Scholarly and Creative Activities Directory

Hedy Moscovici, Ph.D.

Title: . Professor, Teacher Education & Director, Center for Science Teacher Education

Department: Teacher Education

Office: COE 1469; SAC 3149
Phone Extension: x3914
Email Username: hmoscovici

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Refereed Publications



 

Selected Publications (not refereed)



 

Research/Grants

  • Co-I with Dr. Joe Braun for four Boeing grants to support the Center for Science Teacher Education for three years 2004-2007 (3 X $40,000 = $120,000 total)
  • Co-I for California Math and Science Partnership with LAUSD for years 2003-2006 (about $150,000)
  • Lead Person for the Science Team for the Quality Educator Development grant (QED) at CSUDH for 2004-2009 (close to $1 million/year for 5 years)
  • Part of Immersion Task Force for System-wide Change for All Learners and Educators (SCALE) grant – NSF Math and Science Comprehensive grant for years 2002-2007 (about $7 million/year for 5 years)
  • Co-I for a Mathematics and Science Partnership grant – Community Collaboration to Enhance Learning in Science and Math – from NSF for $10,602, 985 for five years (rejected – to be resubmitted).
  • PI for the Supplement to the Los Angeles Systemic Initiative – Science for $152,671
  • PI for a “Strengthening the Strategic Workforce Funds” for $56,000.
  • PI for NOVA grant to improve laboratory experiences of prospective teachers, $3,200.
  • PI for CASIO grant as equipment (probe collectors and graphic calculators) - approx. $2,000.
  • Co-PI for an Eisenhower grant (Teacher Enhancement) entitled Washington Earth Science Initiative. Granted $37,000.
  • "Project Development Program" grant from WWU for the summer of 1996. The purpose of this grant was to provide conditions for a team to develop a grant proposal on teacher enhancement (earth science/environmental science in the light of inquiry teaching and learning) for the National Science Foundation
  • Summer Research/Creative Activity Grant from Western Washington University for $3,500 for summer 1995. The topic: Use of innovative learning techniques and alternative assessment strategies in large undergraduate "lecture" classes.


 

