Kenney receives Faculty Research Fellowship

05-13-2011

Rachael Kenney

Rachael Kenney, assistant professor of mathematics and curriculum and instruction, and Melanie Shoffner, assistant professor of English and curriculum and instruction, received a 2010 Faculty Research Fellowship from Purdue's Discovery Learning Research Centers, which sought collaborative projects involving science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM), and a non-STEM subject. Together they led a study evaluating secondary mathematics pre-service teachers' experiences with the writing-to-learn mathematics approach.

"Our research agendas offer connections in the areas of teacher education, literacy, and reflection," says Kenney, assistant professor of mathematics and curriculum and instruction. "Realizing the fellowship's parameters closely aligned with our interests was serendipitous."

The project included lesson plan help and team-teaching experiences for pre-service teachers.