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Weinstein's research focuses on her Model of Strategic Learning and its validity and usefulness for teachers and for developing educational programs and diagnostic assessments in schools, colleges, and business/government training settings. She is the immediate past recipient of the Outstanding Contributions Award from the International Association Of Applied Psychology, Division of Educational, Instructional, and School Psychology. She is also a member of the Board of the Center for Psychology in Schools and Education and Past-President of the Division of Educational Psychology of the American Psychological Association. She was also recently selected as the Developmental Educator (working with at-risk college students) of the Year for the State of Texas and she is a past winner of a Teaching Excellence Award at The University of Texas at Austin. This past summer she was in China as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing. She has over 100 publications, including an assessment instrument called the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) which is used in more than 65% of the colleges and universities in the United States and has been translated into more than 30 languages. Her learning strategies course at the University of Texas at Austin has won a number of recognitions and is highly successful at increasing the performance and retention to graduation of at-risk students. She has also conducted over 200 workshops on strategic learning and teaching in both public school and college settings both in the U.S. and abroad.
Strategic learning; learning-to-learn; student achievement and retention; higher education