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Christina Schwarz

 Associate Professor
  Department of Teacher Education
 Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
 349 Erickson
 517-432-4851
Christina Schwarz is an associate professor of teacher education. Her research centers on teaching and learning science. She specifically focuses on inquiry-oriented, modeling- centered constructivist learning environments from preschool through college. Her research involves helping students and teachers develop an understanding of scientific practices such as scientific modeling and helping them learn how to productively engage in those practices. She is also conducting research with beginning teachers around noticing and responding to open up spaces for students' scientific sense-making. Other interests include teacher development, educational technology, science teaching and learning in urban schools, science curriculum development, and social/cultural practices in the classroom.

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