Maria Varelas

    Email Address: mvarelas@uic.edu
    College: Education Department: Curriculum and Instruction
    Title: Professor
    Office: 3513 EPASW M/C Phone: 3129962454
    Webpage: http://education.uic.edu/faculty/136-maria-varelas
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Classroom-based teaching and learning of science in urban settings, science learning and identity construction of students of color, collaborative teacher action research, discourse in science classrooms, integration of science and literacy, science education reform in elementary school and college science classrooms, teacher apprenticeships in science settings

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week:

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Understanding of fundamental concepts and processes in physical and life sciences, and of the nature of scientific activity, relevant to elementary school science

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Produce transcripts (or fieldnotes) of classroom instruction or of conversations with students or teachers by watching videos or listening to audio recordings, examine student work, and code transcripts/fieldnotes and student artifacts according to specified categories

    Contact researcher via URE Email Webform

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