Each year, Alma College celebrates the liberal arts on Honor’s Day. Traditional classes are cancelled and students present their work in a conference-like setting. Three education students were presenters at this year’s April 4th event.
Sadie Gelb ’19 who majors in Educational Studies and Dance from Indianapolis, Indiana presented different aspects of her project in two Honor's Day presentations. Sadie presented "Arts Integration and Special Education" about her observational case study which explored the research question, “How does arts integration in math benefit student learning in the special education setting?” The faculty sponsor for this presentation was Dr. Peggy Yates.
Sadie also presented "Dance and Disability in the Classroom." The guiding question of this research is “how is adaptive dance taught in the studio setting?” This research culminates with an adaptive dance curriculum which will be shared with the dance and disability community, including the teachers of the special education classes involved, the volunteers and local dance studios. This presentation was sponsored by Ms. Rosely Conz.
Asiel Clark ’20 of Lincoln Park, Mich presented "The Woman and the Sea: Edna Pontellier's Incomplete Search for Identity Kate Chopin's The Awakening exemplifies Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs through the struggle of Edna Pontellier to reach self-actualization."
Asiel is pursuing majors in Secondary Education, Spanish, and English. Dr. Laura von Wallmenich was Asiel's faculty sponsor for this presentation.
Educational Studies student, Jennifer Brandt '21, presented the findings of her research group. Jennifer is a double major in Psychology and Educational Studies from Escanaba, Michigan. She presented with Psychology major Jasmine Bennett '21 from Elwell, Michigan. Monique Cloutier ’21 from Waterford, Michigan also participated in the research group and majors in Psychology and Dance.
The presentation titled "Social Pressure and its Impact on Human Restroom Activity" focused on an exploratory naturalistic observational study of the bathroom habits of men and women in public versus private bathrooms. Dr. Brandi Stupica was the faculty sponsor for this project.
Story published on April 08, 2019