Selected Presentations

  • Moscovici, H., & Osisioma, I. (2007). Moving from hands-on to teaching science according to the standards . Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the California Science Teachers Association, Long Beach , CA , October 25-28.
  • Osisioma, I. , & Moscovici, H. (2007). Incongruities of water chemistry: Inquiring the chemical properties of water . Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the California Science Teachers Association, Long Beach , CA , October 25-28.
  • Moscovici, I., & Osisioma, I. (2007). Designing the best pre-service urban elementary science methods course – Dilemmas and considerations . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, New Orleans , LA , April 15-18.
  • Osisioma, I. , ndunda, m., & Moscovici, H. (2007). Urban high schools: Factors that enhance and those that impede the learning of science and mathematics . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, New Orleans , LA , April 15-18.
  • Osisioma, I. & Moscovici, H. (2007). Secondary intern teachers' conception of the use of inquiry methods of science teaching in the urban classroom . Paper presented at the international conference of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) Clearwater Beach , Florida , January 4-6.
  • Moscovici, H., Osisioma, I. , & Sturm, N. (2006). Inquiring the unseen: Products and processes in photosynthesis and respiration . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association, Anaheim , CA , April 6-9.
  • Moscovici, H., & Osisioma, I. (2006). “Growing up” as an educator: A self-study of power relationships in science methods courses . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, San Francisco , CA , April 3-6.
  • Osisioma, I. , & Moscovici, H. (2006). Profiling the beliefs of the forgotten teachers: An analysis of intern teachers' frameworks for urban science teaching. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, San Francisco , CA , April 3-6.
  • Wieseman, K., Spector, C., Yeotis, C., Gilmer, P. J., Koch, J., Moscovici, H., & Nelson, T. H. (2006). Leadership development valuing women's ways of knowing: Personal capacity and leadership cultures valued institutionally and in professional science teacher education. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Portland , OR , January 12-14.
  • Osisioma, I. , ndunda, m., & Moscovici, H. (2006). A re-examination of “Science for all Americans” goal: A view from within and without . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Portland , OR , January 12-14.
  • Moscovici, H., Ullah, T., & Osisioma, I. (2005). Immersion, investigation, inquiry, activity: Rethinking multiple approaches to science learning . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the California Science Teachers Association, Palm Springs , CA , October 27-30.
  • Moscovici, H., Krinsky, E., Braun, J., Cantrell, S., Kawano, D., Lauffer, D., & Hill, J. (2005). Getting immersed in science: An opportunity for collaboration . Presentation at the annual meeting of the Coalition for Urban and Metropolitan University , Los Angeles , CA , October 1-4.
  • Mach, N. I., Desberg, P., Cantor, J., Davis, J., Hembacher, D., & Moscovici, H. (2005). Preparing teachers to integrate technology into multicultural inner-city classrooms. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Coalition for Urban and Metropolitan University , Los Angeles , CA , October 1-4.
  • Moscovici, H. (2005). Mirrors, mirrors on the wall, who is the most powerful of all? A self study . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal , Canada , April 11-15.
  • Moscovici, H. (2005). Mirrors, mirrors on the wall, who is the most powerful of all? A self-analysis using lenses of power in science methods courses . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Dallas , TX , April 4-7.
  • Moscovici, H., & Varrella, G. (2005). Common set of priorities and strategies for international professional development . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Colorado Springs, CO, January 20-23.
  • Moscovici, H., & Nakayama, C. (2004). NCLB and science teacher education – Content and Pedagogy . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the California Science Teachers Association, San Jose , CA , October 14-17.
  • Nakayama, C., & Moscovici, H. (2004). Science makes literacy come ALIVE . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the California Science Teachers Association, San Jose , CA , October 14-17.
  • Moscovici, H., & Varrella, G. (2004). An international perspective on professional development . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the international Association for the Education of Teachers of Science, Nashville , TN , January 7-10.
  • Moscovici, H. (2004). Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the most powerful of all? Using the dictator, the expert, and the political activist prototypes to improve science education practices . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Vancouver , Canada , March 31-April 4.
  • Moscovici , H., & Henriques, L. (2003). The challenge of secondary science methods . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the California Science Teachers Association, Long Beach , CA , October 9-12.
  • Moscovici, H., & Nakayama, C. (2003). Rethinking variables and controls in biological systems . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the California Science Teachers Association, Long Beach , CA , October 9-12.
  • Mach, N., Desberg, P., Hembacher, D., Cantor, J., Moscovici, H., & Davis, J. (2003). Preparing teachers to integrate technology into multicultural inner-city classroom . Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the National Educational Computing Conference, Seattle , June 29-July 2.
  • Moscovici, H., & McNulty, B. (2003). The effect of collaboration: Learning together toward the development of the mutualistic science educator of the future . Paper presented as part of a symposium on campus collaborations leading to improved science education at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Philadelphia , March 23-26.
  • Moscovici, H. (2003). Using the dictator, the expert, and the political activist as prototypes with secondary science pre-service teachers . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Philadelphia , March 23-26.
  • Moscovici, H., & Nakayama, C. (2003). An analysis of a long-term professional development program that intersects science, pedagogy, and literacy . Part of a symposium on science education in California presented at the annual meeting of the international Association for the Education of Teachers of Science, St. Louis , January 29-February 2.
  • Moscovici, H. (2003). Professional development for teachers – An international perspective . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the international Association for the Education of Teachers of Science, St. Louis , January 29-February 2.
  • Mach, N., Desberg, P., Hembacher, D., Cantor, J., & Moscovici, H. (2003). Teacher education programs meet the digital age: Challenges faced and lessons learned . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, New Orleans , January 24-27.
  • Moscovici, H. (2003). The dictator, the expert, and the political activist – Using power relationships to emphasize the needed change toward practices that are consistent with inquiry scienc e. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Conference on Education, Honolulu , Hawaii , January 7-10.
  • Moscovici, H., & Nakayama, C. (2002). Learning about learning science . Presentation for the annual meeting of the California Science Teachers Association, San Francisco , CA , October 24-27.
  • Mach, N., Desberg, P., Hembacher, D., Cantor, J., & Moscovici, H. (2002). Collaborating to infuse technology into teacher education: A trainer-of-trainers model . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Educational Computing Conference, San Antonio , TX , June 17-19.
  • Moscovici, H. (2002). The dictator, the expert, and the political activist: Researching the dynamics of power relationships and classroom practices . Paper presented at the Spring meeting of the California Council on Teacher Education, San Jose , CA , April 10-13.
