Peng He

Professional Title
Assistant Research Professor
About Me (Bio)
Peng He is a research assistant professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education at Michigan State University. His research focuses on developing and testing science learning systems consisting of curriculum, assessment, instruction, and professional learning with innovative technologies (e.g., AI). Before his work at MSU, He was an assistant professor of chemistry education at Northeast Normal University in China. He is currently the Principal Investigator of the NSF project, "Developing and Testing a Learning Progression for Middle School Physical Science Incorporating Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices, and Crosscutting Concepts.”
Citations of DRK-12 or Related Work (DRK-12 work is denoted by *)

He, P., Shin, N., & Krajcik, J. (in press). Developing three-dimensional learning progressions of energy, interaction, and matter at middle school level: A design-based research. In Jin, H., Yan, D., & Krajcik, J. Handbook for Science Learning Progression Research.  

He, P. Shin, N. Kaldaras L., & Krajcik, J. (in press). Integrating artificial intelligence into learning progression-based learning systems to support student knowledge-in-use: Opportunities and challenges. In Jin, H., Yan, D., & Krajcik, J. Handbook for Science Learning Progression Research. 

He, P., Zhai, X., Shin, N., Krajcik, J. (2023). Applying Rasch measurement to assess knowledge-in-use in science education. In: Liu, X., Boone, W.J. (eds) Advances in Applications of Rasch Measurement in Science Education. Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education, vol 57. Springer, Cham. 

Michigan State University (MSU)

This project will develop and test a learning progression for middle school physical science that incorporates the three dimensions identified in Next Generation of Science Standards (NGSS): the Disciplinary Core Ideas of matter, interaction, and energy; the Science and Engineering Practices of constructing explanations and developing and using models; and the Crosscutting Concepts of cause and effect and systems and system models. Bringing together all three NGSS dimensions is an innovation that allows for the project to explore the variety of learning pathways that students may follow as they apply scientific knowledge and practices to make sense of compelling phenomena or solve complex problems.