Jamie Jirout

Associate Professor, Applied Developmental Science, School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia

Jamie Jirout studies cognitive development with a focus on educational application in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia. Jirout’s primary research areas aim to develop understanding of the development of children’s curiosity and question asking and how education can promote both, and the development of spatial skills from playful experiences and space-math relations in early learning. She is especially interested in how STEM education can implement findings from research on cognitive development. Jamie is a Jacobs Foundation Research Fellow 2021-2023.


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