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Jenga, Planetariums and Work Systems Top Research Festival Posters

Forty-seven posters and the buzz of excited and dedicated students explaining their research filled the Ann Jones lounge in Palko on Wednesday, April 6. Undergraduate, Master’s and Doctoral students have worked for weeks, months, sometimes years on their projects for the College of Education Research & Pedagogy Festival. They presented to peers, faculty, and judges who roamed through rows of posters. Research Festival chairs Dr. Don Mills and Dr. Brandy Quinn announced six winners at the end of the night:

  • Sarah Westphal, Senior in Accelerated Master’s Program, Middle School Education, Inclusion in the General Education Classroom
  • Karin Cheng, Senior in Accelerated Master’s Program, Secondary Education, Using Educational “Gamification” to Increase Motivation and Participation in Secondary Level English Language Learners
  • Kathleen Evans, ANSERS Master’s in Education candidate, Breaks are Better: Guide to Improving Off-Task Behavior for Students Who Engage in Escape Maintain Behavior
  • Makenzie Jackson, ANSERS Master’s in Education candidate, The Effects of an Individual Matching Work System on the On-Task Behavior, Task Completion, and Independence of Students with Developmental Disabilities
  • Erin Pearce, Andrews Institute Ph.D. student, The Joy of Jenga
  • Beau Hartweg, Andrews Institute Ph.D. student, Factors Influencing Planetarium Educators at a Museum

Students worked with faculty members and had the option to attend two poster preparation workshops. Judges and research chairs said the Research Festival & Pedagogy poster quality improves every year, making it increasingly more difficult to select winners. View more photos on the TCU College of Education Facebook page.

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