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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

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Campus News | October 4, 2022

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

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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



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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.

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Business and Community | February 5, 2021

Nevada Institute on Teaching and Educator Preparation finds home at UNLV and in the community.

Teaching and Learning In The News

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.

February 25, 2022

In an effort to combat the current teacher shortage in the valley, UNLV has created a program to get more teachers into schools throughout Clark County.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 16, 2022

Maria Romero has always wanted to be a teacher, but after her son was diagnosed with autism, her focus was on meeting his needs.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
February 15, 2022

Staffing issues continue to plague the Clark County School District but there is a program at UNLV that is attempting to help fill the gap.

January 11, 2022

As technology advances, students become increasingly familiar with technology and digital resources. Students can access a wealth of knowledge at the touch of any device. Learning occurs at any time, on demand. Traditional lecture delivery does not capture and stimulate the mind of younger generational students over a long period of time.

June 23, 2021

Professors at UNLV are on a mission to encourage more girls to pursue a career in STEM fields by hosting the Engaging Girls in Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing camp.

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Recent Teaching and Learning Accomplishments

September 27, 2022
Kendall Hartley (Teaching and Learning), Emily Shreve and Dan Gianoutsos (both Academic Success Center), and Lisa Bendixen (Educational Psychology) have recently published their research on college student smartphone usage in relation to planning, studying, learning, and other self-regulatory skills. Hartley, K., Shreve, E., & Gianoutsos, D…
September 13, 2022
Sadia Shaukat (Teaching and Learning) and Lisa Bendixen (Educational Psychology) published an article, "The Impact of Technostress on Teacher Educators’ Work–Family Conflict and Life Satisfaction While Working Remotely during COVID-19 in Pakistan," in the journal Education Sciences.  
September 2, 2022
Norma A. Marrun (Teaching and Learning) and Constancio R. Arnaldo Jr. (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) recently published a book chapter titled, "Taking Up Space: Reflections from a Latina and a Filipino American Faculty Teaching for Racial Justice," in the edited book, First-Generation Faculty of Color: Reflections on Research,…
August 23, 2022
Ching-Chen Chen (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) served as lead author of the article "Measurement and Functional Invariance of Psychological Individuation Constructs Across Cultures: Initial Evidence From Taiwan and the United States" published in the journal, Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development.…
August 12, 2022
Nate D. Koerber (Teaching and Learning) presented at the British Educational Leadership, Management, & Administration Society (BELMAS) Conference in Liverpool, U.K., with Pamela Angelle (University of Tennessee-Knoxville) and Lee D. Flood (University of Augusta). The presentation was titled, Systematic Review of Literature Relating to Social…
August 4, 2022
Noah Romero (Education) published "Theorizing Māori-Philippine solidarities through agential realism and punk rock pedagogy" in the latest issue of Research in Education. The study examines the work of Philippine artists in Aotearoa (New Zealand) through the lenses of punk culture, posthumanism, and Indigenous futurity to show what Indigenous and…