Elementary Education majors have the option to work with faculty members Barbara Hug and Cristina Krist.
This research project focuses on developing a Professional Learning Community with the common goal of understanding how to integrate ideas of sustainability into elementary science teaching. This project will be a collaboration between elementary pre-service and in-service teachers working to develop a database of online teaching resources and lesson plans with a focus on sustainability from a global perspective. Other tasks will include, but are not limited to: developing criteria to screen resources, working with teachers to analyze current lesson plans, and developing new lesson plans.
The requirements for this James Scholar Research Project are:
Students will meet weekly with research assistants and then bi-weekly with teachers.
Elementary Education students (any year, undergraduate or graduate) are welcome to apply. James Scholars may participate in two semesters only.
Please fill out this brief interest form if you would like to attend a no-commitment information session via Zoom.
The Napolitano Research Group is offering a unique opportunity to be involved in multiple stages of the research process, including a critical role in data collection! You will have the opportunity to collect data from middle and high school students in an Educational Psychology research experiment.
We are conducting a research study that is investigating how adolescents use multiple means to achieve their goals. Research indicates that goal pursuit is a critical skill, but success is not guaranteed. People develop backup plans to deal with the unpredictability of goal pursuit, but backup planning may impact goal pursuit. We are conducting one of the first studies to examine this process in adolescence.
Students majoring in Education, Psychology, and HDFS are particularly encouraged to apply, but all majors are welcome to inquire. Experience with previous research and CITI training is preferred, but not required.
This is an ongoing research study. Data collection is taking place the summer of 2021. Data entry, analysis and dissemination will take place the following Fall. You can choose how involved you would like to be.
James Scholars have the opportunity to participate in one of three research projects offered by Dr. Cheryl Light Shriner. Contact Dr. Light Shriner using the email listed below if you are interested in participating on one of these projects.
Research Project #1: Conduct a literature review that focuses on:
James Scholars will review articles for key information and organize the information into a matrix for the researchers. Information will then be used to construct a survey to be given to School Guidance Counselors.
Research Project #2: Conduct a literature review that focuses on:
James Scholars will review articles for key information and organize the information into a matrix for the researchers. Information will then be used to construct a survey to be given to OT's and BCBA's.
Research Project #3: Conduct a literature review that focuses on the qualifications of teachers to conduct FBA's (Functional Behavior Assessments) and develop BIP's (Behavioral Intervention Plans) in schools. James Scholars will review articles for key information and organize the information into a matrix for the researchers. Information will then be used to construct a survey to be given special education teachers and other IEP team members.
Cheryl Light Shriner, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Teaching Assistant Professor
BCBA Verified Course Sequence Coordinator
Department of Special Education