Projects > Engaging Science

1. Increasing Student Engagement in Science Learning

The purpose of this research project is to design and implement scaffolds that aim to help middle school science students build evidence-based arguments. A conceptual framework paper describing guidelines for designing computer-based scaffolds to increase student science motivation and engagment is published in Educational Psychologist.
Collaborator: Dr. Brian Belland

2. Interest and Engagement in Learning Geography

The purpose of this research project is to investigate how studentsí motivational factors are related to their successful completion of a general education geography course at a southwestern university. Based on this investigation, we built a set of design guidelines for motivational support that can promote studentsí engagement in learning geography. To read about the work, please see Kim, Park, Huynh, and Schuermann (2015). A paper reporting an empirical study is currently under review in a journal. The study has been featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Collaborators: Dr. Niem Tu Huynh, Dr. Seung Won Park, and Ryan Schuermann


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