Tag Archives: educational psychology

“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 »

America’s best teachers get creative

While U.S. educational policy emphasizes high-stakes testing and scripted lessons, the best teachers in the business are taking creative risks – often drawing from their own interests and hobbies – to help students learn, new research finds. Examining the classroom practices of National Teacher of the Year winners and finalists, the study, by Michigan State… Read More »

MSU at AERA: At a Glance

Faculty members and graduate students from Michigan State University will travel to Chicago, Ill., for the 2015 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. International and domestic researchers will attend the April 16-20 event to share and discuss research across numerous education disciplines. Here is a look at the key honors and appointments involving College… Read More »

Three programs ranked #1 in nation

The Michigan State University College of Education now has three graduate programs ranked No. 1 in the nation: elementary education, secondary education and rehabilitation counseling! According to the latest graduate school rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released today, this is the 21st consecutive year that both elementary and secondary education have held the… Read More »

Cadavers beat computers for learning anatomy

Despite the growing popularity of using computer simulation to help teach college anatomy, students learn much better through the traditional use of human cadavers, according to new research that has implications for health care. Cary Roseth, associate professor of educational psychology at Michigan State University, said the study suggests cadaver-based instruction should continue in undergraduate… Read More »

PhD candidate receives Spencer Fellowship

Julie Nurnberger-Haag, a PhD candidate in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET), has been awarded a 2014 National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship. Nurnberger-Haag was chosen—amidst hundreds of applications—to be one of 30 receiving a $25,000 award to write her dissertation about student learning of negative numbers. The fellowship is designed to support those whose dissertations show potential for bringing… Read More »