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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: 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 »