  • Moscovici, H. (2002). The dictator, the expert, and the political activist: The influence of power relationships on inquiry science implementation in the secondary classroom . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, New Orleans , LA , April 6-10.
  • Moscovici, H. (2002). The tenure process. Paper presented as part of a symposium sponsored by the NARST Membership Committee entitled Transition from graduate student to junior faculty at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, New Orleans , LA , April 6-10.
  • Moscovici, H. (2002). Secondary science emergency permit teachers' perspectives on power relations in their environments and the effects of these powers on classroom practices . Part of a panel presentation organized by Dr. Kathy Norman entitled Science Education in California for the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, Charlotte , NC , January 10-13.
  • Carlsen, W. S. et al. (2002) Peer review by college students in science and science education: A multi-institutional research and development project symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans , LA , April 1-5.
  • Moscovici, H., & Nakayama, C. (2001). Is it hot? Is it cold? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the California Science Teachers Association, Palm Springs , CA , October 25-28.
  • Moscovici, H., & Li, X. (2001). Emergency permit teachers: Stories of power relationships . Paper presented at the Year 2001 Multicultural and Cultural Diversity Education Conference, March 31, Carson , CA .
  • Moscovici, H., & Li, X. (2001). Emergency permit teachers' stories of power relationships: Transforming life experiences into teaching practices . Paper presented at the Spring 2001 meeting of the California Council on the Education of Teachers (CCET), March 29-31, San Jose , CA .
  • Moscovici, H. (2001). Dynamics of power in a college biology classroom and their effect on students' learning . Invited paper session for the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, March 25-28, St. Louis , MO.
  • Wieseman, K., & Moscovici, H. (2001). Tales from the field: Challenges of science teaching/learning through interdisciplinary approaches . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, March 25-28, St. Louis , MO.
  • Wieseman, K., & Moscovici, H. (2001). Stories from the field: Challenges of science teaching and learning through interdisciplinary approaches . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the international Association for the Educators of Teachers in Science, January 18-21, Costa Mesa , CA .
  • Moscovici, H. (2001). What is necessary to include in a science methods course for teachers on emergency permits? The role of the feedback portfolio . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the international Association for the Educators of Teachers in Science, January 18-21, Costa Mesa , CA .
  • Moscovici, H. (2000). Activitymania versus inquiry science teaching - teaching students how to learn science . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, New Orleans , Louisiana , April 28-May 1.
  • Moscovici, H., Gordon, R., Furtado, L., & Li, X. (2000). International perspectives on schooling . Paper presented at the Year 2000 Multilingual and Cultural Diversity Education Conference, Carson , CA , April 1.
  • Moscovici, H. (2000). Shifting toward inquiry science teaching: The story of the secondary science teachers working on emergency permits . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, Akron , Ohio , January 6-9. Available in the 2000 AETS Proceedings (http://www.aets.unr.edu/)
  • Moscovici, H. (1999). Use of mosses in inquiry science classroom . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the California Science Teachers Association, Long Beach , CA , October 6-10.
  • Moscovici, H. (1998). Changing roles - from imposed inquiries to scientific inquiries . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for College Science Teaching (Western Branch), October 29-31, Seattle , WA .
  • Moscovici, H. (1998). Shifting from activitymania to inquiry science . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association (Western Branch), October 29-31, Seattle , Washington .
  • Moscovici, H., & Carty, C. (1998). Developing inquiring minds using leaf chromatography . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association (Western Branch), October 29-31, Seattle , WA .
  • Moscovici, H. (1998, April). Activitymania and inquiry science teaching - how do power relationships in classroom affect these different approaches ? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, San Diego , CA .
  • Moscovici, H. (1998, January). Shifting from activitymania to inquiry science -- What can we (science educators) need to do ? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, Minneapolis , MN .
  • Moscovici, H. (1997, March). Measuring differences between ecosystems: Task dynamics in a college biology course for prospective elementary teachers . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Oak Brooks , IL .
  • Moscovici, H., & Pitsch, C. B. (1996, October). Use of moss for inquiry-based instruction . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Washington Science Teachers Association, Port Angeles , WA .
  • Moscovici, H. (1996, April). A constructivist perspective on teaching undergraduate non-major college biology . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, St. Louis , MO.
  • Moscovici, H., Morse, J., & Slesnick, I. (1996, March). A new facility for science, mathematics, and technology education at Western Washington University : New developments and visions . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association, St. Louis , MO.
  • Moscovici, H. (1996, March). Teaching college biology in an innovative way: How does it affect prospective teachers? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association, St. Louis , MO.
  • Moscovici, H. (1995, April). Fit and misfit of loci of commitment and their impact on the learning of science in a college biology course for prospective elementary teachers . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, San Francisco , CA .
  • Gilmer, P. J., Moscovici, H., & Tobin, K. (1995, April). Bridging the gap between the beliefs and practices of college biology teachers and the science-related needs of prospective elementary teachers . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, San Francisco , CA .
  • Moscovici, H., & Tobin, K. (1994, March). Use of learning environment surveys in an interpretive research on a college biology course for prospective elementary teachers . Paper presented as part of a poster session at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Anaheim , CA .
  • Gilmer, P. J., & Moscovici, H. (1994, March). The process of cultural change in faculty from Arts and Sciences . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Anaheim , CA .
  • Moscovici, H. (1994, February). Students' autonomy, power relationships, and critical thinking in a new college biology course for prospective K-5 teachers . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Association for the Education for Teachers in Science, Huntsville , AL .
  • Moscovici, H., Carneal, A., Collman, J., Hester, M., Robinson, S., Hart, J., Goldstein, S., Pierce, S., Gargiulo, J., & Davies, R. (1993, October). Alternative assessment models . Poster session at the annual meeting of the Leon Association for Science Teaching, Tallahassee , FL.
  • Moscovici, H. (1993, April). Student's learning of science and of how to teach in a biology course for prospective elementary teachers . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Atlanta , GA.
  • Moscovici, H., & Alfaro, G. A. (1993, April). Collaborative efforts in the school culture . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Atlanta , GA. (ED 362 966 in ERIC Clearinghouse).
  • Moscovici, H., Gilmer, P., & Lumsden, A. S. . (1993, January). The grading policy and alternative assessment in a new general biology course . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, Charleston , SC.


