Jazlin Ebenezer

Jazlin  Ebenezer
Charles H. Gershensen Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor of Science Education
299 College of Education

Office Hours: Mondays 2:30 to 5.00 p.m. by appointment through the secretary

(313) 577-0918
(313) 577-4091

Education
  • The University of British Columbia, Canada, Doctorate in Science Education, 1991 Dissertation:  Students' conceptions of solubility:  A teacher-researcher collaborative study Dissertation supervised by Dr. Gaalen L. Erickson, Professor of Science Education
  • Western Washington University, U.S.A., Master's in Education (Physical Science), 1981 Master’s Thesis:  Science curriculum-decision making in British Columbia 

Thesis supervised by Dr. Willard Brown, Associate Professor of Physics 

  • Western Washington University, U.S.A., Bachelor of Arts in Education (Physical Science), 1977
  • Madurai University, India, Bachelor of Science, Special (Hons) Chemistry, 1971

Biography

CV (Last update: 2/15/2019): J. Ebenezer

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA--16 years (Fall 2001-)
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada-- 10 years (1991-2000)

Responsibilities

Teaching, Research, and Service

Academic Interests

  • Research dissemination
  • Lectures around the world upon invitation

Area Of Expertise

  • Conceptual change teaching and learning in science
  • Technology-embedded scientific inquiry

Research Interests

  • Conceptual change teaching and learning in science
  • Technology-embedded scientific inquiry

Courses Taught

  • Science Curriculum" Preprimary - 8
  • Science Methods I and II
  • Advanced Study in Teaching Science, Middle and High School
  • Special Topics in Science Education
  • Doctoral Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Research Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Teaching and Research Internship

Community Engagement Activities

  • Translating Innovative Technologies into Classrooms
  • Development of Common Knowledge Construction Model and Technology-Embedded Scientific Inquiry Model for classroom use

Awards

  • 2019-21
    Charles H. Gershensen Distinguished Faculty Fellowship $24,000 for research over two years.
  • 2013-18
    Fulbright Specialist Award—August 30, 2017, The U.S. Department of State approved the RayatShikshan Sanstha's Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil College’s proposal through The Fulbright Specialist Program at World Learning. This college is affiliated with the University of Mumbai, Navi Mumbai. Because of my host’s transfer in June, 2018, the Fulbright project, Sustainable Development of Youth from a STEM perspective was conducted at the Veer Wajekar Arts, Science and Commerce College, Uran affiliated with the University of Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, from July 15 to August 26, 2018.
  • 2003
    Marquis America Who's Who (58th Edition)
  • 2000
    Rh award (research), Research and Development, University of Manitoba, Manitoba
  • 1999
    Research Merit, Faculty Association, University of Manitoba
  • 1994
    Outstanding Students Honoring Outstanding Teachers Award, University of Manitoba

Grants

  • Translating Information Technology into Classrooms
    2004 - 2007
    Teacher-Students’ Research on Lake Erie Ecosystem
  • New Urban Learning, Detroit, MI
    2006 - 2007
    Senior year students understanding of science through inquiry: A scenario based approach
  • NSF, Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)
    2016-2019
    Member of the Advisory Board. Osman Yaşar is the PI, Empire Innovation Professor at the Computational Science (CPS) department at State University of New York (SUNY) College at Brockport.

