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Biological Sciences Seminar Series features Biology Education Researcher Kimberly Tanner on April 18th

Posted by on Monday, April 4, 2016 in Events, News.

tannerDr. Kimberly Tanner, Professor of Biology at San Francisco State University and 2012 national Outstanding University Science Teacher, will give a seminar in the Biological Sciences Department Monday, April 18, 4:10-5:15 in Medical Research Building III, room 1220.

Professor Tanner directs the Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory, which facilitates and investigates the impact of scientist-teacher partnerships as a mechanism of science education reform. Her group also studies conceptual development in biology, focusing particularly on identifying patterns of conceptual confusion among novices. Her seminar will focus on the development of the biology card sorting task as a means to measure conceptual expertise in biology.

Relevant publications

Schinske, J. and Tanner, K.D. Teaching More by Grading Less (or Differently). CBE: Life Sciences Education, 13:159-66, 2014.

Trujillo, G. and Tanner, K.D. Considering the Role of Affect in Learning: Monitoring Students’ Self-Efficacy, Sense of Belonging, and Science Identity. CBE: Life Sciences Education, 13:1-10, 2013.

Seidel, S.B. and Tanner, K.D. What if students revolt? Considering Student Resistance: Origins, Options, and Opportunities for Investigation. CBE: Life Sciences Education, 12:586-595, 2013.

Brownell, S.E. and Tanner, K.D. Barriers to Faculty Pedagogical Change: Lack of Training, Time, Incentives, and…Tensions with Professional Identity? 11:339-46, 2012.

Coley, J.D. and Tanner, K.D. Common Origins of Diverse Misconceptions: Cognitive Principles and the Development of Biology Thinking, 11:209-215, 2012.


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