by Claire Miller
Stephen Elliott, founding director of the Learning Sciences Institute at Arizona State University, will discuss education's grand challenges and the work of the institute with College of Education students, faculty and staff April 13 as part of the college's Research Wednesdays Speaker Series.
Elliott received his doctorate at Arizona State University in 1980 and served as a research leader at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Vanderbilt University before returning to ASU in 2010. His research focuses on scale development and educational assessment practices. He has published numerous articles on the assessment of children's social and academic competence, and the design and evaluation of methods that increase students' access to learning and large-scale achievement test. Elliott was selected as an American Psychological Association Senior Scientist in 2009, serves on Educational Testing Services' Visiting Research Panel and has commercialized a number of education assessments with leading testing companies in the U.S.
The Research Wednesdays Speaker Series is designed to fulfill three goals: to provide a platform for explorations of new ways of conducting and disseminating educational research, to discuss new methods of mentoring doctoral students in an effort to enhance their development as researchers, and to fill a professional development need by providing access to cutting edge researchers at the state and national levels.
Research Wednesdays is held Wednesdays at 12 noon in the COE Forum, Room 1030. A list of upcoming speakers is available to the general public on the COE website. Speaker presentations are also available for download at iTunes U.
A light lunch will be provided for those who confirm their attendance to Erin Whitney in the COE's Educational Research Bureau at (404) 413-8090 or email@example.com.
For more information on Elliott and the Research Wednesdays Speaker Series, visit http://education.gsu.edu/main/coe_events.htm.
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