Archive for November, 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 […]