Investigating Student Epistemic Stance in Modeling and Explaining Scientific Phenomena across Different Science Disciplines over Time

This presentation is based on data gathered as part of the “Supporting Scientific Practices in Elementary and Middle School Classrooms project,” led by Brian J. Reiser at Northwestern University. We will discuss assessment development and modeling issues in the investigation of student mechanistic reasoning. These issues arose in a longitudinal study of student development of scientific practices conducted with students in grade 6, as they completed units in physics, chemistry, and biology across the course of a school year.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 2:00pm