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UNESCO Chapter and Follow Up Discussion on International Science and Evidence-Based Assessment

March 21, 2022

There will be a discussion related to a recent publication that Tina Grotzer collaborated on with a diverse set of colleagues for UNESCO focused on International Science and Evidence-Based Assessment that resulted in a chapter (2022) entitled, ‘Foundations of academic knowledge’ in Bugden, S. & Borst, G. (eds.) Education and the learning experience in Reimagining education: The International Science and Evidence based Education Assessment [Duraiappah, A.K., Atteveldt, N.M. van et al. (eds.)]. New Delhi: UNESCO MGIEP. The ISEE Assessment follow up roundtable...

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Maleka Donaldson joins Smith College Faculty and publishes her book!

May 26, 2021
CLiC lab alum, Maleka Donaldson joined the Smith College Faculty in Fall 2021 as an Assistant Professor of Education and Child Study.  Her book from her dissertation work, "From Oops to Aha: Portraits of Learning from Mistakes in Kindergarten" came out in Spring 2021. We are so excited for her and look forward to continuing to collaborate on areas of shared interest!

EcoXPT Curriculum is Available!

March 22, 2020

Thank you to the many teachers who tested our new EcoXPT Curriculum. The curriculum is available for free download and classroom use. EcoXPT uses a virtual world to teach the causal dynamics of ecosystems and to help students learn the forms of experimentation and investigation that ecosystems scientists use to understand complex, real world science problems that exist on broad spatial and temporal scales. It helps them to learn the Crosscutting Concepts of Patterns and Causality from the Next Generation Science Standards.  Find out more at this...

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S. Lynneth Solis Selected for AERA Dissertation Award in Early Education/Child Development

February 12, 2019
S. Lynneth Solis has been selected to receive the AERA Dissertation Award in Early Education/Child Development for her dissertation entitled, "Sociocultural Context of Play: Experiences of Indigenous Children in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia" completed in May 2018. Lynneth conducted a powerful ethnographic study employing a sociocultural lens to explore the influences on play experiences of Wiwa, Kogi, and Arhuaco children in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. She found a complex system of competing priorities and visions of childhood and that the children,... Read more about S. Lynneth Solis Selected for AERA Dissertation Award in Early Education/Child Development

Solis and Donaldson Receive AERA Fellowship!

March 14, 2016

S. Lynneth Solis and Maleka Donaldson each won the 2016-2017 AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research based upon their scholarly achievements, the quality of their proposed research, and their potential to contribute to education research.  To have one winner is wonderful enough, but to have two from the same small lab is extraordinary!  The rest of us in the lab who know Maleka and Lynneth are not surprised but we are very, very proud and happy for them!

New CLIC Modules

Recent Curriculum from the CLiC Project!

December 20, 2015

We have developed and classroom-tested two curriculum modules. Each module is focused on a type of causality that is important to understanding environmental issues and climate change in particular. Module One is called "Becoming Global Thinkers: Thinking About Distant Causes and Effects. It focuses on cases when causes and effects are separated in space and time such that it is challenging to notice them. Module Two is called "Becoming Responsible Individuals...

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