Maureen Hall, PhD

Professor

STEM Education & Teacher Development

508-999-8211

508-910-6916

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Liberal Arts 398C


Education

University of VirginiaPhD
University of VirginiaMA
University of Massachusetts AmherstBA

Teaching

  • Literacies and Deep Reading
  • Contemplative Practice and Contemplative Pedagogy
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Place-Based Learning
  • Foundations of Education

Teaching

Courses

Critical examination of the field of education from multiple perspectives. This course provides a means for students to critically examine what it means to be a teacher beyond knowing their area's content to engage creative, humanistic, philosophical, and aesthetic tenets of teaching. Outside speakers and experiential learning will provide opportunities integral to a broader understanding of the field of education.

Critical examination of the field of education from multiple perspectives. This course provides a means for students to critically examine what it means to be a teacher beyond knowing their area's content to engage creative, humanistic, philosophical, and aesthetic tenets of teaching. Outside speakers and experiential learning will provide opportunities integral to a broader understanding of the field of education.

Examination of the basic theories of learning and teaching and the application of theory to educational environments. Students will learn about cognitive and effective theories related to learning as well as develop understandings of the social, cultural, and political factors that influence learning. Units of study include the principles of motivation, classroom management, and contemporary issues in education.

Examination of the basic theories of learning and teaching and the application of theory to educational environments. Students will learn about cognitive and effective theories related to learning as well as develop understandings of the social, cultural, and political factors that influence learning. Units of study include the principles of motivation, classroom management, and contemporary issues in education.

Skills to recognize and examine everyday language and literacy repertoires of students from diverse backgrounds will be developed. The course explores topics such as popular culture, digital story-telling, multi-model literacies, including different modes of expression and communication, both in formal and informal education settings.

Skills to recognize and examine everyday language and literacy repertoires of students from diverse backgrounds will be developed. The course explores topics such as popular culture, digital story-telling, multi-model literacies, including different modes of expression and communication, both in formal and informal education settings.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

Examination of the basic theories of learning and teaching and the application of theory to educational environments. Students will learn about cognitive and effective theories related to learning as well as develop understandings of the social, cultural, and political factors that influence learning. Units of study include the principles of motivation, classroom management, and contemporary issues in education.
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Skills to recognize and examine everyday language and literacy repertoires of students from diverse backgrounds will be developed. The course explores topics such as popular culture, digital story-telling, multi-model literacies, including different modes of expression and communication, both in formal and informal education settings.
Register for this course.

A fourteen week full-time classroom experience under the direction of university supervisor and supervisor practitioners.

A fourteen week full-time classroom experience under the direction of university supervisor and supervisor practitioners.

A fourteen week full-time classroom experience under the direction of university supervisor and supervisor practitioners.

A fourteen week full-time classroom experience under the direction of university supervisor and supervisor practitioners.

A variable topics course for education topics of current interest. Recently offered topics include authentic assessment, leadership mentoring, and teaching and learning. May be repeated with change of content.
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Research

Research Activities

  • Grant from Mind and Life Institute: The Impact of Mindfulness Meditation Training on Social Integration and Well-Being in First-Semester College Students. PI: Dr. Aminda O’Hare, Psychology Department. CO- PIs: Dr. Maureen P. Hall; Dr. Brian Ayotte, Psychology Department, Dr. Elizabeth Lehr, English Department. Agency: Mind and Life 1440 Award. Period: September 2016- May 2017. Requested: $15,000.00. Status: Funded. Submitted, February 8, 2016. Awarded: May 5, 2016.

Research

Research Interests

  • Contemplative Practice and Pedagogies
  • Deep Reading and Lectio Divina
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Place-Based Learning
  • Mindfulness in Education

Select publications

Dalton, J.E., Hall. M.P., & Hoyser, C.E. (2019).The whole person: Embodying teaching and learning through lectio and visio divina. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education Division.

Oliver, K., Hall, M.P., Dalton, J., Jones, L., Watson, V., Santavicca, N., & Hoyser, C. (2019).Drawing out the soul: contemporary arts integration. International Journal of Education through Art (IJETA).

Dr. Hall holds a Ph.D. in English Education from the University of Virginia. In 2003, she joined the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She was originally in the Education Department, then the Teaching and Learning Department, and, since 2013, she has been a member of the STEM Education and Teacher Development Department. She has taught a range of courses including Psychological and Social Foundations of Education, Critical Literacies, Critical Issues, and has also supervised practicum experiences for students. Her research focuses on the intersections between and among literacies, mindfulness, Holistic Education, and Social Emotional Learning (SEL); she has published more than 19 articles in peer-reviewed journals and her books include Transforming Literacy: Changing Lives through Reading and Writing (Emerald Publishing, 2011) and The Whole Person: Embodying Teaching and Learning through Lectio and Visio Divina (Rowman & Littlefield) with Jane Dalton and Catherine Hoyser.

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