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Areas of Research

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Curriculum Studies & Global Studies

The Curriculum & Global Studies area offers a focus on the nature of curriculum as well as the global context and transnational aspects of curriculum and instruction. Faculty in this area do this work using historical, sociological, philosophical, critical, and postmodern methods and perspectives. The affinity of these two areas derives from the international nature of the work of the faculty in this area. The emphasis on global studies, in addition, reflects the high number of international scholars and students who are drawn to the work being done here at Wisconsin.

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Design, Informal, and Creative Education

This area represents the latest thinking about communicating and representing ideas via new technologies. What was once our Educational Computing and Technology area (with a segment devoted to gaming) will become a more cutting edge and forward looking area that links technology across our various categories and integrates more seamlessly with other departmental programs. This category will help us draw on new developments in visual culture, methodological innovations, social networking, and virtual teaching and learning.

Go to the Disciplinary Studies pageDisciplinary Studies

The Disciplinary Studies area consists of four sub-areas focused on important areas of study that are commonly represented as school subjects across K12 education. Research in these disciplinary subfields includes, among other things, studies of student learning, teaching, curriculum, policy, and institutional context. Faculty pursue work on these topics in both formal and informal settings drawing on a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods, which include historical and philosophical approaches.

Math • Music • Science • Social Studies • Art

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Languages & Literacies

The Languages & Literacies area is an umbrella for a wide range of topics of study including reading, elementary literacy, secondary English, English as a Second Language/bilingual education, and world languages. Faculty in this area explore what it means to communicate within and across complex social and cultural worlds both in fo‚Äčrmal educational settings as well as in informal and everyday environments.

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Multicultural Education, Teacher Education & Childhood Studies

The multicultural education, teacher education, and childhood studies area explores issues of diversity and equity in schooling, professional preparation of teachers, and the lives of children. Faculty in this area explore teaching in formal and informal settings, through care and education and utilizing an array of theoretical tools including multicultural education, culturally relevant pedagogy, critical race theory, and narrative.

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