CRDG Year In Review 2012

CRDG Year In Review 2012

Our Mission

crdgyir2012The Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG), with its associated Laboratory School, is an organized research unit in the College of Education at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa that contributes to the body of professional knowledge and practice in teaching and learning, curriculum development, program dissemination and implementation, evaluation and assessment, and school improvement. CRDG conducts research and creates, evaluates, disseminates, and supports educational programs that serve students, teachers, parents, and other educators in grades preK–20.

Our Vision

CRDG, a learner-centered community of educators—recognized locally, nationally, and globally for quality research, design, and curricula—that inspires dynamic teaching and learning.

Curriculum Research & Development Group

The Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG) is a research unit in the College of Education at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Since 1966, CRDG has served the educational community locally, nationally, and internationally by

  • contributing to the body of professional knowledge and practice in teaching and learning, curriculum development, program dissemination and implementation, evaluation and assessment, and school improvement, and
  • conducting research and creating, evaluating, disseminating, and supporting educational programs that serve students, teachers, parents, and other educators in grades preK–20.

While CRDG is concerned with addressing current needs, its primary focus is on creating innovations that are intended to go beyond current practice to create quality programs and materials for the future.

CRDG’s work focuses on five interrelated areas.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

CRDG STEM programs have been recognized nationally and internationally as being among the best inquiry-based programs available.

Hawai‘i, Asia, and the Pacific

Programs in social studies, humanities, the arts, and STEM reflect the cultural and environmental influences of Hawai‘i, Asia, and the Pacific.

Serving Diverse Learners

Because CRDG believes that developing strategies to include all learners is essential to a democratic society, programs are designed to provide success for diverse student populations taught in heterogeneous classrooms.

Educational Technology Development

CRDG learning technology faculty work in teams with content experts and curriculum designers to create and evaluate more effective uses of technology in preK–12 classrooms and in professional development and support for teachers.

Designing Educational Systems

Designing more effective systemic approaches to schooling is an essential component of CRDG’s work. Faculty expertise in program research and evaluation enables CRDG to better understand how systems work (or don’t work) in supporting learning.