This past week, two PhD students in Educational Research successfully defended their dissertations. Caitlin Byrne's dissertation was entitled “'Making Good Teachers': A Study of Power, Discourse, and edTPA." Her work used Foucauldian Discourse Analysis to examine the practices of "good" teaching espoused by edTPA and as understood by preservice teacher candidates. Michelle Wooten's dissertation was entitled "Producing Transversal Flows: An n-1 Cartography of Academics’ of Science Teaching & Learning Practices and Values." Michelle's work explored academics-of-science-teaching-&-learning and cartographically mapped practices of connection and (disc)connection with educational and disciplinary fields. We are very proud of the hard work of both Caitlin and Michelle and wish them all the best!
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