Posted January 25, 2012

Faculty Focus: Nora Newcombe

As part of a periodic video series profiling Temple faculty, Nora Newcombe, professor of psychology, discusses her work iin the area of spatial intelligence. A nationally-recognized expert on cognitive development, Newcombe is principle investigator for the Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center headquartered at Temple and co-director of Temple's Infant Lab. She has a special interest in understanding how spatial ability develops, especially in children, and in applying that knowledge in educational settings.

“One saying is ‘play is the work of childhood’ -- that the way that children learn is by playing and that the work that they have to do is to learn,” said Newcombe.