Baer, 2012 TLTE Ph.D. grad earns, AERA SIG Award


Baer, 2012 TLTE Ph.D. grad earns, AERA SIG Award

12 Mar 2014    


Recent CEHS Ph.D. graduate Stephanie Baer has been chosen to receive the Arts and Learning Special Interest Group (SIG) Dissertation Award that will be presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in April in Philadelphia. Baer, who earned her Ph.D. from Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education in December 2012, researched the issue of student teacher fear in the arts classroom and how it affects students’ willingness to learn.

She used her findings to create a greater understanding of the role of fear and how that influences learning and teaching. The title of her award winning dissertation is “Re-Envisioning Fear: The Role of Conversation in an Arts Classroom for Prospective Teachers.” Baer is now an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and gives credit to her Ph.D. advisor Margaret Macintyre Latta for guiding her in her research and dissertation.

 


College of Education and Human Sciences
Teaching, Learning & Teacher Education