The Research and Recognition Event was created to provide a forum for graduate students, faculty, and staff interested in educational research to share their ideas. The next session is at 3 p.m. Monday, February 1, in DeGarmo 551. Refreshments will be provided.
The featured faculty members will include Lenford Sutton, professor and chair of the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations, Craig Blum, associate professor in the Department of Special Education, and School of Teaching and Learning Associate Professor May Jadallah.
Jadallah will present “Digital Mapping Technologies in Upper Elementary Grades,” research funded by a National Science Foundation grant and focused on training elementary school teachers to use advanced digital mapping technologies in their social studies and science lessons. Results demonstrate the impact of curriculum on children’s higher-level reasoning and other cognitive processes.
Sutton’s talk, titled “Social Justice, Education Law, and Achievement Debt” will focus on issues of social justice, identity politics, color blindness in education law, and the ways these things are interconnected. His research delves into new-liberalism, critical legal studies, the failures of the Civil Rights Movement, school desegregation oversight, and Charles Hamilton Houston’s legacy as a social engineer for justice.
At the end of the session, Craig Blum will discuss how graduate students can begin to develop their research path in “Defining your identity as a researcher and developing a line of research.”
“In teaching institutions, the role of a teacher can be overwhelming,” Blum said. “Constructing a scholarly identity, developing networks of scholarly practice, and being open to pursuing new ideas can put an academic professional on a path to a successful career.”
Blum will share his story of scholarly reinvention and reinvigoration and discuss maintaining lines of research.
What: Research and Recognition Event
When: Monday, February 1, 2016, 3-5 p.m.
Where: DeGarmo Hall, Room 551
Cost: Free, light refreshments provided