Learning & Instruction (C)
Learning & Instruction (C)
2021 Core Sessions & Social Events


We’ve got an exciting program planned for AERA! Mark your calendars and add these events to your schedule.

Wednesday, April 7
5:00-8:00 pm EDT

Division C Happy Hour in Honor of Mentoring
Come kick off AERA by celebrating mentorship with our friends in Division 15 at our co-sponsored happy hour. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 8
4:00-5:00 pm EDT

The Both/And of Black Girls: Transgressing Boundaries in Educational Research 

Friday, April 9
10:40 am-12:10 pm EDT

Equity-Focused Scholarship: Demystifying the Writing Process
Incorporating Equity in Your Learning and Instruction (1 of 2)

12:20-1:20 pm EDT
Division C: Jan Hawkins Early Career  Award (1 of 2)

4:10-5:40 pm EDT
Division C Scribner Award Address
(copy of 2019 & 2020 presentations available here)

Saturday, April 10
12:20-1:20 pm EDT

Division C: Jan Hawkins Early Career Award (2 of 2)

2:30-4:00 pm EDT
Division C Fireside Chat. From PhD to Professor: How to Navigate the Job Search From Start to Finish


4:10-5:40 pm EDT
Division C Shark Tank: Graduate Students Pitch Equity and
Inclusion–Focused Research Designs (for Money)


6:15-8:15 pm EDT
Division C Business Meeting Awards, and Reception


Sunday, April 11
10:40 am-12:10 pm EDT
Incorporating Equity in Your Learning and Instruction (2 of 2)


12:20-1:20 pm EDT
Community-Engaged Educational Psychology Scholarship: The New Wave


2:30-4:00 pm EDT
Keeping the Conversation Going: Next Steps in Theoretical Approaches to Understanding the Academic Motivation of Racially and Ethnically Diverse Students

Dr. Sandra Graham, Dr. Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, Dr. Allan Wigfield, Dr. Revathy Kumar, Dr. Wendy Grolnick, Dr. Tim Urdan, Dr. Ellen Usher, Dr. Jamaal Matthews

4:10-5:40 pm EDT
Liberation-Driven Perspectives in Learning and Instruction

Monday, April 12
9:30-11:00 am EDT

How Should We Navigate Open Science in Educational Research? Brainstorming, Conversation, Debate, and Problem-Solving


11:10 am-12:40 pm EDT
Division C Outstanding Graduate Student Research Posters


2:50-4:20 pm EDT
The Legacy of School Busing

Please review the google drive folders for this session. You will find primary documents written by citizens to their Congressman regarding school busing.  We will use the documents to generate discussion in our session.

4:30-6:00 pm EDT
Division C: Outstanding Early Career Scholar



Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Message from Division VP


April 6, 2021

Dear Division C members

I  know you are all gearing up for the annual meeting that starts very soon.  Division C has an excellent invited and submitted program that we are all quite excited about.  Shaun Harper’s presidential theme this year is  Accepting Educational Responsibility. Several of our sessions were created in the spirit of this theme. AERA leadership has been hard at work creating a user friendly virtual platform, for which we are all quite grateful.

My term me as Vice President concludes at the end of this meeting. I want to thank everyone who worked with me during these three years to carry out the mission of Division C. It has been a pleasure working with all of you. I want to extend a special thanks to April Taylor, who graciously served as Program Chair all three years of my term.  A lot of my responsibilities as Division VP revolve around planning the annual program.  Once it became clear that we would be virtual this year, I needed April more than ever.  And she rose to the challenge.  Her commitment, enthusiasm, and strong organizational skills are a big part of why we have such an exciting virtual program this year.  

Finally, I want to welcome our new Division VP Kim Lawless from Pennsylvania State University.  Kim has been active in Division C for many years. I can see her energy and that she already has a vision for Division C.  We are in good hands.

It has been a  year like no other, but we survived.  Thank you for letting me serve Division C during these unprecedented times.

Be safe and healthy, everyone.

Sandra Graham


Winners of Division C Awards announced at AERA. Click here to see the list of awards and winners.

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