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Heather Petcovic

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PROFESSIONAL ROLES

  • Higher Ed: Science, Higher Ed: Education 

BIO

Assistant Professor, Western Michigan University, with a joint appointment in the Dept of Geosciences and the Mallinson Institute for Science Education. 

EXPERTISE

Geoscience Education research - field-based learning and teaching, geocognition, conceptions and conceptual change. 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Petcovic, H.L., Fynewever, H., Henderson, C., *Mutambuki, J.M., and *Barney, J. A., 2010, Faculty grading of quantitative problems: Are values consistent with practice? Proceedings of the NARST 2010 Annual Meeting (Philadelphia, PA, USA), Paper #S6.5.11.

Petcovic, H.L., Libarkin, J.C., and Baker, K.M., 2009, An empirical methodology for investigating geocognition in the field: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 57, p. 316-328.

Petcovic, H.L., and *Ruhf, R., 2008, Geoscience conceptual knowledge of preservice elementary teachers: Results from the Geoscience Concept Inventory: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 56, p. 251-260.