SEPAL Research Publications

The Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory (SEPAL), is interested in how people learn science, especially biology, and how teachers and scientists can collaborate to make science teaching and learning in schools and universities more like scientists practice science in their laboratories. Just like other science research groups, we ask questions about what we're interested in, design ways to collect evidence to address our questions, and analyze and share the data that we collect with other researchers in our field.

Books • Allen, D.E. and Tanner, K.D, Approaches to Biology Teaching and Learning Collection, book manuscript under development with Roberts & Co. Publishers, and the American Society for Cell Biology, in preparation.

• Chatman, L. Nielsen, K., Strauss, E., and Tanner, K.D. Girls in Science: A Framework for Action, National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Press, January 2005-present. Published May 2008.  
Publications

• Bush, S.D., Pelaez, N.J., Rudd, J.A., Stevens, M.T., Tanner, K.D., Williams, K.S., Science Faculty with Education Specialties: A Cross-Disciplinary Research Study within the California State University System. Science, Vol. 322(5909): 1795 - 1796, December 19 2008. pdf

• Schinske, J.*, Clayman, K. +, Busch, A.K.^, and Tanner, K.D. Using the Anatomy of a Scientific journal Article to Support Inquiry-based Science Teaching and Learning, The Science Teacher, Fall 2008. pdf

• Busch, A.K.^, and Tanner, K.D. Utilizing K-12 Science Education Partnerships to Develop Better Scientists: Integrating Experiences into Graduate Science Teaching, National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Meeting, conference presentation, Baltimore, MD; April 2008. pdf

• Knight, J.D. ^, Fulop, R.M.* +, Marquez-Magana, L., Tanner, K.D., Investigative Cases and Student Outcomes in an Upper Division Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory Course at a Minority Serving Institution. CBE: A Journal of Life Sciences Education,Vol. 7(4):382-393, 2008. pdf

• Chamany, K., Allen, D., Tanner, K.D., Making Biology Learning Relevant to Students: Integrating People, History, and Context into College Biology Teaching. CBE: A Journal of Life Sciences Education, Vol. 7(3): 267-278, 2008. pdf

• Tanner, K.D. and Allen, D., Cultural Competence in the College Biology Classroom. CBE: A Journal of Life Sciences Education, Vol. 6(4): 251-258, 2007. pdf

• Bush, S.D., Pelaez, N. J., Rudd, J.A., Stevens, M.T., Williams, K.S., Allen, D.E., and Tanner, K.D., On Hiring Science Faculty with Education Specialties (SFES) for Your Science (Not Education) Department. CBE: A Journal of Life Sciences Education, Vol. 5(4): 297-305, Winter, 2006. pdf

• Allen, D., and Tanner, K.D., Rubrics: Tools for Making Learning Goals and Evaluation Criteria Explicit for Both Teachers and Learners. CBE: A Journal of Life Sciences Education, Vol. 5(3), 197-203, 2006. pdf

• Tanner, K.D. Guest Editor-in-Chief, CBE Special Issue: Issues in Neuroscience Education, Vol 5(2): 85, 2006. pdf

• Tanner, K.D. and Allen, D., On Integrating Pedagogical Training into the Graduate Experiences of Future Science Faculty. CBE: A Journal of Life Sciences Education, Vol. 5(1), 1-6, 2006. pdf

•Boxerman, J.Z., Kudritzki, P. +, and Tanner, K.D., Probing 6th Grade Students’ Understanding of Geoscience: An Action Research Project by a Geoscientist-Teacher Partnership, National Association for Research in Science Teaching Conference Paper, San Francisco, CA, conference paper distributed and presented April 2006.

•Busch, A.K., and Tanner, K.D., Developing Scientist Educators: Analysis of Integrating K-12 Pedagogy and Partnership Experiences into Graduate Science Training, National Association for Research in Science Teaching Conference Paper, San Francisco, CA, conference paper distributed and presented April 2006. pdf

•Allen, D., and Tanner, K.D., Infusing Active Learning into the Large Enrollment Biology Class: Seven Strategies, from the Simple to Complex. Cell Biology Education, 4(4): 262-268, 2005. pdf

•Tanner, K.D. and Allen, D.E., Understanding the Wrong Answer: Teaching Towards Conceptual Change, Cell Biology Education, 4(2):112-117, 2005. pdf

•Allen, D., and Tanner, K.D., From a Scholarly Approach to Teaching to the Scholarship of Teaching. Cell Biology Education, 4(1), 1-6, 2005. pdf

• Dolan, E., and Tanner, K.D., Points of View: Moving from Outreach to Partnership: Striving for Articulation and Reform across the K–20+ Science Education Continuum. Cell Biology Education, 4(1), 28-37, 2005. pdf

• Tanner, K.D., and Allen, D., Learning Styles and the Problem of Instructional Selection—Engaging All Students in Science Courses. Cell Biology Education, 3(4), 197-201, 2004. pdf

• Tanner, K.D., and Allen, D., From Assays to Assessments: On Collecting Evidence in Science Teaching. Cell Biology Education, 3(2), 69–74, 2004. pdf

• Allen, D.E. and Tanner, K.D, Lesson Study: Building Communities of Learning Among Educators, Cell Biology Education, 3:1-7, 2004.


• Tanner, K.D., Evaluation of Scientist-Teacher Partnerships: Benefits to Scientist Participants, National Association for Research in Science Teaching Conference Paper, New Orleans, LA, April 2000. pdf

 

Key:
* SEPAL Graduate Student
+ SEPAL Teacher
^ SEPAL Lecturer