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Thomas R. Tretter
University of Louisville
50Publications
11H-index
524Citations
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Published on May 24, 2019in International Journal of Science Education 1.32
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
(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...
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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)
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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...
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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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Published on Jan 1, 2017
William R. Thornburgh , Thomas R. Tretter11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Louisville)
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Published on Dec 7, 2016
Nora Honken2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Cincinnati),
Patricia A. Ralston3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Louisville),
Thomas R. Tretter11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Louisville)
Self-control has been related to positive student outcomes including academic performance of college students. Because of the critical nature of the first semester academic performance for engineering students in terms of retention and persistence in pursuing an engineering degree, this study investigated the relationship between freshmen engineering students’ scores on the Brief Self-Control Scale and first semester GPA. To identify the unique explanatory contribution of self-control beyond inc...
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Stephanie B. Philipp1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Louisville),
Thomas R. Tretter11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Louisville),
Christine V. Rich1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Louisville)
Nine science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) departments across our university developed a program to increase persistence of undergraduate STEM majors. Trained and supported undergraduate teaching assistants (UTAs) led sessions featuring active learning and informal discussion with students in a two-semester general chemistry course sequence for STEM majors. UTA-led students were three times more likely to persist into the second semester of chemistry. Students in UTA sections ...
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