• Former elementary school teacher with international teaching experience (1999-2004). Policy experience as a fellow in Virginia Office of the Secretary of Education (2005-2006). Faculty member in elementary education since 2007.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2020-01-01 Using a global competence model in an instructional design course before social studies methods: A developmental approach to global teacher education.The Journal of Social Studies Research.  44:367-381. 2020-01-01
    2018-01-01 Intercultural technology-based collaboration: Engaging U.S. and South African preservice teachers in virtual research teams to generate solutions to local environmental issuesTransformative Dialogues.  11. 2018-01-01
    2017-01-01 Conscientious consumerism: A curriculum pilot to support the Sustainable Development GoalsChildhood Education.  93:480-492. 2017-01-01
    2015-01-01 Children as “Solutionaries”: Environmental Education as an Opportunity to Take Action.The International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education (IJECEE).  3:54-71. 2015-01-01
    2015-01-01 Teaching for sustainability in a social studies methods course: Opportunities and challenges.Social Studies Research and Practice.  10:135-158. 2015-01-01
    2012-04-01 The preparation of globally competent teachers: A comparison of American and Australian education policies and perspectives.Global Partner in Education Journal.  2:12-24. 2012-04-01
    2011-12-01 Drop by drop: First graders learn about water and the value of conservation.Social Studies and the Young Learner.  24:9-13. 2011-12-01
    2010-01-01 Basic concepts in early childhood educational standards: A 50-state review.Early Childhood Education Journal.  37:421-430. 2010-01-01
    2009-11-01 Science learning at home: Involving families.Young Children.  64:39-41. 2009-11-01
    2008-01-01 Fostering students’ global awareness: Technology applications in social studies teaching and learning.Journal of Curriculum and Instruction.  2. 2008-01-01


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    2022-01-01 Worldwise learning: A teacher’s guide to shaping a just, sustainable future.  Corwin Press. 2022-01-01
    2021-01-01 Dig it! An earth and space science unit for high-ability learners in grade 3 [eBook edition]..  Project Clarion Primary Science Units, The College of William & Mary, Routledge. 2021-01-01
    2021-01-01 How the sun makes our day: An earth and space science unit for high ability learners in kindergarten and first grade [eBook edition].  Project Clarion Primary Science Units, The College of William & Mary. Routledge. 2021-01-01
    2021-01-01 Weather reporter. An earth and space science unit for high-ability learners in grade 2 [eBook edition].  Project Clarion Primary Science Units, The College of William & Mary. Routledge. 2021-01-01


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    2022-01-01 Gratitude practice as democratic teacher praxis: Building agency and belonging in social studies classrooms -- Mindful social studies: Frameworks for social emotional learning and critically engaged citizens.  Rowman & Littlefield: Lexington Books. 181-202. 2022-01-01
    2021-01-01 Cultivating teacher and student agency using a human-centered design approach: Stories of teachers-in-training..  Information Age Publishing. 41-61. 2021-01-01
    2021-01-01 Giving equity a voice: Supporting school administrators with global equitable theories and practice..  Information Age Publishing.. 283-305. 2021-01-01
    2020-01-01 What individual and collective actions are most effective to protect bees and other pollinators?.  Routledge. 2020-01-01
    2013-06-01 Science Learning in Out-of-School Time: Family Engagement Activities and Resources.  National Association for the Education of Young Children. 55–60. 2013-06-01


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    2022-01-01 Principles, pedagogies, and possibilities for revisioning the primary grades curriculum toward social justice and sustainability [Review of Teaching for social justice and sustainable development across the primary curriculum, edited by A. M. Kavanagh, F. Waldron, & B. Mallon]Theory & Research in Social Education. 2022-01-01
    2021-01-01 5 ways to engage learners with photography [blog post].. 2021-01-01
    2020-01-01 Enhancing human connection in the classroom through technology [blog post]. 2020-01-01
    2019-01-01 Nurturing empathy, cultural awareness, and global perspectives in future teachers using HundrED innovations [blog post].. 2019-01-01
    2018-01-01 I taught kindergarteners about plastic pollution and they are eager to be part of the solution [blog post].. 2018-01-01
    2017-01-01 We have learnt a lot: Putting the SDGs at the core of global education [blog post].. 2017-01-01
    2016-01-01 Introducing elementary teachers to humane education [blog post].. 2016-01-01
    2016-01-01 What I learned as a global scholar in Finland [blog post]. 2016-01-01
    2015-01-01 Northwoods Elementary students become solutionaries for a better world [blog post].. 2015-01-01
    2013-12-01 Book Review: Healthy KidsNational Peace Corps Association. 2013-12-01
    2013-01-01 Do you want paper or plastic? An inquiry-based environmental education unit for grades 3-5U.S. Fund for UNICEF. 2013-01-01
    2013-01-01 Exploring our roles as global citizens: An early childhood unit.U.S. Fund for UNICEF. 2013-01-01
    2013-01-01 Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF 2013 Teacher’s Guide (Grades K-2)U.S. Fund for UNICEF. 2013-01-01
    2012-01-01 Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF 2012 Teacher’s Guide (Grades K-2)U.S. Fund for UNICEF. 2012-01-01
    2010-08-01 Building bridges for young learnersPeace Corps World Wise Schools. 2010-08-01
    2010-01-01 Water and sanitation for all: An early childhood unitU. S. Fund for UNICEF. 1-76. 2010-01-01
    Peaceful communities for all: An early childhood unit.U.S. Fund for UNICEF.


