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Biology Scholars Program
ASM Education Department
1752 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
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I am interested in getting students to explore their epistemic beliefs. I try to encourage them to examine what they understand about scientific content they learn in class and how the scientific knowledge that we accept is derived through experimentation. I study this by getting students to examine primary literature and write essays based on questions I pose. Eventually, the idea is to look at transfer of students’ changes in their epistemic beliefs in scientific knowledge to broader aspects of their lives outside the classroom. This is still at the very preliminary stages as I am only just learning to do research in education.
How students improve or increase their knowledge OR decrease their misconceptions based on a learning experience (content, conceptual understanding), How students improve or increase their skills OR decrease unwanted behaviors based on a learning experience (performance, behaviors, actions)