The Science of Wondering: Fifth Annual Action Research Symposium

April 15, 2013

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Media contact: Tonya Lewis, (254) 710-4656

WACO, Texas (April 15, 2013)--Baylor University's School of Education will spotlight undergraduate research conducted by Baylor teacher education candidates at the fifth annual Science of Wondering research symposium.

The symposium will take place at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Lee Lockwood Library, 2801 West Waco Drive.

"The Science of Wondering" will feature more than 100 "action" research projects and case studies and the implications for professional practice carried out by Baylor junior and senior education majors. The students currently serve alongside mentor teachers and clinical instructors in Professional Development Schools (PDS) through Waco ISD, as well as the other partner school districts, such as Connally, Midway and Robinson.

"It is amazing to see the depth and complexity of the research efforts," said Krystal Goree, Ph.D., director of professional practice in Baylor's School of Education.

"These young researchers are excited to share their findings that address a wide variety of topics including "Overlaying Realities - Augmented Reality in the Classroom," "Increasing Student Wait Time through Sign Language Cues" and "Effects of Daily Behavioral Goals and Extrinsic Motivation on an ADHD Child," just to name a few."

Baylor teacher candidates will explore numerous topics that address questions directly connected to their work with students in the classroom through action research projects and presentations.

The research symposium will include a poster session with all teacher candidates available to answer questions about their research.

For more information, contact the School of Education at 254-710-3111.

by Rebecca Malzahn, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

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