Archive | January, 2023

Graduate school class at Bridgewater Science Inquiry Epistemic Frameworks

16 Jan

I am teaching an online, 3-credit grad class on Science Inquiry Epistemic Frameworks. The class is primarily on use of ISLE (Investigative Science Learning Environment) that Eugenia Etkina talked about during our meeting as well as the biology behind how the brain learns. I’ve attached the syllabus.

I have a few extra seats available in the class and I was hoping to get the word out to our local physics teacher community who might be looking for 3 graduate level credits.

PHSC 502

Science Inquiry Epistemic Frameworks

Th 5:00-8:00pm
Location: Zoom

Instructor: Allison Daubert, M.Ed.
adaubert at
Office: DMF 205
Office Hours: Before class or by appointment

Course Materials

The Art of Changing the Brain, Enriching the Practice of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning,
James E. Zull

Course Goals

In this course, you will learn:

  1. The biology of how the brain learns and how this affects curriculum design and implementation
    in the classroom.
  2. Epistemic frameworks for science inquiry that are based in science education research and
    research about how the brain learns.
  3. How to create and redesign classroom lessons to maximize real, transformative learning using
    research tested epistemic inquiry frameworks and knowledge of how student learning occurs.