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    2014-01-01 Healthy kids [Book review].National Peace Corps Association. 2014-01-01

    Working Paper

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    2022-01-01 Climate change education and curriculum revisionWorld Bank Group. 2022-01-01


    Research Overview

  • Currently, my primary research focus is global education in the elementary setting, including contemporary educational policy and effective means to infuse global issues in one’s existing curriculum.
  • Principal Investigator On

  • UNCW Faculty International Travel Grant 2011-01-01 - 2011-04-01
  • Co-principal Investigator On

    Investigator On

  • Begin with Empathy: The Power of Design Thinking to Amplify Teacher Voices 2022-01-01 - 2023-01-01
  • Project UR-BADGED (Undergraduate Research - Badging and Developing Global Educators 2021-01-01 - 2022-01-01
  • Personalized Professional Learning in Global Education 2021-10-01 - 2021-05-01
  • Connecting the Dots: Self, Social, and Planetary Well-Being 2021-01-01 - 2021-05-01
  • Immersive Storyworlds 2021-01-01 - 2021-05-01
  • Cultivating Belonging and Teacher Agency using Mindfulness and Facilitated Gratitude Practice in an Instructional Design Course 2019-01-01 - 2020-01-01
  • Research and curation of K-5 resources focused on the African continent. 2019-01-01 - 2020-01-01
  • Teaching for sustainable development: Preparing educators to address climate change in the curriculum 2019-01-01 - 2020-01-01
  • Travel Grant - UNC Center for European Studies Curriculum Development Award 2019-01-01 - 2020-01-01
  • Using Design Thinking to Address the Sustainable Development Goals - 2020-01-01
  • Research and curation of K-5 resources focused on the Middle East and Islamic Studies 2019-01-01
  • Take me There Travel Award 2019-01-01
  • Curriculum Development Award 2018-01-01 - 2019-01-01
  • Preparing Global Educators: The Impacts of Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies and Global Learning Resources 2018-01-01 - 2019-01-01
  • UNCW Watson College of Education Cultural Arts Award 2018-01-01 - 2019-01-01
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  • Immersive Storytelling to enhance teachers' and students' global competence, literacy skills, and social-emotional outcomes - 2018-04-01
  • Connecting Mind, Body and Emotion: Exploring the Impacts of Evidence-Based SEL Practices on Elementary Learners and Preservice Teachers 2018-01-01
  • UNCW Faculty International Travel Grant 2018-01-01
  • Enhancing Empathy and Perspective-Taking in Preservice Teachers 2017-01-01 - 2018-01-01
  • Longview Foundation Global Teacher Education Fellows Grant 2017-01-01 - 2018-01-01
  • UNCW Community Engagement Grant 2017-01-01 - 2018-01-01
  • UNCW Watson College of Education Global Scholars Grant 2017-01-01
  • Global, Concept-Based Curriculum Design: Children's Perspectives of their Roles as Consumers 2016-01-01 - 2017-01-01
  • South African Culture, History and Literacy Project 2016-01-01
  • WCE Faculty Ambassador Travel Support Grant 2015-01-01 - 2015-03-01
  • Watson School of Education Mini-Grant 2011-01-01 - 2011-05-01
  • Lyfta - Immersive Storytelling Experiences - 2000-01-01
  • Revisioning Instructional Design During Times of Challenge 2020-01-01 -
  • Teaching Overview

  • social studies methods (K-6); curriculum and instruction; elementary school programs; family involvement; child development
  • Full Name

  • Elizabeth Outlaw Crawford