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Alex Parson Presents! with NCIC 2019

Alex Parsons continues her busy semester, presenting at NCIC 2019 with her research in novice teacher preparedness and growth. Congratulations and the OU MOVE Lab applauds you! ‘No, I’m not the teacher I want to be’: Novice teacher preparedness and growth Abstract The high-stakes nature of teaching has been acknowledged and investigated in research, but the intended results of effective instruction and increase of student preparedness have yet to fully manifest. This qualitative study attempts Read more…

MOVElab at AERA

Alex Parsons presents at AERA 2019

Alex Parsons presented at AERA 2019 with her research on new school administration’s impact on its communication, cohesion and community. Congrats and keep up the good work, Alex! Island or Village: The Impact of New Administrators on Communication, Cohesion, and Community Abstract Just as teacher turnover has impacts on a school and student achievement, principal turnover has impact as well. This qualitative study interviews twenty-seven teachers within a school that has an all new administration Read more…

Kelly Ross presents! AERA 2019

OU MOVE Lab member, Kelly Ross, successfully presented at AERA 2019 on her research focusing on understanding the freshman experience of belonging in public university classroom. Congratulations and great job! Understanding college freshmen’s experience of belonging Kelly Ross University of Oklahoma Abstract Does a sense of belonging contribute to freshman retention? This qualitative study sought to explore this question by examining the experience of belonging of freshman college students at a large Southwestern public university. Read more…

LaVonya Bennett Presents at APA 2018

LaVonya Bennett placement at MEDVAMC

Congratulations, LaVonya!    Counseling and clinical doctoral level psychology students (across the nation) are required to complete a one year, intensive clinical training internship during the final year of their doctoral program. This requires students to (a) apply to several sites, nationally; (b) interview with the sites who have selected them for an interview; (c) and conclude with the student and site ranking of their top sites or preferred candidates, respectively. OU move lab member, Read more…

John Chancey Presents! NCIC 2019

John Chancey is back at it again, presenting his research Using an Internet-based Mindfulness Intervention to Facilitate Conceptual Change on Fluoridated Water at NCIC 2019. Congratulations and keep it up! Abstract Using a pre- and post- test design we explored whether an app-based mindfulness intervention along with an expository text could facilitate conceptual change toward fluoridated water. Mindfulness is paying attention to the present without judgement (Kabbat-Zinn, 2003) and is associated with high cognitive engagement (Garland Read more…

John Chancey Presents! AERA 2019

John Chancey of the OU MOVE Lab presented their study Examining the Effects of Single-Shot Mindfulness Intervention on Conceptual Change at AERA 2019. Congratulations! Examining the Effects of Single-Shot Mindfulness Intervention on Conceptual Change Abstract Our research explored whether a single-shot mindfulness intervention combined with refutation text would facilitate conceptual change. Study one addressed Genetically Modified Foods, while study two addressed human-induced climate change.  We used Dole and Sinatra’s (1998) Cognitive Reconstruction of Knowledge Model (CRKM) to Read more…

Publications

New Publication: Mobile Technology and Engagement

MoveLab’s Ben Heddy authored a publication in collaboration with Kui Xie and Barbara Green on the affordances of using mobile technology to support experience-sampling method in examining college students’ engagement https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2018.09.020 Abstract In an investigation with 133 undergraduate students, we measured affective, cognitive, behavioral engagement, and self-regulation with a pre-survey, a post-survey, and in the moment of studying using experience-sampling methodology (ESM). We compared within these self-report techniques and also between self-reports and objective measures Read more…

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