Jul 2, 2016

Good day!!!

Today I wrote about the perceptions of impact. I edited what I wrote before a bit because I found some insights that talked about the perceptions of impact from Science Faculty with Education Specialties. There are 3 papers about SFES written by Bush and his team. Even though these three papers have the same authors but they are slightly different. Each paper mentioned some different perceptions. So I decided to change my writing by gathering the perceptions from all papers and categorizing them. I found 5 broad areas of the perceptions but they are still ambiguous. Also I was not sure the word that I should use to represent each area.

Here are the perceptions of impact from SFES in their work.

  • influencing faculty teaching practice
  • supporting teacher assistants
  • Being a pedagogical resource for the development and reform of faculty teaching
  • Modeling innovative and effective science teaching
  • Value impact on and relationships with students
  • Improve student learning outcomes, recruitment, retention, and overall student experience
  • fostering involvement of undergraduates in research
  • promoting students diversity and retention
  • Preparation of future science teachers
  • changing curriculum
  • academic assessment
  • Course or curriculum development and reform
  • Assessment of student learning and program evaluation
  • Cultivate departmental cultural change toward focusing on education in the sciences
  • Perceive that they are making improvements in science education
  • Conducting educational research and broadening departmental research

I categorized into 5 areas in the followings.

  1. Impact on faculty
  • influencing faculty teaching practice
  • supporting teacher assistants
  • Being a pedagogical resource for the development and reform of faculty teaching
  • Modeling innovative and effective science teaching

2. Impact on students

  • Value impact on and relationships with students
  • Improve student learning outcomes, recruitment, retention, and overall student experience
  • fostering involvement of undergraduates in research
  • promoting students diversity and retention
  • Preparation of future science teachers

3. Impact on curriculum and assessment

  • changing curriculum
  • academic assessment
  • Course or curriculum development and reform
  • Assessment of student learning and program evaluation

4. Impact on learning culture

  • Cultivate departmental cultural change toward focusing on education in the sciences
  • Perceive that they are making improvements in science education

5. Impact on research

Conducting educational research and broadening departmental research

The question is that does the categories make sense to you? Which is the more appropriate words for each category? What do you think if I write a literature review of perceptions of impact like this?

I’m looking forward to hear from Dr.London.

Have a good night 🙂

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One thought on “Jul 2, 2016

  1. jeremilondon says:

    Hi Ton. Yes, the categories make sense to me; I wouldn’t change the wording; I like the wording as it is for now. I think a literature review on the perceptions of impact seems reasonable for this paper. I suppose one thing we would want to clarify is how the other papers are defining impact (if at all), and if there are any similarities or differences in how they are talking about impact vs. how we are conceiving of it. I look forward to talking with you more about it soon. Keep up the good work!

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