Directory » BUGRAHAN YALVAC

BUGRAHAN YALVAC
Associate Professor
TEACHING, LEARNING & CULTURE
Curriculum Vitae
Research Interests
Authentic science versus classroom science
Faculty Development
How People Learn
Impact of History, Philosophy, & Sociology of Science on Science Education
Research methods
Science, Technology, and Society
Education
Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Science Education, Pennsylvania State University (2005)
M.S., Science Education, Middle East Technical University, Ankara (1998)
B.S., Physics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara (1996)
B.S., Physics Education, Middle East Technical University, Ankara (1996)
COURSES TAUGHT
EDCI602. CULTURAL FNDTNS OF EDUC
2014B
EDCI605. QUAL RSRCH MTHDS IN C&I
2019A,2018C,2014C,2013C,2013A
EDCI644. CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
2020C,2020B,2019B,2019A,2018B
EDCI644. Curriculum Development
2009B
EDCI661. MIXED MTHODS RSCH C&I
2014C
EDCI665. Science Curriculum
2007C,2007A
EDCI665. SCI & MATH CURRICULA
2012C
EDCI666. Lab Meth In Sci Teaching
2009A
EDCI669. SCI EDU IN SOC CONTEXT
2016C
EDCI673. ANLYS OF TCHNG BEHAVR
2013A
EDCI680. PROSEMINAR
2019B
EDCI682. Seminar In
2007C
EDCI684. PROF INTERNSHIP
2019A
EDCI685. DIRECTED STUDIES
2020C,2019B,2018B,2017B,2015B
EDCI685. Directed Studies
2007B
EDCI689. Special Topics In Cog Fndt Math And Sci
2006C
EDCI689. Special Topics In How Peope Lrn Sci
2008B
EDCI689. Special Topics In Scied In Soci Cntx
2009A,2007A
EDCI689. SPECIAL TOPICS IN
2018A
EDCI690. Theory Of C And I Research
2008C,2007A
EDCI690. Theory Research:intro Qual Rsch
2009A,2008A
EDCI692. PROFESSIONAL STUDY
2018C,2016C,2016B,2016A,2015A
EDCI721. HOW PEOPLE LEARN STEM
2020C,2019C,2018C,2017C
EDCI724. SCI MATH TEACH ENGR CONT K-12
2020A
MASC475. INQUIRIES IN PHYSICAL SC
2019C
FORMER DOCTORAL STUDENTS
Jessica Nikola Lee, Ed.D. (Spring 2022)
Emel Kalem, Ph.D. (Fall 2021)
Bobby David Leshikar, Ed.D. (Fall 2021)
Amy Gale Boatman, Ed.D. (Fall 2021)
Catherine Louise Hill (Fall 2020)
Heidi May Baine (Spring 2019)
Joshua Wayner Tabor (Fall 2018)
Bart Taylor (Fall 2018)
Michelle Andrea Hurst (Fall 2018)
Kenneth John Fleming, Jr. (Spring 2017)
Daisy Renee Dailey (Fall 2016)
Dwight Henry Mchazlett,Jr. (Fall 2015)
Bianca Maria Coker (Fall 2015)
Gokhan Ozturk (Summer 2015)
Elif Ozturk (Spring 2015)
Sarah Anderson (Summer 2014)
Muhammet Alpaslan (Summer 2014)
Christopher Lee (Summer 2014)
Mehmet Avar (Spring 2012)
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Journal Articles
Ozturk, E., Yalvac, B., Johnson, M. D., & Peng, X. (2020) Investigating the relationships among engineering practitioners and undergraduate students’ adaptive expertise characteristics and experiences, International Journal of Engineering Education, 36 (5), 1585–1594. [published with student]
Peng, X., Zhang, D., Jackson, M., Yalvac, B., Ketsetzi, A., & Eseryel, E. (2019) Examining the learning by teaching method in computer-aided design instruction, Computer-Aided Design & Applications, 16 (1), 129-139.
