Southwestern Bell Science Education Center Deborah L. Hanuscin
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I began my career as an elementary teacher, and later worked as an informal science educator at the Odyssey Science Center and Wonderlab Museum of Science, Health, and Technology. This informed my decision to pursue graduate study in science education at Indiana University-Bloomington, where I minored in physics education. In 2004 I completed my PhD in Curriculum & Instruction.

Currently, I hold a joint appointment in the Department of Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum (College of Education) and Department of Physics & Astronomy (College of Arts & Sciences) at Mizzou. My teaching responsibilities in both departments center on teacher education, including content and pedagogy. This work is very closely aligned with my research interests.

My research program focuses primarily on elementary science education, with the goal of understanding how learners' images of science shape- and are shaped by- their experiences learning science. My work spans the teacher professional continuum to explore ways in which teachers' views of the nature of science develop during their teacher preparation (both science content courses and pedagogical coursework) and throughout their careers (continuing professional development). In addition, as a joint appointment, I often collaborate with science colleagues on issues related to outreach and science teaching at the college level. My publications are directed toward several audiences; among these are researchers, scientists, teacher educators, and classroom teachers.

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This page was last updated on Friday, August 3, 2007.
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