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Basey, John M Senior Instructor

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  • My research concerns pedagogy in science labs. I am examining the impacts of individual variations in student working memory on student performance and learning in different formats of inquiry-oriented science labs. More specifically, inquiry-oriented science labs that are front-loaded, place a heavy cognitive burden on the students at the beginning of lab, in that they need to induce a hypothesis or design an investigation. In contrast, inquiry-oriented science labs that are back-loaded, such as expository or verification lab styles, reduce cognitive load at the beginning of lab through guidance. As a result, individual variations in working memory capacity or explanatory style may impact student learning. Utilizing this framework, I predict students with large working memory capacities and positive explanatory styles will excel in front-loaded situations, whereas students with smaller working memory capacity and negative explanatory style will excel in a back-loaded situation.

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  • science teaching, lab design, science lab pedagogy,

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Teaching

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  • EBIO 1050 Biology: A Human Approach Laboratory (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 1240 General Biology Laboratory 2 (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 2840 Independent Study: Lower Division (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 3010 Teaching Biology (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 3410 Microbiology Lab (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 4840 Independent Study: Upper Division (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 4870 Independent Research: Upper Division (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 6840 Independent Research (Master's Level) (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 1050 Biology: A Human Approach Laboratory (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 1230 General Biology Laboratory 1 (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 2840 Independent Study: Lower Division (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 3010 Teaching Biology (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 3930 Internship (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 4840 Independent Study: Upper Division (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 4870 Independent Research: Upper Division (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 6840 Independent Research (Master's Level) (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 6940 Master's Degree Candidate - Plan II (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 6950 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 7840 Independent Study (Doctoral Level) (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 1230 General Biology Laboratory 1 (Summer 2018)
  • EBIO 3010 Teaching Biology (Summer 2018)
  • EBIO 1050 Biology: A Human Approach Laboratory (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 1240 General Biology Laboratory 2 (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 2840 Independent Study: Lower Division (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 3010 Teaching Biology (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 3410 Microbiology Lab (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 4840 Independent Study: Upper Division (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 4870 Independent Research: Upper Division (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 6840 Independent Research (Master's Level) (Spring 2018)

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