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Emily van Zee

Courtesy Professor
Department of Physics

Emily van Zee

Courtesy Professor
Department of Physics

Background

Biography

Before coming to OSU, I was an associate professor of science education at the University of Maryland, College Park. I also have taught middle school science, contributed to development of science curricula, and studied ways of speaking in science classrooms. My courtesy appointment is until June 2022.

Education

Ph.D., University of Washington, 1989, Psychology

M.S., University of Washington, 1982, Physics

B.A., Harvard University, 1964, Physics

Research

Student and teacher questioning during conversations about science, Science conversations in which students express their own ideas and engage one another in discussing what they think, Factors that foster science learning, Ways to foster teacher inquiries into science learning and teaching, Development of web-based cases that can communicate one’s own teaching practices to interested colleagues