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Student Thinking in the Professional Development of College Biology Instructors: An Analysis through the Lens of Sociocultural Theory.

Sophia Jeong, Jakayla Clyburn, Nikhil S Bhatia, Jill McCourt, Paula P Lemons,

An important facet of inclusive, student-centered science teaching is for college instructors to reveal and respond to student thinking. Professional development (PD) provides formal settings for instructors to develop skills attending and responding to student ideas in their teaching. Using the lens of sociocultural theory, the purpose of this study ... Read more >>

CBE Life Sci Educ (CBE life sciences education)
[2022, 21(2):ar30]

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Through the Eyes of Faculty: Using Personas as a Tool for Learner-Centered Professional Development.

Patricia Zagallo, Jill McCourt, Robert Idsardi, Michelle K Smith, Mark Urban-Lurain, Tessa C Andrews, Kevin Haudek, Jennifer K Knight, John Merrill, Ross Nehm, Luanna B Prevost, Paula P Lemons,

College science instructors need continuous professional development (PD) to meet the call to evidence-based practice. New PD efforts need to focus on the nuanced blend of factors that influence instructors' teaching practices. We used persona methodology to describe the diversity among instructors who were participating in a long-term PD initiative. ... Read more >>

CBE Life Sci Educ (CBE life sciences education)
[2019, 18(4):ar62]

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