Engaged Research in Education

November 15, 2011

The School of Education continues its work to strengthen the relationship between research and practice. In May, WCER and the UW-Madison Office of Education Outreach and Partnerships established a formal initiative; since then a research project has been selected for use as a case study for how WCER and EOP can support engaged research. The research project chosen is developing teaching and learning communities to provide students in 4-year-old kindergarten with quality learning opportunities in and out of school that are mathematically substantive and culturally sensitive. It’s a professional development program that extends earlier research on Cognitively Guided Instruction. Findings from the case study will be used as the Engaged Research project is taken to scale. Read more about Engaged Research here. Read more about the 4-year kindergarten program here.