The CREATE Center fosters community-based research on equity, activism, and transformative education among university-based researchers and community advocates.
The Advancing Critical Consciousness, Methods & Equity (AC2ME) lab examines how marginalized people critique, navigate, and challenge social, racial, and political inequities, or develop critical consciousness. We employ advanced methods to pursue a more equitable world.
Project Loci focuses on enabling students to gain facility with natural inquiry and real-world problem solving in order to understand how such experiences shape students’ dispositions toward mathematics, perceptions of mathematics instruction, and mathematical practices of sense-making.
The Assessing Teaching Practice (@Practice) Project develops and studies teaching simulations as a way to assess and support the learning of high-leverage teaching practices and mathematical knowledge for teaching.
Sensors in a Shoebox empowers Detroit youth to address fundamental questions about complex urban issues and make recommendations for improvements based on the evidence at the same time that they learn core skills and concepts in literacy, mathematics, science, history, and sociology.
The collaborative brings together scholars, teachers, youth, and community educators to create learning opportunities that support deep and meaningful engagement for all students in STEM in ways that matter in their lives and communities.