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Teaching Science Today: Challenges and Solutions

Gale Sinatra

Professor of Psychology and the Stephen H. Crocker Professor of Education , 

University of South California’s Rossier School of Education

Dr. Gale Sinatra is a professor of psychology and the Stephen H. Crocker Professor of Education at the University of South California’s Rossier School of Education. She is an expert on climate science education, evolution education, learning theory, knowledge construction, and conceptual change learning, among other topics. Her recent research focuses on understanding the cognitive and motivational processes that lead to successful learning in science, including the role of motivation and emotion in teaching and learning about controversial topics. Sinatra has served as a co-principal investigator for National Science Foundation grants for improving science teaching, is the past editor of the journal Educational Psychologist, and recently served as vice president of the learning and instruction division of the American Educational Research Association.

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