Spring 2013

Early childhood education faculty study prospective teachers’ math knowledge

While middle and high school teachers tend to specialize in one or two subjects, elementary school teachers typically study all academic disciplines taught in the early childhood classroom.

Research has shown that elementary education students tend to be most anxious about teaching mathematics, so early childhood education faculty… more »

Putting teaching experiences on film allows students to reflect on their practice

Student teaching experiences are a standard practice for most degree programs preparing college students to become teachers.

College students are assigned to classrooms in local schools for a set period of time, offering them an avenue to write and implement lesson plans, test classroom management strategies and evaluate how students respond to different teaching techniques.

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How we see the world: Understanding how students come to know science concepts over time

Posted On August 8, 2014
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How do you know the Earth is round?

A kindergarten student may answer this question differently from a student in sixth grade, 10th or 12th grade.

Maggie Renken, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, Special Education, and Communication Disorders who studies students’ conceptual understanding, is working… more »

Recording accurate data is possible using differential item functioning instrument

Posted On August 8, 2014
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Over the course of their academic lives, students in Georgia are asked periodically to take standardized tests – the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) for first through eighth grade students, the SAT for high school upperclassmen applying to college and the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) for those planning on attending graduate school.

How do you ensure… more »