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Department of Teaching and Learning News

The Department of Teaching & Learning holds as its central mission educational research and the preparation of educators at all levels. The department ensures that its professional education programs are based on essential knowledge, established and current research findings, and sound professional practice.

Current Teaching and Learning News

UNLV cheerleaders during 2022 homecoming
Campus News | November 8, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV students and faculty who made headlines locally, regionally, and internationally.

Dancers with the UNLV Ewalu Club
Campus News | October 4, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting research wins, expert insights, and academic achievement.

a teacher and student in a classroom
Campus News | March 7, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

UNLV student Lushawn Threats stands at the head of the classroom and makes an X with her fingers while her students look up at her
Business and Community | February 1, 2022



collage of book covers
Campus News | August 4, 2021

Education and art majors team up to better explain complex concepts to children.

Two elementary school students and their principal sit around a desk with tablets, paper, and pencils
Campus News | February 10, 2021

UNLV professor Iesha Jackson examines structural forms of racism in the teacher education pipeline and ways to combat them.

Teaching and Learning In The News

Business Day
February 3, 2023

Nigerian tertiary education has remained under the grip of a financial crisis despite the efforts of the Federal Government to increase education funding since independence.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
February 2, 2023

Artificial Intelligence seems to be a topic everyone is talking about and its ability to write just about anything, from a book, to a recipe and even help students with a college essay. ChatGPT is a cutting-edge AI technology developed by OpenAI which uses deep learning to understand and respond to human language. It can be used in many fields such as chatbots, language translation and automated writing, making it a valuable tool for improving efficiency and communication in day-to-day life.

Smithsonian Magazine
January 17, 2023

In response to the text-generating bot ChatGPT, the new tool measures sentence complexity and variation to predict whether an author was human

January 13, 2023

A new artificial intelligence tool restricted by one big school district is raising questions about the future of AI in education.

Denver 7 ABC
January 11, 2023

A new artificial intelligence tool restricted by one big school district is raising questions about the future of AI in education.

Las Vegas Sun
September 22, 2022

A ” We Need to Talk” panel discussion on critical race theory at UNLV’s Greenspun Hall Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022.

Teaching and Learning Experts

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Recent Teaching and Learning Accomplishments

February 5, 2023
Kari Kokka (Teaching and Learning) recently published her article, "Healing-Centered Educator Activism in Mathematics Actualized by Women of Color Mathematics Teacher Activists," in the journal, Equity and Excellence in Education.
February 5, 2023
Marla Goins (Teaching and Learning) published an article in Comparative Education Review titled, "Diva’s Culturally Sustaining Black Feminism: Tales from an Afro-Brazilian Teacher-Activist-Mother." The article centers an Afro-Brazilian woman named Diva, who promoted a culturally sustaining praxis during a politically divisive time. Diva works to…
January 31, 2023
Kari Kokka (Teaching and Learning) recently published an article in The Journal of Mathematical Behavior titled, "The stories we tell: Why unpacking narratives of mathematics is important for teacher conocimiento," with her collaborators Rochelle Gutiérrez and Marrielle Myers, as part of their work on their Spencer Large Research Grant on…
January 16, 2023
Kari Kokka (Teaching and learning) will be a keynote speaker for San Diego State's 8th Annual Voice Your Language Forum. The dual language and English learner education department (DLE) at San Diego State University, and supported by Student Success Fee Funding, is hosting this free event for students, faculty, local educators, staff, and…
December 20, 2022
Adjoa Mensah (Teaching and Learning) has been selected for one of 15 highly competitive annual fellowships with the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), a resource network for STEM education researchers supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).   The CADRE Fellows program, which is now in its 14th year,…
December 13, 2022
Shaoan Zhang and his doctoral student Danny Unger (both Teaching and Learning) published an article, "Exploring mentor self-disclosure in preservice teachers’ field experience," in the premier international journal of teacher education, Journal of Education for Teaching.