Students, faculty, and staff: You are invited to interact with Dr. James Pelech, Benedictine Associate Professor of Education, at the Library’s informal “book chat” style Faculty Authors presentation, discussion, author Q&A, and refreshments. Dr. Pelech's presentation is entitled “Research in Education: Watch Out for the Curve Ball!”
Dr. Pelech’s professional research interests include application of action research and the Constructivist philosophy to enhance student learning. He is the author of two books, The Comprehensive Handbook of Constructivist Teaching: From Theory to Practice and Guide to Transforming Teaching Through Self-Inquiry, as well as scholarly articles in several renowned education research journals. He also serves as a peer reviewer for numerous professional journals.
This last Faculty Author event of the academic year will take place during National Library Week on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in the Library 2nd floor IdeaLounge.
The Library will serve coffee, tea, and refreshments. Instructors, a sign-in sheet to document student attendance will be available, if you wish to offer extra credit to students curious about a faculty member’s research, publishing, and work outside the classroom.
Bring your catcher’s mitt and be on alert for that curve ball, as Dr. Pelech has a reputation for applying his research and keeping his audience – as well as his students – involved and engaged!
For more information about our Faculty Authors and to learn more about Dr. Pelech and his publications see our Faculty Authors Research Guide.