by Claire Miller
Greg Kelly, associate dean for research, outreach and technology in the College of Education at The Pennsylvania State University, will discuss the uses of history, philosophy and sociology of science in science education with College of Education students, faculty and staff on March 21 as part of the college’s Research Wednesdays Speaker Series.
Kelly’s research explores issues of knowledge and discourse in science education settings. Recent studies have examined student small group discourse, uses of argumentation analysis for assessing evidence, and consideration of epistemic practices in science learning. He also serves as editor for the journal Science Education. Kelly teaches courses on teaching and learning science in secondary schools and uses of history, philosophy and sociology of science in science education.
The Research Wednesdays Speaker Series is designed to fulfill three goals: to provide a platform for explorations of new ways of conducting and disseminating educational research, to discuss new methods of mentoring doctoral students in an effort to enhance their development as researchers, and to fill a professional development need by providing access to cutting edge researchers at the state and national levels.
Research Wednesdays is held Wednesdays at 12 noon in the COE Forum, Room 1030 (30 Pryor St., Atlanta). Speaker presentations are also available for download at iTunes U.
A light lunch will be provided for those who confirm their attendance to Erin Whitney in the COE’s Educational Research Bureau at (404) 413-8090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Kelly and the Research Wednesdays Speaker Series, visit http://education.gsu.edu/main/coe_events.htm.