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Irene Osisioma, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor, Teacher Education

Department: Teacher Education

Office: COE 1471
Phone Extension: x3298
Email Username: iosisioma

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Publications

  • Osisioma, I. (2012). Accelerating, and Assuring Quality in Science, Technology and Innovation for Africa's sustainable development. Presented at the Fifth International Conference On Quality Assurance In Higher Education In Africa And Capacity Building (Training) Workshop (ICQAHEA-2012) Held in Abidjan (Conference) and Yamoussoukro (Workshop), Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. September 10-14, 2012
  • Osisioma, I. (2012). Quality Assurance of Teaching, Learning and Research In Okebukola, P. and Shabani, J. (Eds.)  Guide to Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Africa. United Nations Educational and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Osisioma, I. (2012). Moving From Theory to Practice: Applying Research on Student Learning to Science Education.  In Ivowi, U.M.O, (Ed.).  Education in Nigeria: From the Beginning to the Future
  • Osisioma, I. (2011). Effective teaching of freshman classes. In Okebukola, P. and Shabani, J. (Eds.) Guide to effective teaching and learning in higher education in Africa. United Nations Educational and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Moscovici, H., Osisioma, I. & Sarmiento, L. (2010).  Learning to move from d to D to d’: Urban elementary pre-service science teacher candidates’ transition from vernacular to the language of science education and science. Promising Practices To Meet Global Challenges In Science And Mathematics Education. International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Osisioma, I. (2010, in Print). Advancing girls’ participation in science and technology education through the use gender inclusive research based instructional strategies. United Nations Educational and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) Book to be published 2010.
  • Moscovici, H. & Osisioma, I. (2009). Resolving issues of cultural discontinuity in co-facilitation of professional development. In K. C. Wieseman and M. H. Weinburgh (Eds.)Becoming and Being: Women’s Experiences in Leadership in K-16 Science Education Communities (pp. 81-94). Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) Series in Science Education. London, New York : Springer.
  • Osisioma, I (2010). Rethinking the Nigerian educational reform process: Lessons from selected nations with unprecedented economic growth. International Journal of Educational Research. Vol. 11(3) 6-31.
  • Osisioma, I. & Onyia, C. (2009). Capturing middle school students' voices on the use of science inquiry in their classrooms. International Education Studies Vol. 2(2), 3-16.
  • Osisioma, I. & Ndunda, M. (2008). Behind the masks: Identifying students' competencies for teaching and learning science and mathematics in urban settings. School Science and Mathematics (SSMA), Vol. 108(8), 389-400.
  • Osisioma, I. & Onyia, C. (2008). Inquiry -- Oriented science in urban secondary schools: Voices of new and experienced science teachers on perception of preparedness. International Education Studies Vol. 1(2). 92-103.
  • Osisioma, I. & Moscovici, H. (2008). Profiling the beliefs of the forgotten teachers: An Analysis of intern teachers' frameworks for urban science teaching. Journal of Science Teacher Education (JSTE), 19, 285–311.
  • Moscovici, M. & Osisioma, I. (2007). Designing the best pre-service urban elementary science methods course: Dilemmas and consideration. Accepted for publication in Journal of Elementary Science.
  • Moscovici, M. & Osisioma, I. (2007). Becoming and Being: Women's Experiences in Leadership in K-16 Science Education Communities. Book chapter accepted for publication in the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) Monograph.
  • Osisioma, I. , & Ndunda, M. (2007) . Behind the Masks: Identifying Students' Competencies for Teaching and Learning Science and Mathematics in Urban Settings. Submitted to JSTE for publication.
  • Osisioma, I.; Ndunda, M. & Moscovivci, M. (2007). Critical Issues in Urban High Schools: Exploring Contextual Factors That Influence Students' Achievement in Mathematics and Science. Submitted to Science Education for publication.
  • Osisioma, U.I. N. (1995). Concept Mapping: A useful tool in the teaching of difficult integrated science concepts. Journal of Science Teachers' Association of Nigeria , Vol. 10, 45-52.
  • Osisioma U. I. N. (1995). Attaining meaningful learning of the concept of energy: The efficacy of the concept mapping technique, International Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 14, 109-112.
  • Osisioma, U. I. N. (1994). The Relationship Between Formal Reasoning Ability, Acquisition of Science Process Skills and Science Achievement. Journal of Science Teachers' Association of Nigeria , Vol. 8, 144-151.


