GSE Alumni are welcome to attend Classes Without Quizzes (CWOQs) led by GSE Faculty on Thursday, October 12 and Friday, October 13. GSE alumni do not need to register for this beloved Stanford tradition, however, seating is first-come, first-serve.
Thursday, October 12 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. | SIEPR
Environmental Education in National Parks
Nicole Ardoin, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education; Woods Institute for the Environment
Professor Ardoin views education as an opportunity to engage communities in productive dialogue about sustainability to build resiliency and adaptability in light of changing environmental conditions. Her current research includes studies on motivations for and barriers to environmental behavior among a range of audiences and in varying settings; program evaluation and adaptive management in informal settings such as parks and museums; the use of social strategies by non-governmental organizations to engage individuals and communities in decision-making related to natural resource management; amongst others.
Friday, October 13 from 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. | CERAS 101 Learning Hall
Why Preschool Is Important for All Children
Deborah Stipek, Dean Emerita and Judy Koch Professor, Graduate School of Education; Peter E. Haas Faculty Director of the Haas Center for Public Service
Dr. Stipek's scholarship concerns instructional effects on children's achievement motivation, early childhood education, elementary education and school reform. She served for five years on the Board on Children, Youth and Families at the National Research Council; she was the Chair of the National Research Council Committee for Increasing High School Students' Engagement and Motivation to Learn and she directed the MacArthur Foundation Network on Teaching and Learning. She currently chairs the Heising-Simons Development and Research on Early Math Education Network.