September 2016 – School of Education & Human Development

September 2016

September 15, 2016

Fun for Wellness

Dean Prilleltensky’s team developed Fun for Wellness, an online program to promote health and well-being. This research-based, skill-building program promotes health and well-being in six areas of life: Interpersonal, Community, Occupational, Physical, Psychological, and Economic (I COPPE). The skills are based on seven drivers of change we call BET I CAN, which stands for Behaviors, Emotions, Thoughts, Interactions, Context, Awareness, and Next Steps. The program was the subject of a randomized controlled […]
September 4, 2016

Walter G. Secada’s Research

Walter G. Secada’s scholarly interests include issues of student diversity and equity in education, how people learn across the various STEM fields, curriculum reform, school restructuring, bilingualism and the education of non-dominant-language learners and assessment.  At present, he is working with colleagues from Florida State University and the University of Central Florida on a large scale, randomized-control-trials study of a professional development program that is known as Cognitively Guided Instruction; his specific […]
September 4, 2016

Ji Shen’s Research

Ji Shen is working on technology-enhanced STEM learning environments, interdisciplinary and integrated learning, modeling-based instruction, and alternative assessments in STEM education. As a native Chinese speaker, he is also interested in issues related to international STEM education. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation. Dr. Shen holds a doctorate in Physics from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to joining University of Miami, Dr. Shen was a postdoctoral researcher […]