University of Washington

Research Assistant

Jordan is a postdoctoral scholar on the Learning in Places project who holds a PhD in Education from the University of Washington. Coming to the work with a background in psychology, philosophy, and early childhood education, his research draws upon participatory design based methods to better understand how dynamics of culture, development, and identity mediate learning in early place-based education. Specifically, he studies the role of ethical speculation in supporting sophisticated socioecological inquiry, alongside pedagogical approaches that cultivate educators’ attunement to diverse forms of sensemaking to develop their capacities for ethical pedagogical mediation. Prior to his doctoral training Jordan received his Master’s in Education while working both as a curriculum specialist at the Childcare Quality and Early Learning Center and also founding Co-Director of a mixed-age family childcare center where he served for over a decade.

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