Jennifer (Jen) Richards , Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
2120 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-0001
Phone: (847) 467-4994
BiographyMy work focuses on teacher learning and reasoning, and the cultivation and dynamics of increasingly equitable knowledge-building in multiple settings:
- K-12 science classrooms, by foregrounding responsiveness to students' experiences and sense-making in instructional practice and in the design of curricula
- Professional learning opportunities, by cultivating job-embedded models of professional learning that invite teachers and other participants to inquire into the work of teaching together
- Research-practice partnerships, by drawing on insights from design-based research and improvement science to work on opportunities and problems of practice across perspectives
Curriculum VitaeView Jennifer Richards 's CV.
- 2018 - Finalist, University of Washington Postdoc Mentoring Award
|2013||PhD, Science Education||University of Maryland|
|2008||MEd, Secondary Science Education||University of Maryland|
|2006||BA, Biology, Political Science||University of Delaware|
Selected PublicationsFowler, K., Windschitl, M. & Richards, J. (Working Paper/In Press/Under Review). Exit tickets: Understanding students, adapting instruction, and addressing equity. The Science Teacher.
Richards, J., & Thompson, J. (2018). "Choose your own adventure": Responsive curricular choices in elementary science. in Kay, J., & Luckin, R., Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count, 13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2018, Volume 2 (pp. 1017-1020). International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Robertson, A. D., & Richards, J. (2017). Teacher sense-making about being responsive to students' science ideas: A case study. European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 5(4): 314-342.
Richards, J. & Robertson, A. D. (2016). A review of the research on responsive teaching in science and mathematics. in Robertson, A. D., Scherr, R., & Hammer, D., Responsive Teaching in Science and Mathematics (pp. 36-55). Routledge.
Selected PresentationsRichards, J., Thompson, J., Shim, S., Lohwasser, K., & Chew, C. (2018). Networked PLCs: Footholds into creating and improving knowledge of ambitious and equitable teaching practices in a RPP. Paper presented at the 2018 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting . New York, NY.
Richards, J. (2016). Exploring job-embedded professional learning through Studio Days. Plenary given at the Foundations and Frontiers of Physics Education Research: Puget Sound Conference. Diablo, WA.
Research InterestsTeacher learning; responsive science education; research-practice partnerships
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