Presentations

  • Improving learning and teaching science through scaffolded inquiry: A case study
    Liang, L. L., Richardson, G., & Ebenezer, J. 3 2005 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Convention, Dallas, Texas.
  • PI presentation
    Ebenezer, J. 2 2006 Second Annual NSF ITEST Summit - Organized by Learning Resource Center, NSF-ITEST, Washington, D.C.
  • Teacher professional development in IT
    Ebenezer, J., Fader, G.M., Speirs, S. 3 2006 SITE Symposium: Commonalities in Innovative Professional Development and Research Designs: Setting the Stage for Cross-Project Findings from NSF ITEST Activities. Orlando, FL.
  • Student understanding of science and scientific inquiry (SUSSI): Further Validation of an Assessment Instrument.
    Liang, L., Chen, S., Chen, X., Kaya, S. N., Adams, A.D., Macklin, M., Ebenezer, J. 2006 Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), San Francisco.
  • The Common Knowledge Construction Model for science teaching: Influence on students' achievement, conceptual development, and attitudes
    Ebenezer, J., Chacko, S., & Kaya, O. 2006 Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), San Francisco.
  • Invisible Obstacles on the Implementation of Multiple Intelligences Theory in K-8 Classrooms in Turkey.
    Kaya, O. N., & Ebenezer, J. 2006 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco.
  • Teacher Experiences with Information Technologies: Authentic Scientific Inquiry at Lake Erie
    Ebenezer, J. 2006 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco.
  • Teacher Preparedness to Use IT for Ecological Research: Using Cutting-Edge Technology to Further Student and Teacher Science Education-Programs and Evaluations that Respond to a National Need
    Ebenezer, J., & Hoffman, C. 2006 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco.
  • Technologically Enhanced Scientific Inquiry (TESI): A Model for Developing Conceptual Understanding, Panel Discussion
    Ebenezer, J. 2 2007 Third NSF ITEST Summit - Organized by Learning Resource Center, NSF-ITEST, Washington, D.C.
  • Assessment of Students' Conceptual Systems of Force and Motion: A Characterization of Thagard's Conceptual Change Model
    Stoeber, R., & Ebenezer, J. 4 2007 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago.
  • The Study of High School Students' Affective Dispositions in Science: Scientific Inquiry with Information Technologies
    Kaya, O., & Ebenezer, J. 4 2007 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago.
  • Developing Grade 5 Students' Literacy in Science: A Teacher-Researcher Collaboration
    Biernacka, B., & Ebenezer, J. 4 2007 National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST), New Orleans.
  • High School Students' Experiences with Scientific Inquiry: In Long-Term Research Projects with Information Technologies
    Ebenezer, J., & Kaya, O. 4 2007 Meeting of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST), New Orleans.
  • Information Technology Enhanced Scientific Inquiry: A Study of Teacher Knowledge and Practice
    Ebenezer, J. 7 2007 International Conference on Computer Based Learning in Science, Crete, Greece.
  • Characteristics of pre-service teachers' discourse in the study of local streams.
    Liang, L., & Ebenezer, J. 2008 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York City, NY.
  • Students Becoming Information Technology Fluent: Technology-Embedded Environmental Research Studies
    Ebenezer, J., Kaya, O., & Gnanakkan, D. T 3 2008 NARST Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Technology Embedded Scientific Inquiry: Discourse patterns in the study of ecosystems.
    Ebenezer, J., Gnanakkan, D. T., Columbus, R. 3 2008 Symposium presentation at the 2008 Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) Conference-- "The ITEST Experience: Combining Cutting Edge Technology and Pedagogy for Teacher Professional Development, Part 1"
  • Technology Embedded Scientific Inquiry (TESI) Model: Critical Conceptual Considerations
    Ebenezer, J. 3 2008 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York City, NY.
  • Immersion in environmental research studies in in-school settings: Developing and assessing ninth-grade students' perceptions of fluency in technology
    Ebenezer, J. 3 2009 Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) Conference--"Implementing Innovative Technologies to Enhance STEM Education in K-12 Settings: What do youth know about and what can they do with technology?"
  • Classroom Experience with the Common Knowledge Construction Model: A Phenomenographic Study of Teachers and Students' Awareness
    Ebenezer, J., Chacko, S., Koya, K., Immanuel, N., & Ebenezer, D.L. 6 2009 21st Annual Ethnographic & Qualitative Research Conference, Ohio, USA.
  • Argumentation as a Learning Strategy for Promoting Elementary School Students' Achievement in Science
    Kılıc, Z., Kaya, O.N. & Ebenezer,J. 9 2009 Annual Conference of the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA), Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Translating Innovating Technologies into Science Classrooms (TITiC) Project: Our Work with Teachers and Students
    Kaya, O. N., Ebenezer, J. & Ebenezer, D.L. 9 2009 European Science Education Research Association (ESERA) 2009 Conference, Istanbul, Turkey. (Workshop)
  • Engaging High School Students in Innovative Technologies Embedded Environmental Research Projects: Impact on Dispositions to Science Learning
    Kaya, O.N., Ebenezer, J., & Ebenezer, D.L. 9 2009 Annual Conference of the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA), Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Students' Perceptions of Fluency in Technologies: Comparable to Performance in Research Projects and Scientific Inquiry Abilities?
    Ebenezer, J., Gnanakkan, D., Columbus, R., Kaya, O.N., & Ebenezer, D.L. 2009 Annual Conference of the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA), Istanbul, Turkey.
  • A School-Community Collaborative Culture: A Theoretical Proposition for Science Learning, Engaged Citizenship, and Career Development
    Ebenezer, D.L., Ebenezer, J., & Zhang, L. 2009 Annual Conference of the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA), Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Symposium presentation on TITiC organized by EDC
    Ebenezer, J. 2011 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New Orleans.
  • A Thematic Review of Technology Embedded Science Inquiry
    Muammer Çalik, Bayram Coştu, Neslihan Ültay, Ayşe Aytar, Hüseyin Artun, Tuncay Özsevgeç, Jazlin Ebenezer, Zeynel Küçük. (2011) Paper presented at the World Conference of New Trends in Science Education, Kusadasi, Turkey.
  • Analyzing Senior Science Students’ Environmental Research Projects Of Scientific Inquiry: A Preliminary Study

    Muammer Çalik, Tuncay Özsevgeç, Zeynel Küçük, Ayşe Aytar, Hüseyin Artun, Tuğçe Kolayli, Zeynep Kiryak, Neslihan Ültay, Burçin Turan, Jazlin Ebenezer, Bayram Coştu. (2012) Paper presented at the 4th World Conference on Educational Sciences, University of Barcelona, Barcelona – Spain.

