Five doctoral students at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School--Rick Bacon, Monaliza Chian, Felicia Hellman, Azure Stewart, and Ethny Stewart--will attend the 9th Annual Discourse Analysis in Education Research Conference at The Ohio State University, May 16-18. The event will also conclude with a Conference Community Session featuring Dr. Judith Green of the Gevirtz School as one of the keynote panelists.
The researchers from the Department of Education at UC Santa Barbara will lead a working session entitled CLASSrooms as Cultures-in-the-Making. The session will explore how a common ethnographic frame can be used across levels of schooling and disciplinary contexts in examining learning in time and over time. The members of the Santa Barbara Classroom Discourse Group, an interdisciplinary and intergenerational group, will draw on four studies in non-traditional contexts: three in higher education (multi-course sequence for Long Term and Futures Thinking, 24/7 access architecture design studio, musicology for non-majors), and one in K-12 setting (6th graders learning mathematics).
The students work with L2INC – The Center for Education Research in Literacies, Learning & Inquiry in Networking Communities. Dr. Green is one of the co-directors of L2INC (with Dr. Dorothy Chun). Judith Green, a professor in the Department of Education at the Gevirtz School, has been teaching for more than 4 decades across levels of schooling (K-20). She received her M.A. in Educational Psychology from California State University, Northridge and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, where she explored the relationships between teaching and learning, literacy and knowledge construction. Green’s recent research focuses on how classroom practices support access to students across academic disciplines in classrooms and in virtual communities. Green is a fellow of the American Educational Research Association. She is the recent winner of the inaugural John. J. Gumperz Memorial Award for Lifetime Scholarship by the Language and Social Processes Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association.