CREATE for STEM Student Success Launch

The Student Success Launch will be kicking off CREATE for STEM’s student success efforts this year with over 250 colleagues who attend this event annually. Mark Largent, Designee for Interim Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Genyne Royal, Assistant Dean for Student Success Initiatives and Director of the Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative, will introduce the… Read More »

Special Presentation by Dr. Regina Soobard, University of Tartu, Estonia

Title: Research in science education – experiences from University of Tartu Science Education Centre Abstract: Estonia has competence-based curriculum since 2011 and Estonian 15-year old students have high overall scores in the science component of the PISA study. At the same time, they are not interested in science-related careers and relatively few students achieve the… Read More »

CREATE Science Seminar Speaker: Dr. Barbara Hug, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Title: Using ecosystem models to examine students’ developing understanding of vector-borne disease. Abstract: The Next Generation Science Standards emphasize the interconnected nature of scientific practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas. As part of a curriculum development/ professional development project, we have developed a curriculum unit that weaves together these three dimensions of science learning… Read More »

MSU & DEI Joint Research Colloquium

The Office of International Studies in Education is hosting a joint research colloquium between the MSU College of Education and Dayalbagh Educational Institute (DEI) in India. The college recently established a link with DEI, and this event will be a wonderful opportunity to begin to learn more substantively about research interests of DEI colleagues, hear… Read More »

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 »