Saadeddine Shehab

Saadeddine Shehab is currently the Associate Director of Assessment and Research at the Siebel Center for Design (SCD) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research focuses on understanding students’ collaborative problem solving interactions and the role of the teacher in facilitating these interactions in contexts that feature the teaching and learning of STEM disciplines through design. At SCD, Shehab conducts design-based research to inform the design and implementation of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development that facilitate the teaching and learning of HCD in formal and informal learning environments. Shehab has been collaborating with design strategists, undergraduate and graduate students, and instructors of all backgrounds and multiple units on campus to analyze and explore issues associated with the teaching and learning of HCD in different contexts, co-design instructional tools that facilitate the teaching and learning of HCD in these contexts and collect data and conduct appropriate analyses to evaluate and reflect on the efficacy of these tools and inform future iterations. This research work has been accepted and presented at different education conferences such as the American Education Research Association (AERA), the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS), the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) and the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE).