Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair
Secondary Advisor/Reader One
Margaret McCarney, PhD
This capstone posed the question, how can disciplinary vocabulary best be taught in a secondary classroom? As little direct research had previously been conducted on that topic, this curriculum design project drew from work in a variety of connected fields, such as the science of memory, second language acquisition and effective assessment practices and study habits, to create an original structure for instruction. Designed to complement rather than replace existing units, this capstone offers not a set of specific lessons but a set of detailed guidelines (grounded in theories such as depth of processing and the "testing effect") which can be adapted to enhance vocabulary instruction in any subject-area secondary classroom.
Brain-based Learning, Curriculum, Other: Vocabulary
Granoff, Matthew, "Memorization And Mastery: Teaching Disciplinary Vocabulary In The Secondary Classroom" (2018). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4451.
School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations