Date of Award


Document Type

Non Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education



Capstone Instructor

Dr. Lynn Gehrke

Second Reader

Sue Starks


early childhood education, teacher education, Francis Child Development Institute, laboratory schools


The Windows on Learning project utilizes existing corridors in a campus early childhood lab school to create a teaching exhibit that documents children's development and effective pedagogical practices. Museum quality displays are designed and constructed throughout the corridors to maintain the aesthetic appeal of the space. Students participate in the development of display content to communicate the concepts they are studying through their lab experiences, reducing limitations to effective field work. These projects assist students to interpret, synthesize and assimilate key concepts of theory to practice in the field by utilizing photos, work samples, and transcripts of children's conversations and adding text commentary. Faculty can emphasize aspects of the curriculum in the context of the onsite child development center.


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