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Stephen R. Burgin

Stephen R. Burgin

Assistant Professor


(CIED)-Curriculum and Instruction

Phone: 479-575-4283

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Science Education specializing in notions of authenticity as they relate to the practices of science

Science Teacher Preparation

Ph.D. Curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in science education. University of Florida, 2012.

Ed.S. Curriculum and instruction. University of Florida, 2009.

M.Ed. Science Education. University of Florida, 2003.

B.S. Major: Chemistry. Minor: Secondary Education. University of Florida, 2002.

Burgin, S.R., & Sadler, T.D. (2016). Learning nature of science concepts through a research apprenticeship program: A comparative study of three approaches. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 53, 31-59.

Burgin, S.R., McConnell, W.J., & Flowers, A.M. (2015). ‘I Actually Contributed to Their Research’: The influence of an abbreviated summer apprenticeship program in science and engineering for diverse high school learners. International Journal of Science Education, 37, 411-445.

Burgin, S.R., & Sadler, T.D. (2013). Consistency of practical and formal epistemologies of science held by participants of a research apprenticeship. Research in Science Education. 43, 2179-2206.

Burgin, S.R., Sadler, T.D., & Koroly, M.J. (2012). High school student participation in scientific research apprenticeships: Variation in and relationships among student experiences and outcomes. Research in Science Education, 42, 439-467.

Sadler, T.D., Burgin, S., McKinney, L., & Ponjuan, L. (2010). Learning science through research apprenticeships: A critical review of the literature. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 47, 235-256. 

Assistant Professor of Secondary Science Education. University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, AR. 2015-present.

Assistant Professor of Science Education. Old Dominion University. Norfolk, VA. 2012-2015.

High School Chemistry Teacher. P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School. Gainesville, FL. 2003-2009.