Symposium 2014

CRTE 2014 Symposium will be held March 29th, 2014!! Click below to register online!

Expanding Our View:

Fostering Interdisciplinary Approaches to Educational Research and Practice

6th Annual Teacher Education Symposium

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

The University of Texas at Austin College of Education

 Call for Proposals (Deadline February 23rd, 2014)

The Consortium for Research in Teacher Education is hosting its annual conference on March 29th, 2014. This year’s symposium will feature guest faculty speakers and young researchers sharing ideas at the forefront of their field. We hope proposals relate to the theme of interdisciplinary approaches to research. Furthermore, we encourage submissions contributing to the discourse on education along one of the following three themes:

Connecting community and Education

The notion of community is inextricably linked to the process of education.  Learning happens amidst community, and learning happens because of community.  Topics in this strand may connect the importance of community to educational contexts and to the learning process.

Creating Compassionate Spaces for Learning

As an overlapping set of constructs, compassion, self-compassion, mindfulness have attracted increasing amounts of attention in recent years among social science researchers.  Studies have positively associated compassionate, self-compassionate, and mindful frames of mind to well being.  Topics related to this strand may link compassion and related constructs to educational contexts.

Expanding the Perspective of Research Methods

Advancements in research methods have provided education researchers with more powerful tools for inquiry.  In particular, studies analyzing physiologically based data (fMRI studies) are leading to a better understanding of the ways humans think, learn and behave.  Furthermore, these studies reduce errors associated with the deficiencies of conventional education research (i.e. self-report). Also, submissions in this strand may include physiologically based data for literature reviews but use or propose to use conventional methods.