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Abraham Lo

Abraham Lo

MPES 2 Cohort 4



Biography

Abraham Lo earned his PhD in the Learning Sciences Department at Northwestern University and his BA and MSEd in Science Education from the University of Pennsylvania.  He has extensive curriculum design and professional development experience with both pre and in-service science teachers.  His research interests focus on designing curricular, instructional, and professional development supports for students’ meaningful use of scientific practices. His dissertation work examined the meaning that students and teachers apply to their use of scientific modeling to generate explanations of phenomena and the use of classroom video and cogenerative dialogues to help teachers learn to notice and account for aspects of classroom practice that are important for supporting students’ meaningful use of scientific practices.


Curriculum Vitae

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Awards/Honors

  • 2015 - AERA Division C Graduate Student Seminar Participant
  • 2014 - AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research
  • 2014 - International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) Doctoral Consortium
  • 2011 - Institute of Education Sciences Pre-Doctoral Fellow
  • 2002 - Dean's Urban Teacher Education Scholar, University of Pennsylvania

Research/Scholarship

Education

Year Degree Institution
2017 PhD, Learning Sciences Northwestern University
2003 MSEd, Secondary Science Education University of Pennsylvania
2002 BA, Biology University of Pennsylvania

Dissertation

Year Title  
2017 Epistemic aims, considerations, and agency: Lenses for helping teachers analyze and support students’ meaningful engagement in scientific practices

Master's Project

Year Title  
2003 Creating a Meaningful Learning Environment by Incorporating Students' Sociocultural Capital

Selected Publications

Berland, L. K., Schwarz, C. V., Krist, C., Kenyon, L. O., Lo, A. S., & Reiser, B. J. (September, 2016). Epistemologies in practice: Making scientific practices meaningful for students. Journal of Research in Science Teaching: 1082-1112.

Selected Presentations

Griesemer, C. D., & Lo, A. S. (April, 2016). Successes and challenges in promoting student sense making in modeling classrooms. Paper presented at the NARST 2016 Annual International Conference. Baltimore, MD.

Lo, A.S. (April, 2016). Epistemic aims, considerations, and agency: Lenses for helping teachers analyze and enhance students’ meaningful engagement in scientific practices. Paper presented at the NARST 2016 Annual International Conference. Baltimore, MD.

Lo, A. S. (April, 2015). Learning to Notice: Supporting students as epistemic agents and meaningful participants in scientific modeling. Poster presented at invited session Promising Scholarship in Education: Dissertation Fellows and Their Research at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Chicago, IL.

Lo, A. S. (April, 2015). Supporting students as epistemic agents and the meaningfulness of their engagement in modeling. Paper presented at the NARST 2015 Annual International Conference. Chicago, IL.

Lo, A. S., Krist, C., Reiser, B. J., & Novak, M. (March, 2014). Examining shifts in teachers' understanding of NGSS and their impact on planned instruction.  Paper presented at the NARST 2014 Annual International Conference. PIttsburgh, PA.

Lo, A. S. (April, 2013). Examining student attention to epistemologies in practice while evaluating scientific models. Paper presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA.

Reiser, B. J., Lo, A. S., Draney, K., Sussman, J., & Toyama, Y. (April, 2013). Using assessments to capture students' understanding of epistemologies in practice across content area and time. Paper presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA.

Lo, A. S. (April, 2013). Understanding classroom differences in student participation in persuasive discourse while engaged in scientific modeling. Paper presented at the NARST 2013 Annual International Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Reiser, B. J. and Lo, A. S. (April, 2012). A framework for supporting and assessing scientific practices. Paper presented at the NARST 2012 Annual International Conference. Indianapolis, IN.

Baker, R., Blatt, E. N., Hurwitz, J., Lo, A. S. (March, 2003). How school environment influences students' learning: A look at two magnet schools in the Philadelphia School System.  Paper presented at the 24th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum. Philadelphia, PA.

Research Interests

Science education, scientific practices, teacher education and professional development, teacher quality and evaluation

Lab Affiliations

Supporting Scientific Practices in Elementary and Middle School Classrooms

Last Updated: 2017-11-05 13:49:45