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13 College of Education Scholars Visit Chile to Build Collaborative Research Partnerships

A group of NC State College of Education scholars had an opportunity to collaborate with international colleagues in May through a week-long trip to visit the Centro de Investigación Avanzada en Educación (CIAE) at the Universidad de Chile in the Instituto de Estudios Avanzada en Educacion in Chile. 

The College of Education and the CIAE agreed in 2019 to encourage, promote and develop academic exchanges, research collaborations and education training programs as scholars at the institution conduct educational research that has significant overlap with research within the College of Education, Associate Dean for Research and Innovation Karen Hollebrands said. 

While in Chile, 13 College of Education faculty and staff members attended a research seminar hosted by CIAE, provided research talks to researchers, graduate students and postdoctoral scholars and engaged in collaborative meetings to discuss educational research and identify potential areas of future collaboration. 

The group also visited an elementary and secondary school to learn more about teaching practices in Chile and observed classes and spoke with teachers, administrators and students at private, semi-private and public schools in Valparaiso.

The college hopes the visit can lead to future collaborative research projects, faculty or student exchanges, and opportunities for joint seminars and guest lectures, Hollebrands said. 

“By working together, we can share research findings, best practices and academic resources. This exchange enriches the academic environment, fosters innovation and promotes cutting-edge research across disciplines,” Hollebrands said. “We know the most difficult educational challenges require the work of many different individuals with various expertise. By fostering partnerships we can work together to address these challenges.”

The following College of Education faculty and staff participated in the trip: