Communications

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Recent Publications and Presentations

(with Chang, C. Y. & Yeh, T. K.) The positive and negative effects of science concept tests on student conceptual understanding”, the International Journal of Science Education (Accepted, 2009).

(with Oliveira, C.) Aliens are us: An innovative course in astrobiology. International Journal of Astrobiology, Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Invited Paper: “The White House Education Agenda: Implications for Science Education

in the United States”, National Taiwan Normal University-Guang Guan Branch, Taipei, Taiwan, May 26, 2009.

Invited Speaker: “How Children Learn Science and Mathematics”, UT QUEST, The University of Texas at Austin, Joe C. Thompson Center, Austin, Texas, April 28, 2009.(with Jbeily, K. & Fletcher, C.) “Impacting Student Achievement Through P-16 Collaboration, Texas Regional Collaboratives”, Science education Institute for Administrators and Policymakers, Forth Worth, Texas, November 6, 2008.

(with Hobbs, M. & Moreland, A. ) National Science Foundation, Invited conference, interactive poster session, ” Building BLOCKS for Science: What Young Children Should Know and Be Able to do When They Enter Kindergarten”, Discovery Research K-12, Marriott Hotel, Washington, DC., November 13, 2008.

“The Role of Collaboration in Achieving Global Science Literacy”, a paper presented at the 7th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, January 4, 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Professional Development in Science Education: How do we know if it Works? The Twelfth Consultation of the International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education, Universidad Tecnological Equinoccial, Quito, Ecuador, May 15, 2008.

(with Fortney, B.S.). “Evidence for Conceptual Change in Pre-service Teacher Belief Structures”. A paper presented at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY, March 25, 2008.

(with Fortney). “Conceptual Change in Pre-Service Teacher Belief Structures through Japanese Lesson Study”. A paper presented at the 2008 Annual International Conference, National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Baltimore, MD, March 30, 2008.

Invited paper (plenary session: “Using Best Practice to Enhance Science Literacy among Students”. A paper presented at the 2008 Western Alaskan Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum: Weathering Change, Monitoring Uncertainty, University of Alaska Fairbanks ~Bristol Bay Campus, Dillingham, Alaska, April 4, 2008.

Invited paper, “The Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching”. A paper presented at the conference, North America and the Dilemma of Integration: Perspectives on the future of the region, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico, February 26, 2008.

Invited Keynote Address: “The Center for Science and Mathematics Education: A System’s Perspective”. A paper presented at the King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 8, 2008.

“Implementing Systemic Change in Science and Mathematics Education”, A paper presented at the King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 9, 2008.

“An Innovative Professional Development Program for Teachers of Science”, an invited keynote address presented at the International Council of Associations for Science Education (ICASE), Pattaya, Thailand, November 6, 2007.

“A Research-based Professional Development Model in Science Education”, a paper presented at the Fourteenth International Conference on Learning, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, June 29, 2007.

(with Sherron, T., & Fletcher, C.) “The Effects of Professional Development on Science Teaching Practice”, a paper presented at the international conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, New Orleans, LA, April 17, 2007.

(with Cormas, P., Fleming, K., & Mezei, J.) “The Effective Research-Based Characteristics of Professional Development of the National Science Foundation’s 1999 GK-12 Progam”, a paper presented at the international conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, New Orleans, LA, April 17, 2007.

(with Zinger) “Meeting the Needs of Teachers of Mathematics in Rural Alaska: Challenges and Issues”, a paper presented at the annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Atlanta, Georgia, March 22, 2007.

“Collaboration: A Necessary Requirement for Systemic Reform in Science Education”, an invited paper presented at the Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, January 24, 2007.

(Keynote) “A Research-based Professional Development Model in Science Education”, a paper presented at the Korean Association of Science Education Korea National University of Education, Cheongju, South Korea

January 25, 2007″Moving toward an Effective Professional Development Model”, a paper presented at the International Conference of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Clearwater Beach, Florida, January 6, 2007.

(with Cormas) “The Effective Characteristics of Professional Development: a Mixed Methods Study”, a paper presented at the International Conference of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Clearwater Beach, Florida, January 5, 2007.

(with Hobbs) “Instrument Development for Exploring the Professional Growth Continuum”, a paper presented at the International Conference of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Clearwater Beach, Florida, January 4, 2007.

Chang C.Y. & Hsiao, C.H. (2006). Preferred and actual learning environment “spaces” and earth science outcomes in Taiwan. Science Education, 90: 420-433. Published Online: 17 Feb 2006.

Chang C.Y., Lin M. C. & Chen Y. C. (2006). Assessing tenth-grade students’ problem solving ability online in the area of Earth Sciences. Computers in Human Behavior, Accepted, publication Fall, 2006. Available on line at www.sciencedirect.com

Milliken, K.L., Barufaldi, J.P., McBride, E.F., and Chon, S.J. (2003). Design and assessment of an interactive digital tutorial for undergraduate-level sandstone petrology, Journal of Geoscience Education, v.51, n.4, p.381-386.

Barufaldi, J.P., and Reinhartz, J. (2001). The dynamics of collaboration in a state-wide professional development program for science teachers,” models of science teacher preparation- Theory into Practice, Kluwer Academic Publishers, p89-104.

Chang, C.Y., and Barufaldi, J.P. (1999). The use of a problem-solving-based instructional model in initiating change in students’ achievement and alternative frameworks,” International Journal of Science Education, v21, No 4, p373-388.

Mao, S.L., Chang, C.Y., and Barufaldi, J.P. (1998). Inquiry teaching and Its effects on secondary-school students’ learning of earth science concepts,” Journal of Geoscience Education, NAGT, v 46, No 4, p363-367.

(with Fortney) “Feedback Loops: Formative and Summative Assessments of Pre-Service Teachers in a Lesson Study Cycle”, International Conference of the Association of Science Teacher Education, Portland, Oregon, January 12, 2006.

(with Cormas) “Exploring the Development of GK-12 Fellows”, International Conference of the Association of Science Teacher Education, Portland, Oregon, January 14, 2006.

“Best Practice in Professional Development for Science Teachers”, The Eleventh Consultation of the International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education, Nassau, Bahamas, Mach 10, 2006.

Invited Keynote: “Developing a Science Teacher Professional Development Research Agenda”, International Conference on Broadening Research at the International Network (BRAIN), sponsored by the Department of Science Education, National Science Council, Taipei, Taiwan, May 26, 2006.