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Thomas R. Tretter
University of Louisville
50Publications
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Teresa L. Tinnell (University of Louisville), Patricia A. S. Ralston10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Louisville)
+ 1 AuthorsMary Mills (University of Louisville)
The necessity of a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) literate population continues to be a high priority worldwide. One approach to build and bolster a STEM-literate workforce is to explore approaches for strengthening the teaching of college-level STEM courses. The use of collaborative student learning pedagogy is broadly accepted as an effective approach to improve student learning outcomes over traditional methods, such as lecture. How to encourage and sustain the use of such ...
Published on May 24, 2019in International Journal of Science Education1.25
Thomas R. Tretter11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Louisville),
Yuliya Ardasheva8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Washington State University Tri-Cities)
+ 1 AuthorsAnna Karin Roo2
Estimated H-index: 2
(WSU: Washington State University)
ABSTRACTThis study investigated ways to foster positive science attitudes among newcomer first-year middle school English learners (n = 79) under two conditions: (1) Extended Science + Extended Literacy (planetarium-based visualisations + vocabulary + comic and trade books) and (2) Extended Science + Literacy (planetarium-based visualisations + vocabulary). The results indicated a statistically and practically meaningful increase in science attitudes (Cohen’s d = 0.43) after an 8-week science un...
Published on Jan 1, 2018in Science and Children
Thomas R. Tretter11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Louisville),
Justin McFadden3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Louisville)
Yuliya Ardasheva8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Washington State University Tri-Cities),
Thomas R. Tretter11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Louisville)
This paper reports on the curriculum development stage for a larger science–literacy intervention for secondary school newcomers enrolled in an urban US school. After providing background to the study, we review literature on effective vocabulary instruction and report on the Science Vocabulary Support program development, refinement, and preliminary effectiveness evaluation in a sample of 92 emergent bilinguals. Results indicated that pre-to-post gains in student vocabulary retention were stati...
Published on Mar 1, 2017in The Science Teacher
William R. Thornburgh , Thomas R. Tretter11
Estimated H-index: 11
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] This article describes a unit in which students investigate total solar eclipses, such as the one coming August 21, from several perspectives. It incorporates mathematical thinking and aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS Lead States 2013; see box, p. 51). Figure 1 (p. 48) lists instructional tasks for the unit numbered in the recommended sequence. The first three tasks review patterns and teach students the relationship between the phases of the Moon an...
Published on Jan 1, 2017in The Science Teacher
William R. Thornburgh , Thomas R. Tretter11
Estimated H-index: 11
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