College of Education and Human Development

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Research and topics

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Curriculum studies Curriculum studies

Curriculum studies is a concentration within curriculum and instruction concerned with understanding curricula as an active force of educational experience

Gender studies Gender studies

Exploring how gender identity and relates to experiences and practices in education, relationships, human development, and society

International education International education

Studying education’s role in economic, political, and sociocultural development; international educational exchange; and the internationalization of education

Learning analytics Learning analytics

The measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimizing learning and the environments in which it occurs

Opportunity gap Opportunity gap

Studying educational outcomes and disparities to improve how we serve each student, reduce gaps, and improve equity and academic performance

Science education Science education

Advancing research and practice for science educators, with focus areas in chemistry, earth and space science, life science, and physics

Sexuality studies Sexuality studies

The exploration of sexuality as a culturally and historically specific construct, a form of human expression, and a social identity that impacts our understandings of citizenship, politics, and humanity

Social studies Social studies

Preparing educators to teach a range of social studies topics, including American studies, anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology

STEM integration STEM integration

An effort to combine some or all of the four disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into one class, unit, or lesson that is based on connections between the subjects and real-world problems

Teacher education Teacher education

Research on the practices, procedures, and provision designed to equip (prospective) teachers with the knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and skills they require to perform their tasks effectively in the classroom, school, and wider community

Youth and society Youth and society

Research that covers transitional issues from childhood to adolescence and from adolescence to adulthood as well as the social, contextual, and political factors that influence both healthy and harmful adolescent development.

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