Educational Psychology News
UW-Madison’s Haley Vlach is receiving an Early Career Research Contribution Award from the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD). This prestigious honor is given to emerging scientists in the field of child development, as evidenced through research, publications and other scholarly activity. Vlach is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology and the director of the Learning, Cognition, and Development (LCD) Lab.
UW-Madison’s Martina Rau recently received a prestigious early CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to explore how adaptive educational technologies can improve students' learning in STEM fields. Rau will examine how physical models can be integrated with virtual models into adaptive technologies. The NSF award, for $598,399, will support Rau’s work that'll involve students and instructors at both four- and two-year colleges over the next five years.
UW-Madison's Robert Enright, who has pioneered the study of forgiveness in locations across the globe for three decades, is playing a leading role in assembling the Jerusalem Conference on Forgiveness for Peace, which is scheduled for July 12-13 at the Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center in Israel. Enright’s forgiveness model is based on the premise that letting go of feelings of anger and resentment can be liberating.
UW-Madison’s Robert Enright has recently been invited to become a regular blogger for Psychology Today. His blog for Psychology Today is called, “The Forgiving Life.” Enright has pioneered the study of forgiveness in locations across the world for three decades. He is a professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology, and also is a co-founder of the International Forgiveness Institute.
UW-Madison’s David Kaplan and colleagues at the German Institute for International Education Research recently published a new book examining the methodology and research behind the highly publicized Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) global education survey. Kaplan, the Patricia Busk Professor of Quantitative Methods with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology, worked on this project during the 2015-16 academic year while he was visiting Germany as a Humboldt Research Award scholar.
The work of UW-Madison’s Robert Enright is highlighted in a recent magazine article from the American Psychological Association that’s headlined, “Forgiveness can improve mental and physical health: Research shows how to get there.” Enright has pioneered the study of forgiveness in locations across the globe for three decades. He is a professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology and is a co-founder of the International Forgiveness Institute.
UW-Madison's Edward Hubbard and Department of Educational Psychology colleague Percival Matthews are conducting neuroscience-based research on fractions. What makes them so challenging for people -- and how can we most effectively teach children about fractions? The researchers are trying to answer these questions by finding out which areas of the brain are involved in learning fractions and how current classroom teaching techniques engage these brain regions.
UW-Madison's David Williamson Shaffer was featured on a recent Medea Vox podcast called, "The Future of Learning." In the episode, Shaffer discusses games, project-based learning and data analytics with Aalborg University Professor Morten Misfeldt and Malmö University Assistant Professor Daniel Spikol. Shaffer is the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Learning Science with the No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology.
UW-Madison's School of Education celebrated with its newest class of graduates by hosting its annual Pre-Commencement Breakfast Celebration on Sunday morning, Dec. 18, at the Gordon Dining and Event Center. Before heading over to the Kohl Center to walk across the stage at the university’s Winter 2016 Commencement ceremony, students from the School of Education enjoyed breakfast, hung out with family and friends, and mingled with faculty and staff. Photo galleries of the big day are posted to the School of Education’s Facebook Page.
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. The Fall 2016 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni. This issue's cover story focuses on Literacy by the Lakes, a project that connects literacy faculty and graduate students from the School of Education with school districts across Wisconsin.