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Lizarraga, Jose

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research overview

  • José Ramón Lizárraga is a learning scientist and information sciences scholar who uses ethnographic, video, and multimodal research methods to investigate the role of social networks, television, and other digital new media in teacher education and the learning of non-dominant populations. Currently, their work examines the collaborative practices of novice teachers and adolescents at the intersection of virtual and in-person terrains of practice. As part of their design-based research, Dr. Lizárraga is a designer and instructor of hybrid/blended (online/in-person) and online undergraduate education courses as well as credential courses.


  • Learning design, hybrid learning, disciplinary expertise, community-engaged scholarship, informal learning, technology-mediated learning


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courses taught

  • EDUC 2411 - Educational Psychology for Elementary Schools
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
    Integrates theories and ideas from elementary school child development, educational psychology and the learning sciences. Explores theories of learning and child development and considers implications for teaching, student engagement and the design of equitable and effective learning environments. Students are required to attend a practicum off-site for this class.
  • EDUC 2490 - Educational Psychology for Elementary Schools
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    This course integrates theories and ideas from human development, educational psychology, and the learning sciences. Together, we will explore theories of learning and human development and consider implications for teaching, student engagement, and the design of equitable and effective learning environments. Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 3013 School and Society.
  • EDUC 5800 - Master's Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2020
    Designed to meet needs of students with topics of pertinent interest. May be repeated up to 18.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.
  • EDUC 6368 - Adolescent Psychology and Development for Teachers
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Examines current theory and research on adolescent development, learning, motivation, and academic achievement. Emphasizes how theory and research can inform instructional decisions in the secondary classroom.
  • EDUC 8348 - Seminar: Human Development
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Intensive study of selected topics in human development. The focus of the seminar will vary depending on the instructor's expertise and students' interests. Recent topics include adolescent development in social context, Vygotsky and Cultural-Historical Activity Theory, and design-based research methods. Repeatable for credit up to 6 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: EDUC 6318 or EDUC 8210 or instructor consent.
  • GRTE 5010 - Graduate Humanities for Teachers
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2020
    Addresses special topics in arts and humanities with an emphasis on building conceptual understanding of content and enhancing teacher's practice in teaching this content.


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