The Michigan Classroom Discourse Group, MCDiG, brings together educational leaders, classroom teachers and doctoral students to study the advantages of researching classroom practices through ethnographic and discourse analytic approaches. Both a study and a research group, MCDiG is based on the premise that school and university-based researchers have unique understandings and backgrounds and that each group would benefit from a learning partnership. Group members read current educational studies, conduct research studies, and apply this research to their practice. MCDiG appeals to educators interested in continually expanding their professional knowledge through formal research and who value ongoing intellectual challenge and collaborative support.
Assistant Professor of English and Education, University of Michigan