Advanced Studies, Leadership & Policy
Shondricka Burrell, PhD
Office: Banneker Hall 101B
B.A. Geology, Spanish, Franklin & Marshall College
M.A. Geology, Miami University
M.Ed. Curriculum and Teacher Leadership, Miami University
Ph.D. Science Education, Temple University
Dr. Burrell is an assistant professor in science education in the Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership & Policy in the School of Education and Urban Studies, at Morgan State University. Dr. Burrell is a socio-cognitive researcher applying both quantitative and qualitative analytical methods to the study of science teaching and learning. With advanced degrees in the geosciences and curriculum and instruction, Dr. Burrell’s research agenda includes: transformative learning experiences, science interest development, self-efficacy, Earth science and geoscience education, environmental justice, and science for social justice. Her research, Understanding the relationship between teacher use of epistemic operations and complexity of students’ explanations (2017) was awarded the Richard C. Anderson Graduate Student Research Award by the National Consortium for Instruction and Cognition. Dr. Burrell’s dissertation work, Towards a geoscience pedagogy: a socio-cognitive model (2019), was awarded the Dr. Rita Wolotkiewicz Phi Delta Kappa Award by Temple University’s College of Education in recognition of outstanding professional achievement.
Dr. Burrell is committed to designing and developing equitable science learning experiences.
Research Interests: Global student mobility International/comparative education, Doctoral student experiences, Technology in higher education, Online teaching and learning
Burrell, S. (2022). A Self-Study in PreK-4 Science Teacher Preparation: Supporting Teacher Candidates’ Professional Development and Critical Consciousness Using Science as the Context. In Self-Studies in Urban Teacher Education: Preparing US Teachers to Advance Equity and Social Justice(pp. 115-132). Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore.
Jones, T. R., & Burrell, S. (2022). Present in class yet absent in science: The individual and societal impact of inequitable science instruction and challenge to improve science instruction. Science Education, 106(5), 1032-1053.
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