Directory » MICHAEL CLOUGH
Professor of Science Education
History and nature of science in science education
Research-based science pedagogy
Dr. Michael Clough taught high school biology and chemistry for seven years before moving to a university research and teaching faculty position. He has received several awards for his teaching and scholarship, including the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) Outstanding Science Teacher Educator of the Year award. His 67 peer-reviewed publications, 93 other publications, and 350 presentations and workshops address: (1) the role of history and nature of science and technology in improving STEM education, STEM teacher education, and public STEM literacy; (2) research-based pedagogical decision-making; (3) science teachers' crucial role in effective STEM education; (4) effective laboratory instruction; and (5) the synthesis, criticism, and clarification of extant knowledge and research in STEM education. He is a former president of the International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching (IHPST) organization (IHPST.net), former Associate Editor of the Journal of Research in Science Teaching (Impact Factor: 3.210 and ISI Journal Citation Reports  Ranking 11/238, Education & Educational Research), presently an Editorial Board member of the journal Science & Education (Impact Factor: 1.265), and current Editor of the Springer book series "Science: Philosophy, History and Education".
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EDCI668. HIST & CULTURE SCIENCE
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Books and Monographs
Yan, S., Scaramuzzo, P., Clough, M. P., & Slattery, P. (2019). Moral education in troubled times: Insights from Barad, Levinas, and Baumann. In S. L. Raye., S. Masta., S. T. Cook., & J. Burdick (Eds.), Ideating pedagogy in troubled times: Approaches to identity, theory, teaching, and research. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Press.
Herman, B. C., Olson, J. K. & Clough, M. P. (2019). The Role of Informal Support Networks in Teaching the Nature of Science. Research in Science Education, 49(1), 191-218. DOI 10.1007/s11165-016-9610-2.
Pleasants, J., Clough, M. P., Olson, J. K., & Miller, G. (2019). Fundamental issues regarding the nature of technology: Implications for STEM education. Science & Education. 28(3-5), 561-597. DOI: 10.1007/s11191-019-00056-y
Herman, B. C., Clough, M. P. & Olson, J. K. (2017). Pedagogical Reflections by Secondary Science Teachers at Different NOS Implementation Levels. Research in Science Education, 47(1), 161-184. DOI: 10.1007/s11165-015-9494-6. Available at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11165-015-9494-6.
Herman, B. C., Olson, J. K., & Clough, M. P. (2017). The role of informal support networks in teaching the nature of science. Research in Science Education. DOI 10.1007/s11165-016-9610-2
Wilcox, J., Kruse, J.W., & Clough, M.P. (2017). Blending In: Using an adaptation activity to integrate math and science. Science & Children. 54(9), 60-66.
Clough, M.P. (2017). History and Nature of Science in Science Edcuation. Chapter 3 in Taber, K. & Akpan, B. (Eds) Science education: An international course companion, pp 39-51. Rottterdam, The Netherlands, Sense Publishers.
Innovations in Teaching Science Teachers Award. This award is given by "Association for Science Teacher Education". (2017)
Associate Editor. Journal of Research in Science Teaching (2015 - 2020)
Editorial Board Member. Science and Education (2017 - 2020)