The arrival of each new year is often met with some level of uncertainty. Given so many impending changes in 2017, it may feel like the coming year is more uncertain than ever. As educators, we can help our students develop their capacity to respond more creatively to uncertainty by making a few slight adjustments in our daily teaching practices.
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Schools Are an Important Key to Solving the Challenge of Fake News
The world seems to be quickly coming apart based on false information and fake news. False information spreads rapidly on the internet and is believed by many, leading to unwise and dangerous decisions.
Neag’s Dr. Ron Beghetto, was named 2015 Faculty Member of the Year by UConn’s Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society. Each year society members nominate a professor who had a profound impact on their career at UConn. He will receive his award at the society’s induction ceremony on February 26.
Allison Kaufman and James Kaufman gave the First annual Norine Jalbert Psychology Lecture at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT.
We are happy to announce that our professor Beghetto & Kufman have the following published book:
Beghetto, R. A., Kaufman, J. C., & Baer, J. (2014). Teaching for creativity in the common core classroom. New York: Teachers College Press.
Congratulations to recent grad Stephen Slota and Prof. Mike Young on their article Think Games on the fly, not Gamify: Issues in Game-based Learning Research in the journal of Graduate Medical Education, December 2014.
Open access online at http://www.jgme.org/doi/pdf/10.4300/JGME-D-14-00483.1
Dr. Stephen G. Sireci
Professor and Director in the Psychometrics
Program, Center for Educational Assessment,
University of Massachusetts Amherst
“Developing and Validating
Questionnaires for the Health Profession”
Monday, November 3, 2014
Laurel Hall, Room 302
Congratulations to Dr. Don Leu and the New Literacies Research team on their new publication.
Leu, D.J., Forzani, E., Rhoads, C., Maykel, C., Kennedy, C., & Timbrell, N. (2015). The new literacies of online research and comprehension: Rethinking the reading achievement gap. Reading Research Quarterly, 50(1). 1-23. doi: 10.1002/rrq.85 Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1936-2722/earlyview