Eleven of the University of Washington College of Education's doctoral students will discuss their research projects on Feb. 6, with topics including civics instruction during a presidential election, teacher orientation and perceptions of language policy, and biracial identity development.

The Research and Inquiry Presentations, a major milestone in each Ph.D. candidate's studies at the College of Education, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Miller Hall Room 212. Presentations are open to the public.

This quarter's presentations are:

  • 9:30 a.m. — "The Art and the Science of Coaching," West Keller
  • 10:00 a.m. — "Cultural-Historical Activity Theory as a Frame for Online Program Development," Sara Frizelle
  • 10:30 a.m. — "Understanding Cultural Flexibility in an Urban Teacher Residency," Susan Stahl
  • 11:00 a.m. — "Hand, Mind and Culture: What Children’s Drawings Reveal about the Effects of Growing Up with Companion Animals on Children’s Biological Knowledge," Pongkhi Bujorbarua
  • 11:30 a.m. — "Making Visible the Dynamics of Teacher Decision Making: Viewing the Multidimensional Phenomena through Cultural Historical Activity Theory Lens," Sajida Rehman
  • 1:00 p.m. — "Morphological Skill and Essay Quality: A Word-Level Analysis," Mary Northey
  • 1:30 p.m. — "Civic Engagement during a Presidential Election Season: An Analysis of a Politics-Focused Service-Learning Initiative in a Mixed Setting," Adebowale Adekile
  • 2:00 p.m. — "Biracial Identity Development: A Case of Half-Black Half-Korean Individuals," Hyein Amber Kim
  • 3:00 p.m. — "Positive Greetings at the Door," Christopher Daikos
  • 3:30 p.m. — "Mainstreaming English Learners: Teacher Orientation and Perceptions of Language Policy in the High School Biology Classroom," Thad Williams
  • 4:00 p.m. — "Ontologies of Ecological Relations in Family Forest Walks: A Case Study," Priya Pugh

Research and Inquiry Presentations immerse students in issues of content and method directly pertinent to their chosen specializations, provide practical experience in the use of methods and the application of content learned in coursework, and afford an opportunity for students to present research to a professional audience and to stimulate discussion about important matters impacting education research and practice.


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