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Purdue receives national funding for research on science education

July 28, 2017

Purdue College of Education research examining difficulty students have understanding scientific evidence received funding from the National Science Foundation. The work being led by Ala Samarapungavan, a professor of educational psychology and research methodology, received a new grant totaling $1.2 million for three years. “Instructors often assume that the evidence for scientific concepts is self-evident […]

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Family vacations don’t have to interrupt a child’s summer reading

July 19, 2017

A child’s summer reading doesn’t have to end as families make that last push to squeeze in vacations before the start of school. Melanie Kuhn, the Jean Adamson Stanley professor in literacy at Purdue University, said it is important that families consider reading to be another form of entertainment on vacation. “It is important to […]

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High school students attend Purdue camp on teaching and diversity

July 18, 2017

More than 30 high school students will come to Purdue for EXCITE!, a five-day residential camp held on campus beginning Sunday (July 16). The College of Education developed EXCITE! to provide high school students with experiences that will inspire and encourage them to discover teaching as a career and to consider one of Purdue’s 15 […]

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Providing books to U.S. citizen hopefuls

July 14, 2017

The director and assistant director of our James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship provided books and teacher resource guides for Lafayette Urban Ministry’s (LUM) citizenship classes on the evening of Tuesday, July 11. Phillip VanFossen, Director of the Center and James F. Ackerman Distinguished Professor of Social Studies Education, and Anne Murphy-Kline, co-teaching coordinator […]

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