News and Announcements
The Character Education Partnership (CEP) has chosen Kristin Danielson Fink, a faculty member at Utah State University, to receive the 2014 Sanford N. McDonnell Award for Lifetime Achievement in Character Education. Ms. Fink has been a leader of America’s character education movement for more than two decades. She has served and made remarkable differences at the local, state and national levels. CEP Board Chairman, Dr. Charles Haynes, said, “No one has done more to advance the cause of character education in schools than Kristie Fink. Widely admired for her dedication, leadership and caring heart, she also embodies the ideals of Sanford N. McDonnell, for whom this national lifetime achievement award is named.”
Dr. Suzanne H. Jones has co-authored a chapter with colleagues, Drs. Gale M. Sinatra and Doug Lombardi, in the International Handbook of Emotions in Education. The chapter, Emotions in Science Education, discusses the role of emotions during science learning, with an emphasis on conceptual change.
Dr. Suzanne H. Jones, along with J. R. Cordova, Drs. G. M. Sinatra, G. Taasoobshirazi, and D. Lombardi, have published the article Confidence in prior knowledge, self-efficacy, interest and prior knowledge: Influences on conceptual change, in Contemporary Educational Psychology, (2014), Vol. 39.