31 October 2011
Professor Sibel Erduran speaks at Penn State’s College of Education and University of Delaware .
Sibel’s influence on science education and science education research is based on her pioneering efforts in two domains: philosophy of chemistry and chemistry education and argumentation discourse practices for the design of student-centered classrooms.
“Sibel’s influence on science education and science education research is based on her pioneering efforts in two domains: philosophy of chemistry and chemistry education and argumentation discourse practices for the design of student-centered classrooms,” said Richard Duschl, Waterbury Chaired Professor in Secondary Education. “She and her collaborators and students are making important contributions to our understandings about teaching the nature of science and about designing student-centered learning environments. Her work has made significant contributions to ongoing teacher professional development that builds pedagogical practices to give students a voice and, thus, an avenue to assess reasoning about using evidence to build and refine models, explanations and claims. We are, indeed, fortunate to have Professor Erduran visit us here at Penn State.”
Professor Erduran also made an invited presentation co-funded by the Delaware School of Education and the Science, Ethics and Public Policy Program at the University of Delaware on 27 October 2011. The title of her presentation was “Seeing Science: The Role of Visualisation in Scientific Practices and Implications for Science Education.
Erduran serves on the editorial board of Review of Educational Research, among other journals. She is currently the elected International Coordinator for NARST: A Worldwide Organisation for Research in Science Teaching and Learning. She is also the recipient of the NARST best paper award as well as a range of grants, including those from the Economic and Social Research Council, the Training and Development Agency for Schools, the European Union, and the Gatsby Foundation. She has authored nearly 130 publications and made over 110 international/national presentations, including plenary speeches at conferences in Taiwan, South Africa, Korea, Turkey, and Lebanon.
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