Jazlin Ebenezer

Jazlin  Ebenezer
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

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 II

Advanced Study in Teaching Science, Middle and High School

Special Topics in Science Education

Doctoral 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

Grants

New Urban Learning, Detroit, MI
2006 - 2007
Senior year students understanding of science through inquiry: A scenario based approach

Translating Information Technology into Classrooms
2004 - 2007
Teacher-Students’ Research on Lake Erie Ecosystem

Awards & Honors

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

Presentations

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.

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?"

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)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

PI presentation
*Ebenezer, J.* 2 2006 Second Annual NSF ITEST Summit - Organized by Learning Resource Center, NSF-ITEST, Washington, D.C.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

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)

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)

"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

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)

Can curriculum ideals be patched onto old garment or poured into old wineskin?
*Ebenezer, J.* 2008 Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy 5(2)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

Theory Change in Solution Chemistry
*Ebenezer, J. V.* The Science Teacher

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