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On April 23, undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students showcased their innovative inquiry at the annual Research & Pedagogy Festival (RPF) at Texas Christian University, sponsored by TCU College of Education.

This year’s festival highlighted the scholarly work of researchers through 59 posters with opportunities for presenters and attendees to connect, engage and explore.

students and faculty engagingPedagogy refers to the art and science of teaching and learning--encompassing strategies, techniques and approaches that educators use to facilitate learning and enhance student success. RPF provides a dynamic platform for students to present their research and discovery of innovative teaching methods.

Research posters reflected an array of topics, highlighting the dynamic nature of modern educational challenges and innovation. Undergraduates explored initial pedagogical interests that could influence their future careers, while graduate students engaged in advanced research, aiming to contribute meaningful insights to both academic and practical realms of education.

Christine Hall, Ph.D., assistant professor of professional practice, noted the vibrant enthusiasm among participants. “After pausing during COVID, we’re thrilled to be back. The energy and passion for educational research were more vibrant than ever, with students eager to discuss and share their projects with peers, faculty and guests," expressed Hall.

Dean Frank Hernandez concluded the festival by announcing award-winning posters and sharing his pride in all researchers’ achievements.

Best Undergraduate Research Poster

undergrad poster winners holding certificate with faculty and dean

Ashton Adams and Morgan Livingston
Keyed In: Exploring Educators’ Views on Keyboarding Abilities and Writing Composition in Elementary School 
Faculty Advisor: Robin Griffith, Ph.D.


Best Master’s Level Research Poster

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Maggi Oria 
Making Sense With Manipulatives
Faculty Advisor: Sarah Quebec Fuentes, Ph.D.


Best Doctoral Level Research Poster

Richard Neville (Not Pictured)
Moral Development of Undergraduate Pre-Health Students
Faculty Advisor: Ashley Tull, Ed.D.

RPF celebrates the scholarly achievements of students, and underscores the College’s commitment to preparing ethical, reflective leaders for diverse educational settings.

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