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Professor González of C&I department using animated cartoons to improve geometry instruction

Oct. 10, 2014

In a unique research project funded by the National Science Foundation, Professor Gloriana González of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is developing animated cartoons to help geometry instructors become better teachers. Read more...

Professor Abd-El-Khalick appointed a Grayce Wicall Gauthier Professor of Education

Oct. 9, 2014

Associate dean for research and professor in Curriculum & Instruction the second faculty member in the College to receive the honor Read more...

NSF Cyberlearning grant to focus on cutting-edge learning technologies in higher education and beyond

Oct. 7, 2014

To be successful, engineering students must learn how to solve problems collaboratively and develop shared representations. However, integrating collaboration into courses, and supporting the development of sketching skills, is a complex endeavor. But thanks to a newly funded project in the College of Education, engineering students in classrooms of the future could have the technology they need to better support group sketching and the accompanying tasks that require collaboration and group problem solving. Read more...

Educational psychology study shows spirituality, not religion, is critical to black women's well-being

Sep. 25, 2014

New research by doctoral student Tamilia D. Reed and educational psychology professor Helen A. Neville indicates that spirituality, rather than religiosity, may be the element that is critical to black American women’s life satisfaction and mental health. Read more...

New faculty members of College to help prepare, lead, and connect with students in classrooms and online

Sep. 17, 2014

The College of Education is delighted to welcome and introduce eight new faculty members. With an eye on renewal and a promise to deliver the most advanced scholarship, we have attracted a cadre of scholars who are excellent researchers in their chosen disciplinary fields. They are also tech-savvy educators who are discernibly collaborative and engaging, with an eye toward problem-solving. We look forward to a bright future as these individuals help prepare, lead, and connect with students in the classroom and online. Read more...

EPOL professor's book reveals power struggles during Egypt's 2011 'Facebook revolution'

Sep. 17, 2014

The 2011 revolution in Egypt, described at the time as a “Facebook revolution,” made Linda Herrera a firm believer in the power of social media. The Associate Professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership was a past resident of Cairo who had studied the online culture of Egyptian youth and followed the events through their Facebook pages. For a moment in time, she was a “complete cyper-optimist,” and her interest led to a book called Revolution in the Age of Social Media: The Egyptian Popular Insurrection and the Internet, published in May. Read more...

Four-year NSF grant funds faculty innovation in educational simulation design and development

Sep. 11, 2014

New technologies are emerging that allow people to interact with computers with physical actions, such as waving their hands or moving their bodies. These technologies are starting to show up in the area of entertainment, such as video games, but Assistant Professor Robb Lindgren believes that these devices can be put to use in helping students learn complex concepts in areas such as physics and chemistry. Read more...

College's Counseling Psychology Program rated fourth in nation by CounselingPsychology.org

Sep. 11, 2014

The Counseling Psychology Program (CPP) in the Department of Educational Psychology was ranked No. 4 on CounselingPsychology.org’s “Top Psy.D. & Ph.D.” list. The data and ranking methodology relied on published surveys, exam scores, and other school and career information gathered through sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the American Psychological Association, and the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards. Read more...

Extended field experience and mentorship at center of College's transformed teacher preparation programs

Sep. 11, 2014

Significant changes are ahead for the College of Education’s Elementary Teacher Education Program, all of them designed to provide more opportunities to gain deeper pedagogical knowledge, formative learning opportunities, and supervised assessments that thoroughly prepare teacher candidates for their independent student-teaching experiences during senior year and for their future careers. Read more...

Study by EPOL professor finds federal stimulus fails to protect college affordability

Aug. 8, 2014

A new analysis by higher education expert Jennifer A. Delaney, a professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, indicates that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 may have failed to promote college access and affordability. According to Delaney, the federal stimulus hurt rather than helped college access and affordability by prompting reductions in student financial aid programs. Read more...

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