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Amber Makaiau wins national award for social studies curriculum design

Amber Makaiau with High School students

Dr. Amber Makaiau, director of Curriculum and Research at the UHM Uehiro Academy for Philosophy and Ethics in Education and associate specialist at the College of Education Institute for Teacher Education (ITE) Secondary Program won the “C3 Teachers’s Inquiry Challenge” for social studies curriculum design. The purpose of the challenge is to support and reward social studies educators using the ...

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Education faculty and alumnus receive best presentation award for place-based teaching

Place-based education in American Sāmoa. Photo courtesy of UHM College of Education

In June 2016, six UH Mānoa College of Education (COE) faculty members and one doctoral graduate were awarded the Best Presentation Award for their paper by Clute Institute at the 2016 International Education Conference in Venice, Italy. Drs Deborah K Zuercher, Jon Yoshioka, Joseph Zilliox, Paul Deering, Lori Fulton, Stephanie Furuta, and Paul Tauiliili collaboratively wrote their paper, Education New ...

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Service project aims to feed the minds and bodies of homeless keiki

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On Saturday, March 19, 2016, the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Hawaiʻi chapter affiliate, coordinated by graduate students from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s College of Education’s Department of Learning Design and Technology, and Hawaiian Hope hosted the “Minecraft Feast: Feeding the Minds and Bodies of our Homeless Keiki” service project at the Maili Internet Café in Waiʻanae. Run ...

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UH Mānoa schools and colleges recognized in graduate education ranking

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Five schools and colleges at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa have been ranked by U.S. News and World Reportin its just-released 2017 Best Graduate Schools lists. The recognized educational units are the Shidler College of Business, College of Education, William S. Richardson School of Law, the School of Nursing and Dental Hygieneand the Myron B. Thompson School of Social ...

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College of Education doctorate graduate wins international award

Dr. Makalapua Alencastre

Makalapua Alencastre, Assistant Professor of Indigenous Education at UH Hilo and UHM College of Education alumni, is the winner of the 2015 Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) Dissertation in Practice of the Year Award. Her dissertation, E Hoʻoulu ʻIa Nā Kumu Mauli Ola Hawaiʻi: Preparing Hawaiian Cultural Identity Teachers, was selected for its high quality research and potential ...

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[VIDEO] The untold story of a Nisei spy

Arthur Komori is sworn in as a member of the Corps of Intelligence Police of the U.S. Army on March 13, 1941 at Fort Shafter in Honolulu.

Nine months before the start of World War Two, a second generation Japanese American, or Nisei, from Hawaiʻi was recruited by the United States military to go undercover and gather information on Imperial Japan. Reflections of Honor: The Untold Story of a Nisei Spy is about that man, Maui born Arthur Satoshi Komori, a McKinley High School and University of ...

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Beyond talk story — “Explaining Conversations”

Marie Iding

Marie Iding is the co-author of Explaining Conversations: A Developmental Social Exchange Theory.  Written with Professor Emeritus R. Murray Thomas of the University of California, Santa Barbara, the book describes the pattern by which social exchange skills develop throughout life, focusing on conversational skills. A professor in the College of Education Department of Educational Psychology, Iding has written a number ...

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Distance learning and the educational use of wikis

Grace Lin

Assistant Professor Grace Lin received a first place award for a journal article at the 2012 Association for Educational and Communications Technology (AECT) Annual International Convention in Louisville, Kentucky Lin received a first place Distance Learning Journal Article Award for her article, “The tensions of transformation in three cross-institutional wikibook projects,” which was published in the journal Internet and Higher ...

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Ho’okulaiwi honored for educational research and practice

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The UH Mānoa College of Education Hoʻokulāiwi cohort was recognized by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) at its 2012 annual meeting held in Vancouver, Canada. Annually, more than 13,000 scholars from around the world attend the AERA meeting, making it the largest professional gathering of educational researchers. As part of a partnership with the Sovereign Councils of the Hawaiian ...

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