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Dr. John Pecore

Dr. John Pecore, Associate Professor

"I started teaching to help students develop their interest and a sense of purpose so they may thrive in a democratic society."

Degrees Held:

  • PhD – Georgia State University, 2010
  • MEd – Georgia State University, 1999
  • BS – Old Dominion University, 1987
  • AS – Richard Bland College of the College of William and Mary, 1985

Career Highlights:

  • Co-edited the book Interplay of Creativity and Giftedness in Science.
  • Section editor of the International Handbook of Progressive Education.
  • Principal Investigator of $1.3M National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Scholarship Program Grant.
  • Founding Board Member of Progressive Education Network.

In which online programs do you teach?

Ed.S. Curriculum & Instruction

Which classes do you teach online?

Contemporary Curriculum Issues and Theories; Advanced Methods in Curriculum and Instruction

Why did you start teaching?

To help students develop their interest and a sense of purpose so they may thrive in a democratic society.

What's the best advice that you have ever received?

"People, in general, only ask advice not to follow it; or if they do follow it, it is for the sake of having someone to blame for having given it." – Athos, The Three Musketeers

What's the best advice you could give to online students?

"Play the game of learning and not the game of school." – Elliott Galloway (1920-2008)

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