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[xmca] Jan Hawkins AERA early career award
Dear XMCA members,
Please considering nominating a scholar for this award.
Call for Nominations: 2010 Jan Hawkins Award for Early Career
Contributions to Humanistic Research and Scholarship in Learning
Technologies, AERA Div. C
Nominations are now open for the 2010 Jan Hawkins Award
SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 8th, 2010
Dr. Jan Hawkins (1952-1999) was a developmental psychologist with a
cognitive, cultural, and social-interactionist orientation, and was
well known for her respectful, humanistic conceptions of appropriate
roles for using technology in K-12 learning environments. Her work
illustrates the balance that can be achieved in recognizing the
innovative, emergent properties of new technologies while
simultaneously respecting the individuals and conditions of the
learning environments in which these new technologies are being
used. She also was concerned with how complex social systems
interact with emerging technologies to provide or prevent access to
information for various groups of people based on gender, race, and
cultural and ethnic background. Her work helped researchers,
practitioners, and policy makes alike to think critically about
technologies and learning, encouraging them not to seek out
technology as a panacea or avoid it as a deterministic influence.
She was also exemplary in her nurturing of young research scholars
in learning technologies, and has been a model for them through her
research and leadership.
This award recognizes an early-career individual or small
collaborative team that is engaged in research that combines
practice and advocacy. While research must play a central,
informative role in the work of the nominee, the nominated
individual or group may include practitioners, directors of
innovative educational programs or individuals in informal or non-
traditional educational environments.
The award is intended to recognize a body of work that:
· explores and demonstrates powerful new ways to think about
technologies in contexts of learning and education, and uses
innovative research methods to understand the impact of those
· places young people and/or practicing educators at the center
of the problem-solving process by making their meaning-making
process, their needs and constraints, and their priorities central
to the project
· strikes an effective balance between innovation -- inventing
new approaches to K-12 learning with technologies -- and
understanding -- examining existing educational environments and
changes that occur when technologies are introduced
· uses technology to bring about broad improvements in
educational systems with a focus on issues of diversity, equity, and
learning for all.
Nomination Process and Award Information
The Jan Hawkins Award of Division C of the American Educational
Research Association is given for Early Career Contributions to
Humanistic Research and Scholarship in Learning Technologies. The
award is an early-career contribution with the above orientations
and as such will emphasize recognition for those individuals who are
at the pre-tenure stage in academic careers, or pre-tenure-level
equivalents in non-university contexts). The award carries a stipend
of $500, a plaque, and the opportunity to present a talk at the
award session at AERA in the following year.
Any member of Division C may make a nomination, including self-
nominations. The recipient(s) of the award need not belong to
The nomination process includes the following information:
1) LETTER: A nomination letter introducing the nominee or small
team, detailing how this nominee’s work relates to the themes
identified above (including how the work combines research and
2) VITA: The vita of the nominee (for individual nominations) or
a description of the team, its history, and a vita for team members
(for small group nominations).
3) REPRESENTATIVE WORK: One to three examples of work (research
papers, publications, or other forms of professional work) that
demonstrate the key contributions of the nominee's recent research.
For a small group, the examples of representative work should
consist of collaborative work authored by the team.
Please assemble and submit these materials in one of the following
ways (electronic nominations only):
1) A web portfolio with links to the nominating letter, vita, and
work. (The reviewers will use links to web sites as illustrations
and will not extensively explore websites unless there are clear
indications of how the sites relate to the program of research of
the nominee.) Be sure to send the chairs an email note informing
them of the nomination and that the web portfolio is complete.
2) Attached electronic materials in commonly shared formats (MS-
WORD, PDF, JPG, GIF, etc) sent though email.
The submission deadline is Friday February 8th, 2010. Please send
all electronic nominations (including self-nominations) to this
year’s co-chairs, Noel Enyedy <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Margaret
Riel <email@example.com> with “Jan Hawkins Award” in the subject
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