HASS Colloquium features four Berks faculty

The next Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Colloquium event, which includes presentations by Dr. Mahsa Kazempour , Assistant Professor of Science Education, Dr. Jayne Leh, Assistant Professor of Special Education, Dr. Dave Bender, Associate Professor of Education, and Dr. John Guiseppe , Economics Instructor, will be held on Friday, March 22, from 1:00-2:15 p.m.   in room 104 of the Franco Building. This event is open to the campus community and light refreshments will be served.

Kazempour will  present ?Developing a Reform-based Environmental Science Course for Elementary Pre-service Teachers and Non-Science Majors: components, challenges, and impact on students.? Her presentation will include a discussion of course components she has introduced into an environmental science course to align it with science education reforms as well as the preliminary findings of her study.

Drs. Jayne Leh, Dave Bender, and John Guiseppe will present  "Changing Students' Preconceptions: An International Field Experience for PSU students: German schools, German customs, German epiphanies."  They will examine the professional and personal growth of PSU students as a result of the student behavior, teacher methodologies, and cultural interactions the students observed on a 2 week study abroad in Germany.

The HASS Colloquium Series features informal presentations that serve as opportunities for HASS faculty to share their completed or in-progress research. Faculty will discuss their research in an approximately 15-minute presentation that welcomes dialogue, discussion, and questions. For more information on the HASS Colloquium Series, contact Dr. Holly Ryan, assistant professor of English and Coordinator of the Writing Center, at [email protected] .