College of Education and Human Development faculty, grad students present at AERA virtual annual meeting
Several University of Maine College of Education and Human Development faculty members and graduate students are participating in the 2021 American Educational Research Association (AERA) virtual annual meeting, April 8–12. The conference is the world’s largest annual gathering of education researchers.
Here’s a look at some of the events involving UMaine scholars:
Thursday April 8
- Assistant professor of curriculum, assessment and instruction Rebecca Buchanan and former UMaine lecturer Evan Mooney will present their research “Classroom Critical Incidents: Exploring What We Do and Are We Any Good at It?” as part of a session on “Exploring Classroom Practices in Diverse Settings With Self-Study” in the Special Interest Group on Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices roundtable series.
- Doctoral student in STEM education Anica Miller-Rushing and associate professor of science education Elizabeth Hufnagel with present their research “Science Teacher Agency: How Lived Experiences Are Attended to in Science Education Literature Within a Meta-Analysis” as part of a roundtable session in the Lives of Teachers Special Interest Group.
- Assistant professor of higher education Kathleen Gillon and Ashley Stone (George Washington University) will present their research “Beyond a Backdrop: Examining the Role of Place in Place-Bound Qualitative Higher Education Scholarship” as part of a roundtable session on Current Issues in Higher Education.
- Associate professor of educational leadership Catharine Biddle will participate in a roundtable session, “Meet the Editors of Rural Education Research Journals,” part of a series sponsored by the Special Interest Group on Rural Education. Biddle is co-editor of “The Rural Educator” with Devon Brenner (Mississippi State) and Erin McHenry-Sorber (West Virginia University)
- Assistant professor of curriculum, assessment and instruction Tammy Mills will chair a session on “Collaborative Self-Studies Investigating Online Teaching Practices,” part of the Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices Special Interest Group roundtable series.
Friday April 9
- Associate professor of curriculum, assessment and instruction Asli Sezen-Barrie, Miller-Rushing, and Mary Stapleton (Towson University) will present their research “Three-Dimensional Assessment Design for Constructing Explanatory Models in Middle School Science Classrooms” during a paper session in the Special Interest Group on Science Learning and Teaching.
- Professor of higher education Elizabeth Allan and doctoral student in higher education David Kerschner will present their research “Examining Student Attitudes and Perceptions About Hazing: A Social Norms Approach to Prevention” at a poster session on College Student Learning and Development.
- Associate professor of educational leadership Ian Mette will present a paper, “Educational Leaders of the Future: Inquiry and Action for Democratizing Schools from the Inside Out,” as part of a symposium on Democracy as the Aim of Education: Critical Issues of Leadership, Voice, Equity, and Schooling.
Saturday April 10
- Biddle will be a panelist at an invited speaker session, “Examining and Rethinking the Complexities and Challenges of Rural Education,” part of an AERA Presidential Sessions series Public Good: Power and Possibilities.
- Mette will chair a paper session on “The Role of the Supervisor in the Changing K–12 Landscape,” part of a series put on by the Supervision and Instructional Leadership Special Interest Group.
- Buchanan will present her research “How Preservice Teachers Learn About Social Justice Through Social Media” as part of a paper session in the Lives of Teachers Special Interest Group.
Sunday April 11
- Mills will chair a roundtable session, “Making Sense of, Assuming Responsibility for, and Conceptualizing the Possibilities for Teacher Education in a Changing World,” part of the Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices Special Interest Group.
- Hufnagel will present her research “Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Ambivalence Toward Their Agency in Climate Change Action” in a paper session on Teacher Leadership Within STEM.
Monday April 12
- Biddle will present her research “Meeting students where they are: Addressing diverse experiences of childhood adversity in rural schools and communities” as part of a 2021 Education Research Service Project Invited Poster Session.
- Mette will chair a session on “Stakeholder Perceptions and Experiences” part of the School and District Improvement roundtable series.
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