This session will feature presentations by graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in advance of the NARST (National Association for Research in Science Teaching) 2015 Annual Conference. The session will be preceded by a talk given by Dr. Orit Ben-Zvi Assaraf, 12:00-1:00pm in Room 252 Erickson.
Grad students and post-docs who have abstracts accepted for presentation at the upcoming NARST conference will present (15 minutes for presentation; 15 minutes for feedback discussion with faculty and peers).
This talk will discuss on-going data analysis of recordings including constructing analytical categories to code the videos and producing descriptive portraits of each modeling group’s class modeling activity.
In this Work in Progress talk I will briefly outline the literature from K-12 work on persistence and retention that we are building upon, share some pilot data that forms the basis for our work on retention at the undergraduate level, and outline our plan for future work.
"Investigating the connections college students make between chemistry and biology." In this study, we conducted 22 semi-structured student interviews to develop an understanding of how students in introductory college chemistry (CEM 141/142) and biology (BS 161) courses connect their knowledge of the two disciplines. Here we will discuss the big ideas that students identified for each discipline and the connections they made between them.
Frances Harper, PRiME, Preparing Lessons and Naming Strategies toward Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice
During this presentation, I will discuss findings from my analysis of a summer professional development in which six early career mathematics teachers collaboratively planned and enacted a weeklong mathematics project with urban youth.
Using youth collaborative designed-based research, we have been developing and refining the InvestigAction framework and tools for student learning & STEM identity development, in the context of energy systems engineering and the engineering practices of: a) Defining a problem and b) Designing a solution. During this brown-bag seminar we will share an overview of this framework, and initial data pertaining to middle school youths’ engagement with engineering practices in the community and their related emerging identity work.