Archive for 2010

Metacognitive calibration: The more you know the less you think you understand?

Daniel C. Moos, PhD, will be presenting his recent work at an international conference, American Educational Research Association (AERA),  in April, 2011. This research focused on “metacognitive calibration”, which is typically defined as a student’s perception of his or her knowledge. Findings from this study  suggest a surprising “expertise” effect in which those with higher […]

Sidonia Alenuma-Nimoh at the 2010 20th NAME Anniversary Conference

Sidonia Alenuma-Nimoh just got back from the 20th Anniversary of National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), held in Las Vegas from November 3 to 7, 2010. She presented on the topic: “Is There a Way of Teaching for Social Justice: A Multiculturalist Perspective.” The presentation began with operational definitions of social justice and multicultural education […]

Education Faculty Attend MACTE Conference

The Education Department Faculty recently attended the MACTE (Minnesota Association of Colleges of Teacher Education) with funding from a mini-grant awarded by the Kendall Center. Debra Pitton, Dan Moos, Valerie Struthers Walker, Sidonia Alenuma-Nimoh, Katrina Imison-Mazy, Michele Koomen, Amy Vizenor and administrative assistant, Sandi Frances, spent October 28-29 in Minneapolis attending sessions focused on state […]

Case studies text published

Developing Preservice Problem-Solving Skills through Case Studies, authored by Debra Eckerman Pitton, was recently published by Rowman and Littlefield. The text provides case studies for novice educators to analyze and discuss in order to consider how they would deal with similar issues in their future classrooms. The book also provides a process for students to […]

Blogging & Children’s Literature

Valerie Struthers Walker, Assistant Professor in the Department of Education, will be presenting a session titled  “I can’t believe the author commented!”: Blogging in Learning Communities” at the 2010 Kidlitsophere Conference. “The “KidLitosphere” is a community of reviewers, librarians, teachers, authors, illustrators, publishers, parents, and other book enthusiasts who blog about children’s and young adult […]

Adventure Learning: Collaboration with Clearwater Middle School

Daniel C. Moos recently had a paper accepted for publication in Journal of Research on Technology in Education (Moos & Honkomp, in press). This paper reflects his work with Brian Honkomp and Christian Gilbert, both of whom are Middle School Science/Geography teachers at Clearwater Middle School (Waconia, MN). They are on the cutting edge of […]