Learning and Design Cohorts 2016
Capstone: Digital spatial story lines: Developing understanding of historical context through storytelling with archival media
Areas of Interest: Informal learning environments; learning on the move; sociocultural theories of learning Career Trajectory: Research assistant, Space, Learning and Mobility lab, Vanderbilt University
Capstone: Training to learn: An assessment of the educational value of military training
Areas of Interest: Adult learning; team learning; out of school learning environments Career Trajectory: Active duty Army officer
Capstone: Using classrooms as a context for teacher learning about mathematics discourse
Areas of Interest: Socio-cultural theories; teacher learning; elementary education; diversity & equity; mathematics education; community based design
Capstone: The need for educators trained to support students with traumatic brain injury: A design for professional development
Areas of Interest: math education; equity in education; experiential learning
Capstone: Adolescent learning in museums
Areas of Interest: learning in non-traditional environments; integrating digital learning with English Literature; curriculum development in out of school contexts
Career Trajectory: Editor at Barnes and Noble Headquarters, New York City, NY
Capstone:The developmental benefits of rock climbing as a learning activity
Areas of Interest: Outdoor education; nontraditional classroom settings; interpersonal development
Career Trajectory: 4th grade teacher in Little Rock, AR
Capstone: Qualities of good teaching: An evaluation of three theoretical frameworks
Areas of Interest: In- school instruction; culturally relevant pedagogy; parent- community partnerships.
Career Trajectory: 9th grade history teacher at Pearl-Cohn High School – would like to continue working in school settings, possibly administration.
Capstone: Developing Teaching Skills within Medical Education: A Framework and Tools for First Year Students in Medical School
Areas of Interest: Medical education; peer teaching; learning in out-of- school contexts; use of technology in radiology education
Career trajectory: 4th year student in the MD/M.Ed. program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Capstone: Socially engaged art education
Areas of Interest: Art education; civic education; choice-based education; informal learning environments
Career trajectory: Art teacher at Montessori schools, Nashville, Tennessee.
Capstone: Designing assessment criteria for the MIDP program to admit prospective students
Areas of Interest: Curriculum design; out of school learning environments; design research as problem solving.
Capstone: Tutoring and asset based instruction
Areas of Interest: Funds of knowledge; culturally relevant pedagogy; multimodal literacy; self-efficacy and sustained engagement.
Areas of Interest: multimedia tools to listening and speaking Use improve ESL learners' skills ESL curriculum design; adolescent development; informal learning environments; multimedia learning and instruction.