Shawn Rowe

Shawn Rowe

Extension Free-Choice Learning
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HMSC Visitor Center

2030 Marine Science Drive

2030 Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR 97365

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At OSU
Affiliated with: 
Oregon Sea Grant
Headquarters: 
Hatfield Marine Science Center
Biography

As a marine education learning specialist, Dr. Rowe engages in research on free-choice learning - the kind of learning people do outside classrooms and other formal education settings. He uses the Visitor Center as a laboratory to study learning behavior. He is wrapping up a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support the creation of a free-choice learning lab at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, and works works closely with graduate students in OSU's Free-Choice Science Learning Ph.D. and M. S. programs, as well as in the Environmental Sciences and Marine Resource Management programs at OSU.

Dr. Rowe has a background in applied linguistics (studying how people learn language) and developmental psychology in education, and holds a PhD from Washington University in St. Louis.