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Andrew Elby ( Ph.D, University of California, Berkeley)
Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL)
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Studies student and teacher epistemologies and their influence on how 'inquiry' plays out in the science classroom.
Andy Elby studied Philosophy (M.Phil., University of Cambridge), Physics (M.A., University of California - Berkeley) and Philosophy of Physics (Ph.D., UC Berkeley), before turning to science education. He taught physics for several years before coming to the University of Maryland.
Dr. Elby is best known for work with David Hammer on a "resources" based cognitive model of student and teacher epistemologies, and for research and curriculum development aimed at fostering both conceptual and epistemological development in introductory physics students. He has received awards for outstanding mentoring of graduate students from the UMD Graduate School and outstanding refereeing of journal articles from both the American Physical Society and the American Educational Research Association.