Strand 5a Research Agenda and Action Plan 1:30-1:40 PM Overview of Strand 5 Activities: Bryant Conference Center * Room RAST B The afternoon will focus on developing a research agenda in a collaborative group. The outcome will be the identification of groups of higher education faculty whose intent is to develop and seek funding regarding research on reform of undergraduate entry-level science courses. · Dennis W. Sunal, The University of Alabama · Cheryl L. Mason, San Diego State University 1:40-2:40 Working Groups Meet – Develop Elements of a Research Agenda: Bryant Conference Center * Rooms RAST B, Wilson, Lackey, RAST A NOTE: Each Working Group will have a Facilitator who has expressed interest in the area with which the group is working
Assessment Working Group II: Assessment Group Research Plan: If a student recognizes that there is more than one way to solve, represent, describe, and/or explain a phenomenon, then the student has demonstrated an ability to conduct scientific assessment. The action research project will identify instructional methods that improve students' ability to conduct scientific assessment.
4:30-5:00 PM Wrap Up Discussion and Closing Comments: Bryant Conference Center * Room RAST B Moderators: Dennis W. Sunal, Cynthia Szymanski Sunal, The University of Alabama and Cheryl L. Mason, San Diego State University