School of Education faculty members and interns presented at the Dr. Paul D. Lack Scholars’ Showcase on Friday, February 26, 2016. The theme of the across-disciplines conference, “Kaleidoscope: Changing the Picture,” focused on research and scholarship contributing to new perspectives in various academic fields.

Associate Professor of Education, Clotile Galbraith, and Professor of Psychology, Jeff Elliott, co-presented a research poster entitled, “Student and Faculty Perceptions of Students’ Information Literacy Competence.” Survey results revealed that a significant difference was obtained between student and instructor ratings of overall perceived information literacy competence.

Associate Professor of Education, Betty R. McNally, presented the findings of her faculty research grant entitled, “A Study of Education Practices in Three Exemplary International Educational Systems.”

Stephanie Miele (intern) presents her group’s school design.

Six interns presented with Professor of Education, David W. Nicholson, on “Philosophy of Education in Action: An Inquiry-Based Approach.” Victoria Abrecht, Judy Hemler, Stephanie Miele, Megan Polis, Brittany Somers, and Gina Weber described a project in which they conducted observations in a local school, compared their observations to research, and designed an original school based on their findings.

Judy Hemler (intern) presents her group’s school design.

All three presentations reflected the conference theme by fostering an interdisciplinary view on research and scholarship in the field of education.