Dr. Aneta Pavlenko Discusses How Language Shapes One's View of the World on NPR

How Language Seems To Shape One's View Of The World

Dr. Aneta Pavleno discusses how language seems to shape one's view of the world. Pavlenko considers the socio-political circumstances that led to the monolingual status quo and shows how the invisibility of bilingual participants compromised the validity and reliability of findings in the study of language and cognition. She then shifts attention to the bilingual turn in the field and examines its contributions to the understanding of the human mind.

Study Shows Educational and Psychological Value of Letting Children Read What They Want

Reading Unbound: Scholastic Magazine Cover

Michael W. Smith, Ph.D., Department Chair and Professor of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education at Temple University, has been working on a study that shows the educational and psychological value of letting children read whatthey want. As a result of over five years of research Michael and Jeff Wilhelm have co-authored Reading Unbound: Why Kids Need to Read What They Want – and Why We Should Let Them, published by Scholastic.

Temple and Carnegie Mellon Researchers Offer Fresh Perspective To Improve Learning by Taming Instructional Complexity

Dr. Julie Booth

From using concrete or abstract materials to giving immediate or delayed feedback, there are rampant debates over the best teaching strategies to use. But, in reality, improving education is not as simple as choosing one technique over another.

Carnegie Mellon University and Temple University researchers scoured the educational research landscape and found that because improved learning depends on many different factors, there are actually more than 205 trillion instructional options available.

Dr. Janelle Bailey Elected as Vice President of American Association of Physics Teachers

Dr. Janelle Bailey

Dr. Janelle Bailey, Associate Professor of Physics Education has been elected to serve as Vice President of the Executive Board of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). AAPT recognizes her outstanding level of service to the physics education community.

Dr. Bailey will enter the AAPT Presidential Chain, serving as Vice President in 2014, President-Elect in 2015, President in 2016, and Past President in 2017.

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