Final Defense – Karen Sobel

Transfer of Learning of Higher-Order Thinking Skills July 23 @ 10 AM LSC 603 At colleges and universities across the United States, first-year undergraduate students take courses that involve the learning and practice of higher-order thinking skills. Higher-order thinking skills support students’ ability to draw abstract principles from concrete learning experiences over time. Higher-order thinking […]

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Final Defense – Katie Palmquist

Supporting Early Childhood Workforce Well-Being: A Conceptual Activity System Model July 2 @ 1:00 pm LSC 710 This thesis explores the role of organizational practice and theory in working towards well-being within the early childhood workforce through the framework of activity systems as derived from Cultural Historical Activity Theory. Disproportionate rates of depression, burnout, and […]

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Final Defense – Bonnie Martinez

R.E.D. Alert: Relationships, Equity, and De-escalation: How Teachers Describe and Demonstrate a Culturally Appropriate Pedagogy of Relationships April 18th 9:30 LSC 603 This Dissertation Research Project (DRP) explored teacher beliefs and practices regarding Relationships, Equity and De-escalation in a public school that is experiencing rapid growth in their Latino student population. Informed by critical race […]

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Final Defense – Tania Hogan

¡Voces de Resistencia! Using LatCrit to Explore the Resilient and Transformational Resistance in Latin@ Pre-Service Teachers Apr 11 @ 9:00 AM LSC 710 Latin@ students remain underrepresented in higher education and in teacher education programs. They often face challenges that stem from economic factors, language barriers, citizenship status, acculturation issues and an isolating campus climate. […]

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Final Defense – Courtney Prusmack

Exploring Interconnections: Examining Social and Emotional Learning through a Lens of Culturally Responsive Teaching Friday, April 12th at 1:00 in LW 710 The purpose of this exploratory qualitative case study was to research whether or not evidence of culturally responsive teaching mindsets and practices of instructional staff could be identified within the social and emotional […]

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