Distinguished Speaker Series: Luis Moll
Luis Moll, professor emeritus in the University of Arizona’s College of Education, will speak to CEHD students, faculty and staff March 1 as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series.
Moll received his Ph.D. in educational psychology/early childhood development from the University of California, Los Angeles. His main research interests include the connection among culture, psychology and education, especially as it relates to the education of Latino children in the U.S. He has served on the editorial board of several journals, including the American Educational Research Journal, Educational Researcher, Reading Research Quarterly, Journal of Literacy Research, and Mind, Culture, and Activity. His co-edited volume, Funds of knowledge: Theorizing practices in households, communities, and classrooms, received the 2006 Critics’ Choice Award of the American Educational Studies Association.
His presentation will highlight the following topics:
- The development of household visits to document lived experiences and funds of knowledge;
- Teacher study groups to analyze what can be learned from these visits;
- The development of teaching innovations; and
- “Translocation” work conducted in four international settings – Uganda, South Africa, Spain (Catalonia) and Australia – and what can be learned theoretically, methodologically and substantively from this work.
The Distinguished Speaker Series brings cutting-edge researchers at the state and national levels to the college on the first Wednesday of each month. Presentations are held at 12 noon (unless otherwise noted) in the College of Education and Human Development Forum, room 1030.
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