  • Teaching Grade Nine Students to Conduct Environmental Research with Innovative Technologies: The Nature of Discourse in Classroom and Community Contexts

    Ebenezer, J. (INTED, 2012) Paper presented at the 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia, Spain.

  • Teacher Practical Arguments

Ebenezer, J. (2012) 2012-2013 Brown Bag Colloquium Series, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

  • Teacher Practical Arguments. Changing Reality through Education

Ebenezer, J. (2013) Paper presentation at The 6th International Conference on Teacher Education, Jerusalem.

  • A Practical Argumentation Perspective for Teacher Education 

Ebenezer, J. (2014) Paper presented at the International Conference on Teacher Education, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Organized by major universities in Turkey.

  • The Effect of Formal-Informal Instruction of Energy Concepts on African-American Students' Science Achievement and Application

Grace, S., & Ebenezer, J. (2015) Poster presented at the NARST 2015 annual meeting in Chicago, IL.

  • Phenomenographic Case for Teaching Argumentation in a First Year English Composition Course At A University: Students’ Perceptions of Africans and African Americans

Olojo, O., & Ebenezer, J. (2015) Lecture presented at the 27th Annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • Developing Common Knowledge of The Concept of Energy and Science Processes: Analysis of Teacher-Students’ Classroom Discourse

Ebenezer, J., & Grace S. (2015) Lecture presented at the 27th Annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • Educators’ Conceptions of Curriculum Discourse: Journal Collection of Recordings and Reflections

Harden, S. others, Ebenezer, J. (2015) Paper presentation at the 5th Triennial International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies Conference at the University of Ottawa.

  • The Effects of Criteria Instruction and Collaborative Reasoning on First-Year University Students' Argument-Counterargument Discourse

Olojo, O., & Ebenezer, J. (2015) Paper presentation at the 5th Triennial International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies Conference at the University of Ottawa.

  • A Case Study Characterizing a Third Space Emergence at The Interplay of Formal-Informal Science

Grace, S., & Ebenezer, J. (2015) Paper presented at the 5th Triennial International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies Conference at the University of Ottawa.

  • Bioengineering Curriculum

Ebenezer, J., & Ricca, B. (2015) Paper presented at the 5th Triennial International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies Conference at the University of Ottawa.

  • Mobile Technologies-Embedded Place-Based Learning for the Educationally Oppressed: A Social Justice Curriculum and Pedagogy in Science Classrooms

Campana, T., & Ebenezer, J. (2015) Paper presented at the 5th Triennial International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies Conference at the University of Ottawa.

  • A Middle School Science Teacher’s Classroom Talk: Discourse Characteristics and Question Types in a Unit on Energy

Ebenezer, J., & Grace, S. (2015) Paper presentation at epiSTEME 6 Conference at the Homi Baba Centre of

  • Educators’ Reflections on William Doll’ Post-Modern Curriculum Theory 

Ebenezer, J. (2016) Paper presented at the EQRC Conference at Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • University Students’ Learning of Arguments and Counter-Arguments to Examine An Ill-structured Issue Regarding Africans and African Americans

Olojo, O., & Ebenezer, J. (2016). 2016 AERA Annual Meeting, Round Table Discussion, "Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies," Washington, DC.

  • Architecture Students’ Conceptions of Learning Technology: Phenomenography As An Assessment Tool, and Structural Awareness As Curriculum Frameworks

Ebenezer, J., Sitthiworachart, J., Rooney, S. (2018) Paper presentation at SITE 2018 - The Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education to be held in Washington, D.C.

