"Science Edu-Communication: A New Adventure" presented by Dr. Chun-Yen Chang

Date

April 26, 2017

Time

11:30am - 12:30pm

Location

SZB 344

Description

Dr. Chun-Yen Chang is a science education scholar in Taiwan who earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Science Education from The University of Texas at Austin. Currently, Chang serves as National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) Chair Professor, director of Science Education Center (NTNU), as well as a Professor of the Graduate Institute of Science Education and the Department of Earth Sciences. From August 2013 to February 2014, Chang has been to Paris 8 University (France) for 6-month research, funded by National Science Council (NSC) Short-term Abroad Research Program. This research attempts to explore the usability and feasibility of how innovative e—technologies can be implemented in science classrooms. In the past two years, Dr. Chang has also been a Visiting Professor at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Paris 8 University, and the Taipei Medical University.

Chang's expertise includes science education, digital learning, interdisciplinary science learning, and science communication. There are six major research fields: instructional models and learning outcomes, problem-solving abilities and automated grading system, science learning environment, curriculum standards and the goal of science education, mechanism behind science learning, teacher education and technology-embedded teaching.