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Biology Seminar - Dr. Emily Schoerning

PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:17 pm
by cdouglas

A seminar by the Biology Education faculty candidate

"Science, Language, and Power: Access for Today's Students"

by Dr. Emily Schoerning
College of Education, University of Iowa

Friday, February 13, 2015
3:00 – 4:00 PM
Science 2, room 109

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This talk explores Dr. Schoerning's research at the intersection of science and language. The way teachers speak about science has a huge impact on students' ability to acquire, use, and communicate about science content knowledge and engage in the process of science. Language behaviors, from the type of vocabulary used to the tone and tempo of teacher speech, influence student learning. Learn about what kinds of language behaviors help foster student success, increasing access and equity in the science classroom for all students.

Dr. Emily Schoerning focuses on practical, low-cost ways to improve access to science education. She has a B.A. Honors in Biology from Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington IL. After a PhD in microbiology from Arizona State University, Tempe AZ, Dr. Schoerning shifted her career focus to biology education research. She is currently a Lecturer at the University of Iowa.

If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access, please contact Lindasue Garner at the Department of Biology at 8-2001 or e-mail (at least one week prior to event).