A new paper that blends science and art (STEM to STEAM) and evaluates a new technique for analyzing drawings has been published in International Journal of Science Education by GRL Director Libarkin and colleagues: Factor Analysis of Drawings: Application to College Student Models of the Greenhouse Effect, co-authored by Libarkin, Thomas, and Ording Abstract: ExploratoryContinue reading “Announcing a new paper in International Journal of Science Education”
The GRL is pleased to announce that a new publication “Visual Representations on High School Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics Assessments” is in press and available through Springer’s online pre-publication system: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10956-015-9566-4. Congratulations to the paper’s first author, former graduate student and now Assistant Professor Nicole LaDue.
A couple of years ago the question of where discipline-based education research (DBER) should be published came up in conversation, and I did an informal survey of DBER faculty at my institution to determine where they publish and what they read. In essence, which journals are part of their scholarly conversations? I compiled the listContinue reading “Where Should A DBER Scholar Publish?”
We have updated the list of publications that have come out of the Geocognition Research Lab since 2006, as well as publications that pre-date the formation of the lab. Check them out at: GRL Publications.
THE GEOCOGNITION RESEARCH LAB IS PROUD TO SHARE THREE NEW PUBLICATIONS: 1. How much do insects bug you? Graduate student AMANDA LORENZ has published a new paper related to people’s perceptions of insect disgust: Lorenz, A.R., Libarkin, J.C., Ording, G., 2014, Disgust in Response to Some Arthropods Aligns with Disgust Provoked by Pathogens: Global EcologyContinue reading “NEW Geocognition Research Lab Publications!”
A new paper, led by GRL Director Julie Libarkin, documents conceptions of invisible light held by middle and high school students as well as teachers. This paper identifies common issues students have with infrared and ultraviolet radiation, including ideas that persist into adulthood. READ AT THE PUBLISHER’S WEBSITE: Invisible Misconceptions: Student Understanding of Ultraviolet andContinue reading “INVISIBLE LIGHT CONCEPTIONS: New paper published in Astronomy Education Review (2011)”
GRL scholars have produced two reports related to college students’ conceptions of genetics. The first, led by Sarah Jardeleza, investigates student ideas about the location of genes and DNA in the human body. The second, led by Terri McElhinny, reviews the state of genetics curriculum and assessment in the U.S. and makes suggestions for aContinue reading “GENETICS CONCEPTIONS RESEARCH (2011)”
A new paper, led by former GRL postdoc Scott Clark (now of University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire), documents conceptions of plate tectonics held by undergraduates. This paper identifies common issues students have with terminology, plate motion, and subsurface melting. The potential for common images to cause misunderstandings is also discussed. READ AT THE PUBLISHER’SContinue reading “PLATE TECTONICS CONCEPTIONS: New paper published in Journal of Geoscience Education (2011)”
A new paper, led by GRL graduate student Sheldon Turner, documents the value of Tablet PCs for capturing cognition. This paper documents the unique data sets that Tablet PCs, coupled with video capture technologies, now allow us to collect. READ AT THE PUBLISHER’S WEBSITE: Novel applications of Tablet PCs to investigate expert cognition in theContinue reading “CAPTURING COGNITION: New paper published in Computers & Geosciences (2011)”