Publications

  •  Analyzing senior science student teachers’ environmental research projects of scientific inquiry: A preliminary study. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences.
    Calik, M., Ozsevgec, T., Kucuk, Z., Aytar, A., Artun, H., Kolayali, T., Kiryek, Z., Ultay, N., Turan, B., *Ebenezer, J.,* & Costu, B. 2012 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 46
  • One science teacher’s professional development experience: A case study exploring changes in students’ perceptions of their fluency with innovative technologies.
    Ebenezer, J., Columbus, R., Kaya, O.N., Zhang, L., Ebenezer, D.L. 2012 Journal of Science Education and Technology 21
  • Engaging Students in Environmental Research Projects: Perceptions of Fluency with Innovative Technologies and levels of Scientific Inquiry Abilities.
    *Ebenezer, J.,* Kaya, O.N., & Ebenezer, D.L. 2011 . Journal of Research in Science Teaching 48(1)
  • Goal attainment in science-technology-society (S/T/S) education and reality: The case of British Columbia
    Zoller, U., *Ebenezer, J. V.*, Morely, K., Paras, S., Sandberg, V., West, C., Wolthers, T., & Tan, S. H. 1990 Science Education 74(1)
  • Making chemistry learning more meaningful
    *Ebenezer, J. V.* 1993 Journal of Chemical Education 69
  • The no change in high school students' attitudes toward science in a period of change: A probe into the case of British Columbia
    *Ebenezer, J. V.*, & Zoller, U. 1993 School Science and Mathematics 93(2)
  • Students' perceptions of and attitudes toward science teaching and school science
    *Ebenezer, J. V.*, & Zoller, U. 1993 Journal of Research and Science Teaching 30(2)
  • Preservice teachers' meaning making of science instruction: a case study in Manitoba
    *Ebenezer, J. V.*, & Hay, A. 1995 International Journal of Science Education 17(1)
  • Relational conceptual change in solution chemistry
    *Ebenezer, J. V.*, & Gaskell, P. J. 1995 Science Education 79(1)
  • Chemistry students' conceptions of solubility
    *Ebenezer, J. V.*, & Erickson, G. 1996 Science Education 80(2)
  • Christian preservice teachers' practical arguments in a science curriculum and instruction course
    *Ebenezer, J. V.* 1996 Science Education 80(4)
  • First year chemical engineering students' conceptions of energy in solution process: Phenomenographic categories for common knowledge construction
    *Ebenezer, J. V.*, & Fraser, D. 2001 Science Education 85
  • A hypermedia environment to explore and negotiate students' conceptions: Animation of the solution process of table salt
    *Ebenezer, J. V.* 2001 Journal of Science Education and Technology 10(1)
  • Structural characteristics of university engineering students' conceptions of energy
    Liu, X., *Ebenezer, J. V.*, & Fraser, D. 2002 Journal of Research in Science Teaching 39
  • Descriptive categories and structural characteristics of students' conceptions: An exploration of relations
    Liu, X., & *Ebenezer, J. V.* 2002 Research in Science and Technological Education 20(1)
  • Community building through electronic discussion boards: Pre-service teachers' reflective dialogues on science teaching
    *Ebenezer, J. V.*, Lugo, F., Beirnacka, B., & Puvirajah, A. 2003 Journal of Science Education and Technology 12(4)
  • A review of solution chemistry studies: Insights into students' conceptions
    Calik, M., Ayas, A., & *Ebenezer, J.V.* 2005 Journal of Science Education and Technology 14(1)
  • WebCT dialogues on particle theory of matter: Presumptive reasoning schemes.
    *Ebenezer, J. V.*, & Puvirajah, A. 2005 Educational Research and Evaluation: An International Journal on Theory and Practice 11(6)
  • Assessing pre-service elementary teachers views on the nature of scientific knowledge: A dual-response instrument
    Liang, L. L., Sufen, C., Chen, X., Kaya, O. N., Adams, A. D., Macklin, M., & *Ebenezer, J.* 2008 Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching 9(1)
  • "Preservice Teachers' Views about Nature of Scientific Knowledge Development: An International Collaborative Study"
    Liang, L., Chen, S., Chen, X., Kaya, O. N., Adams, A.D., Macklin, M., & *Ebenezer, J.* 2009 International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education 7
  • Theory Change in Solution Chemistry
    *Ebenezer, J. V.* The Science Teacher
  • Can curriculum ideals be patched onto old garment or poured into old wineskin?
    *Ebenezer, J.* 2008 Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy 5(2)
  • Analogical reasoning for understanding solution rates: students' conceptual change and chemical explanations
    Calık, M., Ayas, A., & *Ebenezer, J.* 2009 Research in Science & Technological Education 27(3)
  • Characteristics of Pre-Service Teachers' Online Discourse: The Study of Local Streams
    Liang, L. L., *Ebenezer, J.*, & Yost, D. S. 2010 Journal of Science Education and Technology 19(1)
  • The Effects of Common Knowledge Construction Model sequence of lessons on science achievement and relational conceptual change
    *Ebenezer, J.*, Chacko, S., Kaya, O., Koya, K., Ebenezer, D. L. 2010 Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 47(1)