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Curriculum and Instruction News

Mon
Oct
03
UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings will be delivering the keynote lecture at the Peter C. Murrell Jr. Memorial Symposium on Urban Education on Oct. 6 at Loyola University Maryland’s School of Education. The symposium will create discussion between educators, youth activists and other community members about how to move away from more traditional school instruction and toward modernized teaching tactics and ways of forming bonds between the instructor and student. Ladson-Billings is the School of Education's Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education.
Thu
Sep
29
UW-Madison professor Lesley Bartlett and alumna Fran Vavrus appeared on the weekly podcast “FreshEd with Will Brehm” to talk about a book they have co-authored that is due to be released later this year. In this podcast episode, Bartlett and Vavrus discuss the ideas from their upcoming book titled “Rethinking Case Study Research: A Comparative Approach.” These topics include the re-imagining of traditional case study techniques to accommodate factors such as culture, context, space, place and comparison.
Mon
Sep
26
Badger Bridge, a networking site for UW-Madison alumni, is now live. Use it to build connections with classmates and other Badgers.
Fri
Sep
23
UW-Madison’s Thomas Popkewitz was featured on the weekly podcast “FreshEd with Will Brehm” to discuss education research topics. "FreshEd with Will Brehm" is a podcast that takes complicated ideas and topics in current educational research and makes them more easily understood and accessible for listeners. Popkewitz is a professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Thu
Sep
22
UW-Madison’s Richard Halverson and David Gagnon will be discussing the impacts of online games on learning at the Sept. 27 Tech Council Innovation luncheon. Gaming companies and academic experts will present current research on the drawbacks and benefits of educational games and discuss how these games affect learning, with a focus on younger users. The luncheon will be held on from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel.
Tue
Sep
20
As part of the American Educational Research Association’s centennial year programming, AERA invited 31 people to deliver six-minute Ed-Talks that conveyed key research findings crisply, quickly and in ways that were meant to be compelling to policy leaders about the value and relevance of education research. UW-Madison School of Education Dean Diana Hess was among those who presented earlier this year in Washington, D.C. Hess’ Ed-Talk, “Political Education in Polarized Times,” is now available for viewing on this YouTube page.
Wed
Sep
14
The Daily Union newspaper recently put the spotlight on some outstanding literacy outreach work being conducted by UW-Madison’s Gay Ivey in Jefferson, Wis. The in-depth report by Pam Chickering Wilson is headlined, “East educators train to promote reading engagement.” The story explains how a group of educators from East Elementary School in Jefferson took part in a three-day institute at UW-Madison in August titled Literacy by the Lakes. Ivey and Ph.D. student Erin Quast then visited the school in September to help the educators implement what they learned.
Tue
Sep
13
A recent letter in The Straits Times -- an English-language daily broadsheet newspaper based in Singapore –- makes note of research conducted by UW-Madison’s Michael Apple. Apple is the John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies. The letter writer says: "A recent study by the National Institute of Education's Leonel Lim and the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Michael W. Apple revealed pedagogical inequalities in Singapore schools.”
Wed
Sep
07
UW-Madison’s Deidre Green spent this past summer helping lead a writing workshop with the Simpson Street Free Press, The Capital Times reports. Green is pursuing her master’s degree from the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The curriculum used by Green and the Free Press will be recognized this fall when Wisconsin’s school superintendent, Tony Evers, presents a "Friend of Education" award to the Simpson Street Free Press.
Fri
Aug
26
Several alumni of UW-Madison's School of Education recently presented research as part of a group panel at the XVI World Congress of Comparative Education Societies, held Aug. 22-26 in Beijing, China. Each of those presenting from UW-Madison as part of the group panel, “Global Struggles for Critical Democratic Education,” earned doctorates from the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
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