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Curriculum and Instruction News

Wed
Oct
19
UW-Madison School of Education Dean Diana Hess appeared Oct. 19 on WISC-TV's "News 3 This Morning" program. In the live interview, Hess spoke with WISC’s Adam Schrager about how to talk to children about politics and the elections during these politically charged times. In 2015, Hess co-authored with Paula McAvoy “The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education,” which received the 2016 American Educational Research Association Outstanding Book Award.
Tue
Oct
18
As the race for the White House hits the homestretch, educators in the classroom have an excellent opportunity to help students develop a better understanding of American politics, and to become knowledgeable and engaged citizens. Due to the polarized nature of politics in the United States, however, not everyone feels comfortable discussing such topics. The School of Education hosted a conference Sept. 24 that was designed to give educators the tools, resources and confidence they’d need to teach about electoral politics in a way that is engaging but respectful to differing points of view.
Tue
Oct
18
UW-Madison’s Thomas Popkewitz delivered a talk at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Wenner-Gren Foundation in Stockholm on Sept. 9. The academy organized a series of international speakers on educational policy and research for an invited meeting of government, ministry of education and educational researches from Sweden. Popkewitz’s talk was titled: “The Promise of International Assessments and the Lorelei’s Whispers: Notes from Curriculum & Science Studies.”
Thu
Oct
13
UW-Madison’s Thomas Popkewitz was recently selected as a new member of the Laureate Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education. The Laureate Chapter specifically recognizes men and women who have made distinguished contributions to education and is limited to 60 living persons. Of the 60 ​people in KDP’s Laureate Chapter, four are from UW-Madison’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction: Michael Apple, Carl Grant, Gloria Ladson-Billings and now Popkewitz.
Wed
Oct
12
UW-Madison’s Laura Hamman recently received a 2016 Doctoral Dissertation Grant from The International Research Foundation (TIRF) for English Language Education. Hamman is a Ph.D. candidate with the School of Education’s No.1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Her dissertation is titled: “Language and Identity in Dual Language Immersion: A Comparative Study of Being and Becoming Bilingual.”
Tue
Oct
04
UW-Madison alumnus Mark Gillen has been named the recipient of the 2016-17 Dr. Keith G. Wurtz Award for Teaching Excellence at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The Wurtz Award "recognizes outstanding and innovative teachers who have made exceptional contributions to the university and to the community." Recipients have displayed innovative and collaborative techniques in both teaching and learning. Gillen received his bachelor's degree in elementary education from UW-Madison's School of Education in 1980.
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.
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