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Literacy education expert to speak at College of Education conference

One of the leading scholars in literacy education will speak at the UGA College of Education’s 2014 Faculty/Graduate Student Research Conference April 18 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.

Elizabeth B. Moje, the associate dean for research and community engagement and the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in the School of Education at the University of Michigan, will speak at 9:15 a.m. in Dogwood Hall. Her talk, “Navigating Literacies: Research on Teaching and Learning to Navigate Multiple Domains in and out of School,” is open free to the public.

Moje also serves as a faculty associate in the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research in Latino/a Studies and in the joint program in English and education. Her research focuses on the literacies youth are asked to learn in science and social studies and the literacies they experience outside of school.

The daylong conference combines activities from both the Faculty and Graduate Student Research Conferences, the former having been canceled earlier this year due to inclement weather. One highlight will be the two poster/structured discussion sessions to showcase the range of research being conducted by COE faculty and graduate students with time for interaction between researchers, colleagues and conference attendees. Other activities include professional learning roundtables focused on topics relevant to graduate students and a panel discussion with breakout sessions focused on the medical partnership.

The conference will be take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All conference activities are open to the public except the luncheon, which is only open to COE faculty, graduate students and invited guests.