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Conference Program
 
Chemistry Education Research & Practice
Strengthening the Pillars of Scholarly Work in Chemistry Education
June 9-14, 2013
Salve Regina University
Newport, RI
Chair:
Maria Oliver-Hoyo

Vice Chair:
Hannah M. Sevian

The main goal of the 2013 GRC on Chemistry Education Research and Practice conference is to draw attention to the different types of scholarship and their roles in advancing the field of chemistry education. Presentations will exemplify a variety of scholarship including the scholarships of integration, application, and outreach in addition to cutting-edge scholarly work in teaching and discovery. A unique characteristic of this conference is the emphasis on how investigators may inform practice and how practitioners may promote research. Speakers will highlight contributions from a variety of academic fields as well as different venues available to transform and augment knowledge in chemistry education.

Gordon Conferences have a specific format with the entire audience participating in all aspects of the conference. The GRC on Chemistry Education Research and Practice includes morning and evening technical sessions, in-depth group discussions following each presentation, free afternoons to promote audience-generated activities, structured poster sessions conducted within a social assembly to promote professional networking, and common mealtimes, residence, and special social events to promote fraternization. An off-the-record policy applies to all presentations giving participants risk-free opportunities to present unpublished work.

This conference is the ideal forum for the small number of participants (<160) to interact intensely, maximizing the opportunities to start robust professional connections. The atmosphere of the conference is very different from any other conference, as the advancement of intellectual inquiry happens in an intimate, relaxed, and respectful fashion. All participants are expected to remain at the conference for its entirety.

We look forward to seeing you in Salve Regina during June 9-14, 2013!


Contributors

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmCharacterizing Learning Pathways via Learning Progressions
Discussion Leader: Gabriela Weaver (Purdue University)
7:40 pm - 8:20 pmMarianne Wiser (Clark University)
"Making Energy Meaningful in Elementary School: A Learning Progression Approach"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pmVicente Talanquer (University of Arizona)
"Exploring Changes in Students' Thinking about Central Ideas in Chemical Design"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
9:30 pm - 11:00 pmWelcome Social
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmInterpreting Representations to Measure Cognitive and Affective Achievements
Discussion Leader: Kristen Murphy (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
9:00 am - 9:40 amStacey Lowery Bretz (Miami University, Ohio)
"Measuring Student Understanding of Multiple Representations"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amGroup Photo / Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amIlka Parchmann (Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education, Germany)
"How Students in Teacher Education Programs Perceive and Use Chemical Representations"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmLen Annetta (George Mason University)
"How Visuospatial Ability Predicts STEM Career Pathways: A Study of High School Students in a Serious Educational Game Project"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmDeveloping Tools for Assessing and Improving Written Explanations of Science
Discussion Leader: Daniel King (Drexel University)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmMark Urban-Lurain (Michigan State University)
"Beyond Multiple Choice: Automated Analysis of Student Writing Reveals Student Thinking"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmChristian Schunn (University of Pittsburgh)
"Learning to Write in College Chemistry Labs: How to Make Peer Review Work"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
9:30 pm - 11:00 pmPoster Session (continued)
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmViews on What is Fundamental in Learning Chemistry
Discussion Leader: Marcy Towns (Purdue University)
9:00 am - 9:40 amIngo Eilks (University of Bremen, Germany)
"Grasping the Question of 'Relevance' in Chemistry Education"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amMichelene Chi (Arizona State University)
"Using the ICAP Hypothesis to Design Instruction and Students Assignments"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmAvi Hofstein (The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
"The Development of High-Order Learning Skills in an Inquiry-type Chemistry Laboratory"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmStructures of Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Theory and in Practice
Discussion Leader: Sally Hunnicutt (Virginia Commonwealth University)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmGabriel Pinto (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
"Real-Life Applications for Encouraging Active Learning and Critical Thinking in Chemistry Students: Strategies for Promoting Engagement of Students"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmMarissa Rollnick (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
"The Measurement of Teachers' Topic-specific Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) and Its Relationship to Content Knowledge"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
9:30 pm - 11:00 pmPoster Session (continued)
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmChemistry in Mind: Philosophy, Archeology and Metacognition
Discussion Leader: David Salter (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
9:00 am - 9:40 amJosé Chamizo (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Méjico, Mexico)
"The Importance of Philosophy of Chemistry in Teaching Chemistry"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amMarcos Martinón-Torres (University College London, United Kingdom)
"The Terracotta Warriors of Xian and Their Role in Chemical Education"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmSantiago Sandi-Ureña (University of South Florida)
"Self-Explanations and College Chemistry Learning"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the next Vice Chair; Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmKeynote Presentation
Discussion Leader: Charles Atwood (University of Utah)
7:30 pm - 8:30 pmDiane Bunce (The Catholic University of America)
"Dealing with Non-significant Research Results"
8:30 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
9:30 pm - 11:00 pmPoster Session (continued)
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmTranslating Chemistry Education Research to Impact Practice
Discussion Leader: Deborah Herrington (Grand Valley State University)
9:00 am - 9:40 amMarilyne Stains (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
"Exploring the Research-Practice Gap in Chemical Education: Characterization of Chemistry Faculty's Awareness and Use of Evidence-based Instructional Practices"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amKim Chwee Daniel Tan (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
"Chemistry Classroom Practices: Do Teachers Bother about Education Research?"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmMaryKay Orgill (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
"Views on Emerging Science and Its Place in the School Curriculum: The Case of Self-Assembly"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmRaising Outreach to Scholarly Activity
Discussion Leader: Hannah Sevian (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmHolly Walter Kerby (Madison Area Technical College)
"A Chemical Outreach Model Creates a Compelling and Effective Teaching and Learning Experience through Theater"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmKent Kirshenbaum (New York University)
"Sensational Chemistry! Blending Culinary Innovation and Chemical Education"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
9:30 pm - 11:00 pmFarewell Social
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

 
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