 

Presentations

  • 2011 - Lead Paper: Re-evaluating the Nigerian Science and Technology Education: Equipping the Nigerian Child with Skills and Competences to Succeed in the Competitive Global Community. Presented at the first International Conference of the Faculty of Education. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka-May 22-28, 2011
  • 2011 - Lead Paper. General Studies Education and Technology Integration: Implication for Curriculum Design and Faculty Development in Knowledge-based Era. Presented at the School of General Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka Annual International Conference. May 26, 2011.
  • 2011 - Creating Community of Learning. Workshop organized at the Jonice International Port Harcourt, River State of Nigeria. July 20-24, 2011.
  • 2009 - Advancing girls' participation in science and technology education through the use of gender inclusive research-based instructional strategies. Invited by UNESCO to present at their First International Comference on Girls and Women in Science and Technology in Africa. Bamako, Mali. July 13-16, 2009.
  • 2009 - Experiencing and Participating in the Use of Gender-Inclusive Research-Based Instructional Strategies. Invited by UNESCO to present at their Capacity Building Training Workshop on Teaching of Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education. Segou, Mali, July 17-18, 2009.
  • 2009 - Improving Teaching and Learning in Nigerian Public Schools: Monitoring and Evaluating Existing Professional Development Program. Invited by Faculty (College) of Education University of Nigeria, Nsukka to present a white paper present at their Annual International Conference on Building Entrepreneurship Skills for the 21st Century Workforce, Nsukka, Nigeria. May 14-16, 2009.
  • 2009 - Collaboration strategies for writing successful grant proposals. Professional development workshop held at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria. May 18-21, 2009.
  • 2008 - Organized the First International Collaboration Conference held in CSUDH, California that culminated in a black tie dinner for CSUDH and California Association for Nigerian Educators (CANE) conference participants, Sept. 26-28, 2008
  • 2008 - Working Like a Scientist: Honing Students' Problem Solving Skills Through the Use of the "Inquiry" Strategy. Workshop held at the CSUDH Teacher Education Alumni Event. Nov. 1, 2008.
  • 2008 - Enhancing Teacher Competence (ETC) Trainer of Trainers Workshops. Professional development workshop held at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Nigeria, April 10-14, 2008.
  • 2008 - Enhancing Teacher Competence (ETC) Trainer of Trainers Workshops. Professional development workshop held at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Nigeria. July 14-18, 2008.
  • 2006 - The dilemma of Nigerian women in science technology and mathematics education: Balancing academic, professional, and personal lives. Workshop conducted for women science educators at the annual conference of Science Teachers' Association of Nigeria (STAN), August 15-21, 2006.
  • Moscovici, H. & Osisioma, I (2007). Moving from hands-on to teaching science according to standards. Workshop presented at the Annual conference of California Science Teachers' Association (CSTA), Long Beach, California October 25 th -28th 2007
  • Osisioma, I, & Moscovici, M. (2007).Incongruities of water chemistry: Inquiring the properties of Water. Workshop presented at the Annual conference of California Science Teachers' Association (CSTA), Long Beach, California October 25 th -28th 2007
  • Osisioma, I.; Ndunda, M. & Moscovici, M. (2007). Urban high school: Factors that enhance and those that impede the learning of mathematics and science. Paper presented at the annual International conference of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) New Orleans , Louisiana , April 15-18.
  • Osisioma, I.; Ndunda, M. & Moscovici, M. (2007). Profiling the beliefs of the forgotten teachers: An analysis of intern teachers' frameworks for urban science teaching. Paper presented at the annual International conference of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) New Orleans , Louisiana , April 15-18.
  • Moscovici, M. & Osisioma, I. (2007). Designing the best pre-service urban elementary science methods course: Dilemmas and consideration. Paper presented at the annual International conference of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) New Orleans , Louisiana , April 15-18.
  • Osisioma, I. & Moscovici, M. (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.
  • Pringle, R. & Osisioma, I. (2007). Learning to teach science in an embedded field-experience: from theory to practice. Paper presented at the international conference of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) Clearwater Beach , Florida , January 4-6.
  • Osisioma I. & Moscovici, H. (2006). Analyzing the relationships between beliefs about science teaching and classroom actions. Paper presented at the annual conference of the California Science Teachers' Association (CSTA), San Francisco , CA , October 19-22.
  • Osisioma I. & Ogunsola-Bandele, M. (2006). Breaking women's attitudinal barriers to technology through the use of the Internet. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Science Teachers' Association of Nigeria (STAN), Calabar , Nigeria August 15-19.
  • Osisioma I. (2006). Authentic inquiry-based activities in urban high school science classrooms. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Science Teachers' Association (NSTA), Anaheim , CA April 5-9.
  • Moscovici, H. & Osisioma, I. (2006). Inquiring the unseen: Products and processes in photosynthesis and respiration. Paper p resented at the annual conference of the National Science Teachers' Association(NSTA), Anaheim , CA , April 5-9.
  • Osisioma, I. (2006). Profiling the beliefs of the forgotten teachers: An analysis of intern teachers' frameworks for urban science teaching. Paper presented at the annual international conference of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE), Portland , OR , January 12-14.
  • Osisioma, I., Ndunda, M. & Moscovici, H. (2006). A reexamination of science for all Americans goal: A view from within and without. Presented at the Annual International Conference of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE), Portland , OR , January 12-14.
  • Moscovici, H. & Osisioma, I. (2005). Plant growth and development: Connecting biology and chemistry. Paper presented at the annual conference of the California Science Teachers' Association (CSTA) Palm Springs , CA , October, 28-30.
  • Osisioma, I. (2005). Active learning strategies for the science classrooms. Workshop conducted at the annual conference of the Science Teachers' Association of Nigeria (STAN), Jos , Nigeria August 15-21.
  • Osisioma, I. (2005). The dilemma of Nigerian women in science technology and mathematics education: Balancing academic, professional, and personal lives. Workshop conducted for women science educators at the annual conference of Science Teachers' Association of Nigeria (STAN), August 15-21.
  • Osisioma, I. (2004). Journal entry, active, and group learning strategies. Presented at the 2004 new faculty orientation seminar organized by Center for Teaching and Learning.
  • Osisioma, U. I. N. (2004). A multicultural dimension of students' perception of learning Environment in an inner–city science classroom. Read at the Annual Meeting of NARST. Vancouver, B. C. Canada.
  • Osisioma, U. I. N. (1997). Remediation of gender inequity in science in a developing country: An experiment with cooperative concept mapping. Read at the Annual Meeting of NARST. Chicago , Illinois .
  • Osisioma, U.I.N. (1996). Meaningful learning of science concepts: A measure of the understanding of the content of SSCE. Biology. Read at the 37 th Annual Conference of STAN, Uyo , Nigeria . Best conference paper of the year.
  • Osisioma, U. I. N. (1996). Effects of modes of concept mapping and gender on Students' achievement in and attitude towards integrated science. Read at the 37 th Annual Conference of STAN, Uyo , Nigeria .
  • Osisioma,U. I. N. & Nzewi, U. M. (1995). What the university science students expect of an effective science teacher. Read at the Ohuche Valedictory Conference Nsukka , Nigeria .
  • Osisioma U.I.N.(1995). Assessing the level of practical skills possessed by senior secondary school students prior to the senior secondary certificate examination. Read at the 36 th Annual Conference of STAN, Maidugury , Nigeria .
  • Osisioma, U. I. N. (1995). Exploring the use of concept mapping as an alternative strategy to arrest the problem of under- achievement in science at the junior secondary school level. Read at the National Conference on Effective Teaching, Awka , Nigeria .
  • Osisioma, U.I.N. & Nzewi, U.M. (1995) . A meta-analysis of research in alternative strategies for science teaching. Read at the National Conference on Effective Teaching, Awka , Nigeria
  • Osisioma, U. I. N. (1994). Difficult concepts in biology: Identification, and instructional strategies . Paper read at the 35 th Annual Conference of the Science Teachers' Association (STAN). Abeokuta , Nigeria.
  • Osisioma, U.I.N. (1994). Practicalizing self reliance and self employment: The biology model. Read at the First Annual Workshop on Practicalizing Self Employment. Oba , Nigeria .
  • Osisioma, U.I.N. & Okonkwo, V. C. (1994). Studies in Science and Mathematics Teaching Strategies: A Methodological Analysis of Experimental Designs. Read at the Inaugural Meeting of the Nigeria Association for Science Education Research (NASER). Lagos , Nigeria .
  • Okonkwo, V. C. & Osisioma, U. I. N. (1994). Review of Studies on Students' Achievement in Math and Science. Read at the Inaugural Meeting of NASER, Lagos , Nigeria .


