The Learning Project
Answers about pressing education issues from the people doing today's research.
info_outline Latinx Voices - The power of education 10/14/2021
Latinx Voices - The power of education In honor of Latinx/Hispanic Heritage month, five future and current educators share stories of being inspired to teach, overcoming challenges, and their commitment to having a positive impact on the lives they touch.
info_outline Episode 4: Education and Civil Rights - Making research real and relevant 02/18/2021
Episode 4: Education and Civil Rights - Making research real and relevant Dr. Greg Vincent, who holds both a law degree (J.D.) and doctor of education (Ed.D.), is a professor in the UK College of Education Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation and executive director of a groundbreaking collaboration between the UK College of Education and the NAACP, the nation’s largest and most preeminent civil rights organization. University faculty and NAACP leaders collaboratively developed an education and research initiative focused on educational equity, civil rights, and social justice. Together, they are addressing racial inequities plaguing the U.S. education system. Today, Vincent answers some of our questions about how laws continue to play a role in promoting civil rights and how faculty research and analysis can be used to help advance educational equity through UK’s Education and Civil Rights Initiative in collaboration with the NAACP. The initiative is housed in the UK College of Education’s Department of Education Policy Studies and Evaluation.
info_outline Measuring Success: Part II (What do we do now?) 05/14/2019
Measuring Success: Part II (What do we do now?) We're talking about how to find meaning behind the numbers in part 2 of our talk with Dr. Kelly Bradley, Chair of the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation at the University of Kentucky College of Education. We discuss a college program that prepares students to look more holistically at evaluation in education, and recommendations for what stakeholders in education can do to use measurement to shape better educational experiences for students.
info_outline Episode 2: Measuring Success - Part I 05/10/2019
Episode 2: Measuring Success - Part I How do we know what students know? What are we measuring, and why? Where do we go from here? Those are the kinds of questions that Dr. Kelly Bradley, Chair of the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation at the University of Kentucky College of Education, thinks about. But before she was focused on those numbers, Bradley was keeping score on the basketball court. In part I, she describes how an injury led her to follow her passion for education and numbers – and to connect the two in a career that is focused on contributing to high-quality education at all levels.
info_outline Episode 1: Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Recess 03/22/2019
Episode 1: Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Recess We know we feel better when we move – but can it also improve learning? Dr. Alicia Fedewa from the University of Kentucky College of Education Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology talks about her work to determine what effect movement breaks have on students.