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CREATE Science Seminar: Mei-Hung Chiu

September 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Title: “Theory and Practice of models and modeling in science education”

Abstract: Research on understanding of nature of models and modeling processes in science education have received a lot of attention in science education over the past two decades. Various perspectives and issues were raised by researchers and educators in this field. In my presentation, I will discuss theories/frameworks of nature of models and modeling first and then provide with some empirical evidence to show how model-based and modeling-based instruction and assessment can be implemented in school teaching.

Speaker Bio: Mei-Hung Chiu is a Professor of Science Education at the Graduate Institute of Science Education (GISE) of the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU). She has a BS in chemistry (National Taiwan Normal University), Ed.M. and Ed.D. from Harvard University. She has published articles about chemistry curriculum, students’ conceptual understanding and changes as well as mental models in science learning in international well-known journals, such as Journal of Research in Science Teaching (JRST, SSCI journal), Science Education (SSCI), International Journal of Science Education (IJSE, SSCI journal), International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education (IJSME, SSCI), Chemical Education Theory and Practice (CERP, SSCI), Journal of Chemical Education (JCE, SCI/SSCI), British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET, SSCI), and co-edited books (such as Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Madame Marie Sklodowska Curie’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry). Her research interests are conceptual change, science learning, mental models, facial microexpression change, mobile technology, and alternative assessment in science teaching and learning.


September 11, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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