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Our department is home for the study of how people learn and how to help people learn. Much of our work focuses on K–12 schools, but we study education in other contexts as well, including museums and universities. Many of our students are preparing to work in schools - as teachers or as school psychologists; some prepare for careers in museums, and some for careers in education research.
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In Focus

Voices From the Field
A few 2015-2016 MAT candidates reflect on the importance of their student teaching experiences.

Julia Sayles
During this class, students were learning about different types of conflict (Person v. Person, Person v. Nature, Person v. Society, and Person v. Self). We were watching a video that outlined the different types of conflicts, then I gave an example of that conflict in life/literature/etc. and then the students had to come up with their own examples in groups. In this photo Carolyne is sharing her conflict with me and her group (sitting in front of her, not pictured).

Department Highlights

Save the Date: A Teach-In: Standing Rock Protests and Protective Actions
Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29
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Double Jumbo Roxana Woudstra (2014 MA in Educational Studies) named as the new Director of Graduate Admissions!

Susan Barahal, Faculty and Director of Art Education Program, has sculpture selected for inclusion in the "The Nature Show" at the Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College. Learn more >

Double Jumbo Tom Snarsky (MAT in Math 2016) Selected as a Knowles Science Teaching Foundation 2016 Teaching Fellow.
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News, Events & Announcements

Check out our September 2016 Department Bulletin

Interactive Forum: Why Cultural Responsiveness Matters for Social-Emotional Development: Nurturing Resilience & Building Stamina to Navigate Diversity
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Speaker: Zaretta Hammond (Author, Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain)
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"Survival Tips" for prospective and current teachers of Latin, Ancient Greek and Classical Humanities
Friday, October 28, 2016
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School Psychology Program
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016
Time: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene, Medford Campus
Pizza and refreshments will be served!
R.s.v.p. to education@tufts.edu
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New Courses
New, mostly-online courses in science teaching and learning.
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