Susan Yoon


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Assistant Professor of Education
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Dr. Yoon is pursuing several lines of research including investigating curricular applications and learning outcomes of using social network graphs in decision-making about socio-scientific issues; understanding the dynamics of copying mechanisms (memetic processes) in learning environments; constructing a complex systems learning progression, applying complex systems processes in teacher professional development programs; and understanding affordances and constraints to access and retention of K-12 and students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields of study.
University of Pennsylvania (Penn)

This proposal will develop and test an open-access, online system of professional development for high school biology teachers in order to build pedagogical competencies for teaching about complex systems and to support the application of those competencies in high school biology classrooms.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

This project will investigate how complex systems concepts supported by innovative curricular resources, technology applications and a comprehensive research and development structure can assist student learning in the domain of biology by providing a unifying theme across scales of time and space. The project seeks to address four areas of critical need in STEM education: biological sciences, complex systems, computational modeling, and equal access for all.

University of Pennsylvania (Penn)

This project will investigate the professional development supports needed for teaching bioinformatics at the high school level. The project team will work with biology and mathematics teachers to co-design instructional modules to engage students with core bioinformatics concepts and computational literacies, by focusing on local community health issues supported through mobile learning activities. The overarching goal of the project is to help create an engage population of informatics-informed students who are capable of critically analyzing information and able to solve local problems related to their health and well-being.