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Dr. Jeong-Yoon Jang, Post-doctoral candidate, June 3 at 11 am in DPC 107, UMaine

May 30th, 2013

The Maine Physical Sciences Partnership

Dr. Jeong-Yoon Jang
University of Iowa
Post-Doctoral candidate

“Using Language as a Learning Tool to Promote Scientific Argument to Construct Science Knowledge”

Abstract: My research has been focused on how we can use language as a learning tool to improve students’ understanding of science and help them to learn about and use scientific argument to construct science knowledge. In this presentation, I will share my longitudinal project that is based on the question of how to promote students’ performance in standardized test, critical thinking skills, and conceptual understanding of science through language embedded in an argument-based inquiry approach. Focusing on both the broad level (quantitatively) and the fine grain level (qualitatively), this on-going longitudinal project have been tracking standardized science tests with respect to science, the development of students’ critical thinking skills, writing samples and students’ interview.

Short Bio:
Ph.D. (2007-2011), Dept. of Teaching & Learning, The University of Iowa
DISSERTATION: The Effect of Using a Structured Reading Framework on Middle School Students’ Conceptual Understanding within the Science Writing Heuristic Approach
Advisor: Dr. Brian Hand

Monday, June 3, 2013
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Donald P. Corbett Building, Rm. 107

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