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Maleka Donaldson

Assistant Professor of Early Elementary Education


College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions
860.768.5356 Hillyer 230

EdD, Harvard University

EdM, Harvard University

AB, Harvard University

Teaching Focus: Assistant Professor Maleka Donaldson teaches integrated methods courses and student teaching seminars for undergraduate- and graduate-level students in the Early Childhood and Elementary programs.

Professional InterestsDonaldson explores how teachers and students respond to mistakes in real-world instructional contexts, with particular focus on early childhood settings. Recent studies have investigated teacher and student attitudes about mistakes and learning, as well as mistake-related interpersonal interactions and classroom culture.  Donaldson utilizes both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, including portraiture, survey design, interviewing, meta-analysis, and more.

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