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Lisa Martin-Hansen



  • Higher Ed: Science, Higher Ed: Education 


Ph.D. University of Iowa (2009), science education (emphases in Curriculum and Instruction and Nature of Science)
M.S. Science Education, University of Iowa (1998)
B.A. Middle School/Jr. High Education, science minor (1989) 


Science inquiry, active learning and nature of science 


Martin-Hansen, L.M. (2009, in press). Inquiry and the Preservice Science Teacher. Youngstown, New York: Cambria Press.

Sweeney, R., Verma, G, Martin Hansen, L. (October 2009). Weather Solvers: A conventional wind vane activity becomes an opportunity for problem solving. Science and Children.

Sweeney, R., Martin Hansen, L., Verma, G., & Dunkhase, J. (2009). Embracing all learners ideas about diffusion and osmosis: A coupled-inquiry approach encouraging students questions. Science Scope, 33 (1), 38-45.

Verma, G. & Martin-Hansen, L.M. (2009). A conversation between Robert Yager and Lisa Martin-Hansen & Geeta Verma: Reflecting upon 50 years in science education. Eurasia Journal of Science and Mathematics 5(2), 171-181.

Kattoula, E., Verma, G., & Martin-Hansen, L.M. (2009). Fostering pre-service teachers nature of science understandings in a physics course. Journal of College Science Teaching 39(1) 18-26. (Peer reviewed, national publication)

Verma, G. & Martin-Hansen, L. (2008). A conversation between Dana Zeidler and Geeta Verma & Lisa Martin-Hansen: Exploring new possibilities in science education. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education 4(4), 71-79.

Verma, G., Pepper, J., & Martin-Hansen, L.M. (2008). Effectively communicating with English language learners using sheltered instruction. Science Scope, 32(3) 56-59.

Martin-Hansen, L.M. (2008). First-year college students conflict with religion and science. Science and Education, 17(4), 317-357. (Peer reviewed, international publication)