 

Selected Seminars/Invited Presentations

  • Invited to present as part of the symposium on case studies for WASC on April 17, 2003 & October 11, 2005.
  • Invited by the Institute of the Educational Sciences in Bucharest , Romania to present a seminar to the faculty of mathematics and sciences on July 10, 2002.
  • Presented a seminar organized by the Bureau of Faculty Research at Western Washington University and Sigma-Xi on Constructivist Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in Relatively Large Sections of Undergraduate College Biology (February 29, 1996).
  • Guest speaker on "Gender, Ethnicity and Race in Romania and Israel ", Course # Soc 69-368, Everett Community College (August, 1995)
  • Guest presenter on "Teaching and Learning in Undergraduate College Biology for Non-majors" for the doctoral students in the Zoology Department (program "Preparing Future Faculty") at the University of Washington in Seattle (March, 1995).


 

Awards and Honors

  • Certificate of Recognition from Jack O'Connell – State Superintendent for Public Instruction (California) for my work on the Instructional Materials Advisory Panel for the 2006 Science Primary Adoption.
  • Certificate for Appreciation from the Department of Education ( Orange County ) for my support and dedication to AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Program (Received in May 2003)
  • School of Education , CSUDH Faculty Excellence Award – Research (received May 3, 2002)
  • Education 2000+ Award for the Exceptional Invited Guest to the Summer Schools Program – Sinaia, Romania, July 20, 2002
  • Outstanding Paper Award. Less is more: Diverse interpretations for a well-known motto . Southeastern Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, Huntsville , AL , February 1994.


 

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