L’identification et l’évaluation des résultats de la participation dans l’apprentissage et l’enseignement basés sur l’enquête: Lancer les passerelles entre la recherche et la pratique [Identification and evaluation of outcomes of participation in inquiry-based learning and teaching: Bridging the research-practice gap]." Funded by the Fonds Quebecois de la Recherche sur la Societe et la Culture (FQRSC) Team Research Grant. (M. W. Aulls, B. M. Shore, C. S. Kalman, R. Stringer, M. A. B. Delcourt, K. R. Muis, & A. Savard.) (2008-2011) ($319,630)

Co-Investigator. Title: “Effects of 'Waterford Early Math and Science' on achievement.” Funded by Pearson Digital Learning. (2005-2007) ($65,000)

Principal Investigator. Title: “Improving mathematics learning: It’s all about beliefs.” New Investigator Award from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. (2005-2007) ($15,000)

Collaborator. Title: “Knowing Mathematics: Field test results for the Clark County School District.” Funded by the Institute of Educational Sciences. (2004-2005) ($20,000)

Editorial Board Affiliations: Editorships and Board Memberships

Contemporary Educational Psychology - Associate Editor

Journal of Educational Psychology - Editorial Board Member

Journal of Experimental Education - Editorial Board Member

Metacognition and Learning - Editorial Board Member