Tag Archives: CREATE for STEM

Special Presentation: Dr. David Feldon

Title: Leveraging Expertise: Advancing STEM Education for Undergraduates Abstract: Postsecondary STEM education is built upon transactions driven by expertise—faculty work to articulate their knowledge and skills in ways that are accessible to students, and students actively choose to invest their efforts toward developing expertise through their selection and pursuit of professional pathways. Thus, effective undergraduate… Read More »

CREATE Science Seminar Speaker: Dr. Leona Schauble, Vanderbilt University

Title: Should we teach young students domain general scientific thinking skills? Abstract: It is worthwhile to reconsider the relative advantages of regarding scientific thinking in young children through a domain general perspective or through a domain specific lens, especially with regard to how these differing views influence educational practice in the elementary grades. Domain-general frameworks… Read More »

CREATE Science Seminar Speaker: Dr. Marcy Towns

Title: Blending chemical and mathematical knowledge as solve problems in chemical kinetics Abstract: Answering recent calls for discipline-based education research and interdisciplinary work, this study seeks to investigate how students integrate chemistry and mathematics during problem-solving in chemical kinetics, a context that has little attention in the literature. This work investigates the following research question:… Read More »

CREATE Science Seminar Speaker: Dr. Brian Reiser

The 2017-2018 CREATE Science Seminar Series continue with a presentation by Dr. Brian Reiser, Professor of Learning Sciences, Northwestern University, on November 15, 2017. The presentation is titled “Developing and Teaching with Storylines that are Coherent from the Students’ Perspective”. Abstract: I will explore the characteristics of coherent storylines for the Next Generation Science Standards,… Read More »

CREATE Science Seminar Series

Title: “Hybrid Spaces and Third Places for Scientizing with Mobile, Wearable, & Community Technologies” Speaker: Tamara (Tammy) Clegg, assistant professor from the University of Maryland Abstract: Emerging technologies have the potential to enable new forms of hybrid spaces for promoting scientizing experiences, where science practice can become deeply intertwined with learners’ everyday lives, cultures and… Read More »

CREATE Science Seminar: Cindy Hmelo-Silver

This presentation will share results from a technology-rich classroom intervention that used a conceptual representation to support reasoning about ecosystems. The Components-Mechanisms-Phenomena (CMP) conceptual representation was designed to enable students to construct coherent mental models. As part of this approach, CMP was made visible through hypermedia, simulations and a CMP modeling tool. Engaging students in… Read More »