 

Research Projects

  • Co-Pl - World Bank Science and Technology Education Post-Basic (STEPB) project titled: Inquiry-Based Science and Technology Literacy Awareness Laboratory (IBSTLAL) project. Award.
  • Co-PI for a National Science Foundation (NSF) Teacher Professional Continuum (TPC) grant for System-Wide Change: An Experimental Study of Teacher Development and Student Achievement in Elementary Science
  • Quality Educator Development (QED) –An NSF funded project
  • PI for a California Mathematics and Science Project (CaMSP) grant recently funded by the California Department of Education.
  • Recipient of the 2006 Summer RSCAAP mini-grant.
  • Teacher for a New Era (TNE), -A California State University (CSU) initiative.
  • On going research: Inquiry –Oriented Science in Urban Secondary Schools: Voices of New and Experience Science Teachers on Perception of Preparedness and Administrative Support.



 

Honors/Special Recognitions

  • Recognition by University of Nigeria for outstanding contributions/selfless service to staff development in the Faculty of Education- May 14, 2009.
  • Recognition by University of Nigeria Alumni Association for outstanding support and immense contributions to development of the Faculty- May 16, 2009.
  • Received an award for academic excellence from California Association of Nigerian Educators-September, 26th 2008.
  • Received a Fellow of Science Teachers’ Association of Nigeria (STAN) award on August, 30 2008
  • Selected by California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) to be a member of the ETS/California State Standard Setting Panel for the Teaching Foundations Examination: Science. ·Appointed member of the Science Teachers’ Association of Nigeria task force on restructuring of the Nigeria Science Education.
  • Honored in the Ninth Edition of the Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2004-2005.
  • Honored by National University’s Commission for brilliant performance in the National University’s Commission Virtual Institute of Higher Education Program (NUC VIHEP), 2004 & 2005.
  • Best Conference Paper of STAN Annual Conference Uyo, Nigeria, 1996.
  • Best Conference Paper of Stan Annual Conference, Maidugury, Nigeria, 1995.


 

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