College of Education and Human Development faculty, grad students head to AERA annual meeting
Faculty and graduate students from the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development will travel to New York City for the 2018 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. Scholars from around the world and various educational disciplines will share and discuss their research at the April 13–17 conference.
Here’s a look at some of the events involving UMaine researchers:
Thursday April 12
Assistant Professor of Education Tammy Mills will participate in Invisible College for Research on Teaching, a special session before the official start of the AERA conference. Mills will take part in a panel on “Decentering the Researcher-Subject in Intimate Scholarship,” where scholars will examine issues and practices around intimate scholarship, such as auto-ethnography and self-study.
Friday April 13
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership Catharine Biddle will participate in a symposium titled “Possible and (Im)Possible Futures: Public Education in Diverse Rural Americas.”
Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction faculty Rebecca Buchanan and Mills, along with doctoral student Ming-Tso Chien will present at a paper session on “Learning to Build Inclusive Classrooms: Promising Preservice Practices.” They’ll discuss their research paper “Who Is Jessica? Using a Novel in a Multicultural Teacher Education Course,” co-written with fellow faculty John Maddaus and Bryan Silverman. The paper is an analysis of one student’s reflections on the novel “White Bread” by Christine Sleeter, used in the class EHD 202: Education in a Multicultural Society.
Saturday April 14
Assistant Professor of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction Rebecca Buchanan will present at a research roundtable on “Reimagining Measurement and Grading in Classroom Assessment.” Buchanan will present a paper she co-wrote, titled “High School Teachers Rethinking Grading: A Qualitative Study of Two Schools.”
Educational Leadership faculty Ian Mette and Biddle will present their research on “The Relationship of School-Community Partnerships in Rural Reform Efforts” at a poster session. Biddle and Mette will also present their paper “Deconstructing Policy Implementation Imaginaries: A Comparison of School-Community Relationships Across Policy and Rural Practice” at a rural education paper session, “When Rurality and Policy Collide”
Assistant Professor of Science Education Elizabeth Hufnagel and Assistant Professor of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction Asli Sezen-Barrie will each present at a structured poster session on “Researching Discourse and Social Practices in Science and Engineering Education.” Hufnagel will present her paper titled “Emotional Discourse as Constructed in Environmental Science.” Sezen-Barrie will present a paper she co-wrote, titled “An Interactional Ethnography Perspective to Analyze Informal Formative Assessments to Build Epistemic and Conceptual Coherence.”
Sunday April 15
Visiting Assistant Professor of Higher Education Kathleen Gillon and Visiting Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Studies Patrick Cheek will present at a paper session on “Rural Postsecondary Quandaries.” The title of their paper is “In Search of Stability: The Complexity of Rural College-Going, Uncertain Economies, and Family Involvement.”
Mette will present at a paper session on “The Role of Supervision Across Contexts and Within Educational Communities.” Mette’s paper is titled “The Conflation Between Supervision and Evaluation in a State Teacher Evaluation and Professional Growth System.”
Monday April 16
Buchanan will present at a paper session on “Lives of Teachers: Beginning, Navigating, and Looking Back.” She will talk about a paper she co-authored, titled “An Investigation of Long-Term Professional Development That Targets Teacher Beliefs and Practices.”
Hufnagel will take part in a paper session on “Navigating Affect and Constructing Identity in the Learning Sciences.” She will discuss a paper she co-authored, titled “I Find This Mind-Boggling!!” How Affect Supports Science Inquiry in an Online Learning Environment.”
Mills will present at a structured poster session on “The Model of Domain Learning: Understanding the Development of Expertise.” She will discuss a paper she co-wrote, titled “Supporting Teachers’ Learning Trajectories: The Model of Domain Learning as an Analytic Lens to Examine Exemplary Programs.”
Professor of Higher Education Elizabeth Allan will chair a symposium on “Power, Discourse, and Institutional Policy: Discourse Analysis in Higher Education Research.” Research topics covered during the symposium range from explorations of sexual assault and trans-inclusive policies at higher education institutions to using policy discourse analysis to understand diversity and organizational culture.
Tuesday April 17
Buchanan will participate in a paper session on “Justice-Oriented Transformations in Preservice Teachers’ Field Experiences,” where she will discuss her paper, “Apprenticeship in Teacher Education.” Buchanan will also take part in a symposium on “Challenges and Opportunities: Exploring the Social, Political, and Cultural Influences on Teacher Identity Development,” where she will talk about a paper she co-authored, “Teacher Identity in the Current Teacher Education Policy Climate.”
Sezen-Barrie will participate in a structured poser session on “Equity and Agency in Climate Change Education.” She will talk about a paper she co-wrote, titled “‘A Different Kind of Middleman’: Lessons From Ms. Crawford on Preservice Science Teachers’ Agency and Climate Change.”
Biddle will chair a roundtable session on “Critically Reexamining School-Community Relationships in Rural America.”