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Nordine, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Nordine

Prof. Dr.
Physics Education


phone +49-(0)431-880-3126
address Olshausenstraße 62, D-24118 Kiel
room 229


2007 Ph.D. in Science Education, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
2005 M.A. in Educational Administration and Policy, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
1998 M.A.T. in Secondary School Teaching, Trinity University
1997 B.A. in Physics, Trinity University

Professional Activity

2015-present Associate Professor (with tenure), Department of Physics Education, Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN) at the University of Kiel
2014-2015 Visiting Professor, Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN) at the University of Kiel
2013-2014 Chief Scientist, San Antonio Children’s Museum, USA
2009-2013 Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Trinity University, Texas, USA
2007-2009 Dean of Instruction for Mathematics and Science, International School of the Americas, San Antonio, Texas, USA
1998-2002 Physics Teacher, Northside Independent School District, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Research Interests

o The role of curriculum materials in promoting students’ understanding of energy
Preparation for future learning
Science teacher training

Current Projects

Exploring Potential Learning Trajectories for the Energy Concept in Middle School (US National Science Foundation)

Selected Publications

Norman, P., & Nordine, J. C. (in press). Improving Elementary Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning: Lessons from a School-University Partnership. School-University Partnerships.
Nordine, J. (Ed.). (2016). Teaching energy across the sciences, K-12. Arlington, VA: National Science Teachers Association.
Nordine, J. C., Breidenstein, A., Chapman, A., & McCool, P. (2015). Cultivating Outstanding Physics Teacher Mentorship. In E. Brewe & C. Sandifer (Eds.), Recruiting and Educating Future Physics Teachers: Case Studies and Effective Practices (pp. 245–256). College Park, MD: American Physical Society.
Chen, R., Eisenkraft, A., Fortus, D., Krajcik, J. S., Neumann, K., Nordine, J. C., & Scheff, A. (Eds.). (2014). Teaching and Learning of Energy in K-12 Education. New York, NY: Springer.
Nordine, J. C., & Torres, R. (2013). Enhancing Science Kits With The Driving Question Board. Science & Children, 50(8), 57–61.
Nordine, J., Krajcik, J., & Fortus, D. (2011). Transforming energy instruction in middle school to support integrated understanding and future learning. Science Education, 95(4), 670–699.
Nordine, J. C. (2011). Motivating Calculus-Based Kinematics Instruction with Super Mario Bros. The Physics Teacher, 49(6), 380.

Publications in the research information system

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