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My work focuses on developing and using curriculum materials that support inquiry learning in science. There exists a need to develop curriculum materials that allow teachers and students to engage in the teaching and learning of science as described in the national reform documents. Much of my work to date has addressed this need by working on developing materials that allow students to engage in extended inquiry investigations. I am interested in understanding the inquiry practices of the students as they engage in extended investigations and what learning occurs. My research examines the supports that are needed by both the teachers and students as they engage in inquiry practices.

My current work is done in a collaborative manner with teachers, scientists, and graduate students and includes examining both professional development and classroom environments.


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