Category Archives: Teacher Education tagged with 'CEPSE'

“Reading at a Crossroads” co-edited by professor, alumni

Rand Spiro, professor of educational psychology, is lead editor of “Reading at a Crossroads? Disjunctures and Continuities in Current Conceptions and Practices,” recently published by Routledge. The book examines how the Internet is transforming reading and learning-through-reading with contributions from distinguished experts in the field. Spiro, along with four alumni, co-edited the book. “Too much of learning… Read More »

Course honored as Best Online at MSU

An online course from the College of Education was selected as the Best Fully Online course for the 2015 AT&T Faculty-Staff Award Competition in Instructional Technology awards. The course, CEP 811: Adapting Innovative Technologies to Education, was designed and developed by Leigh Graves Wolf and Michelle Schira Hagerman. “CEP 811 is designed to push students… Read More »

Kids grasp large numbers remarkably young

Children as young as 3 understand multi-digit numbers more than previously believed and may be ready for more direct math instruction when they enter school, according to research led by a Michigan State University education scholar. The study, online in the journal Child Development and funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education… Read More »

New approach urged for ‘abysmal’ K-12 writing instruction

Writing instruction in U.S. classrooms is “abysmal” and the Common Core State Standards don’t go far enough to address glaring gaps for students and teachers, a Michigan State University education scholar argues. In a new study, Gary Troia calls for a fresh approach to professional development for teachers who must help students meet the new… Read More »

Spatial training boosts math learning

Training young children in spatial reasoning can improve their math performance, according to a groundbreaking study from Michigan State University education scholars. The researchers trained 6- to 8-year-olds in mental rotation, a spatial ability, and found their scores on addition and subtraction problems improved significantly. The mental rotation training involved imagining how two halves of… Read More »

Twitter can give power to the people

Twitter can easily teach people about social movements such as Occupy Wall Street and even entice them to participate, according to a new study by a Michigan State University education doctoral student. The social networking site – which lets users read, send and group together 140-character messages known as tweets – can actually be a… Read More »