*Alpaslan, M.M., & Yalvac, B. (2017). Exploring the anxiety state of the science majoring international graduate students with conditional acceptance in the United States. International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 3(2), 614-623
*Alpaslan, M.M., Yalvac, B., & Loving, C. (2017). High school physics students' personal epistemologies and school science practice. Science & Education 26(7-9), 841-865.
*Alpaslan, M.M., Yalvac, B., & Willson, V. (2017). A meta analytical review of the relationship between personal epistemology and self-regulated learning. Turkish Journal of Education, 6 (2), 48-67
Alpaslan, M, M., Yalvac, B., Loving, C, C., & Willson, V. (2016). Exploring the relationship between high school students' physics-related personal epistemologies and self-regulated learning in Turkey. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 14(2), 297-317.
*Ayar, M. C., & Yalvac, B. (2016) Lessons learned: Authenticity, interdisciplinary, and mentoring for STEM learning environments, International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology, 4(1), 30-43.
Cui, S., Wang, Y., Li, L., Peng, X., & Yalvac, B. (2016) Introducing high performance computing to undergraduate students, Computers in Education Journal, 26(4), 104-112.
*Tuysuz, M., Bektas, O., Geban, O., *Ozturk, G., & Yalvac, B. (2016) Pre-service physics and chemistry teachers' conceptual integration of physics and chemistry concepts, Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science, & Technology Education, 12(6), 1549-1568.
*Alpaslan, M. M., Yalvac, B., & Loving, C. C. (2015). Curriculum reform movements and science textbooks: A retrospective examination of 6th grade science textbooks. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science, & Technology Education, 11(2), pp 207-216.
*Ayar, M. C., Bauchspies, W. K., & Yalvac, B. (2015) Examining interpretive studies of science: Meta-ethnography, Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 15(1), 253-265.
*Ayar, M., & Yalvac, B. (2015) Lessons Learned: Authenticity, Interdisciplinary, and Mentoring for STEM Learning Environments, International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology, 4(1), 30-43. DOI:10.18404/ijemst.78411
*Han, S., Yalvac, B., Capraro, M. M., & Capraro, R. M. (2015). In-service tachers' implementation and understanding of STEM project based learning. EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 11(1), 63-76
*Liu, K, Peng, X., *McGary, P., Yalvac, B., *Ozturk, E., Johnson, M. D., & *Valverde, L. (2015) Integration of contextual exercises in computer-aided design education, Computer-Aided Design and Applications, 12(1), 13-21, DOI: 10.1080/16864360.2015.1077071
*Ayar, M. C., Aydeniz, M., & Yalvac, B. (2014). Analyzing science activities in force and motion concepts: A design of an immersion unit, International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education. Published Online First, DOI: 10.1007/s10763-013-9476-y. [ISSN: 1571-0068]
Ayar, M. C., Bauchspies, W. K., & Yalvac, B. (2014). Exploring Social Dynamics in School Science Context, SAGE Open, Sep 2014, 4(3), 1-10, DOI: 10.1177/2158244014550619
Han, S., Yalvac, B., Capraro, M. M., & Capraro, R. M. (2014). In-service teachers implementation and understanding of project based learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields: A mixed analysis. EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 10(6), 219-227
Peng, X., *McGary, P., *Ozturk, E., Yalvac, B., Johnson, M., & *Lauralee, L. M. (2014) Analyzing adaptive expertise and contextual exercise in computer-aided design. Computer-Aided Design and Application, 11 (5): 597-607. [ISSN 1686-4360]
Arghode, V., Yalvac, B., & Liew, J. (2013). Teacher empathy and science education: A collective case study. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science, & Technology Education, 9, 89-99
Peng, X., McGary, P., Johnson, M., Yalvac, B., & *Ozturk, E., (2012) Assessing novice computer-aided model creation and alteration. Computer-Aided Design and Application, PACE, 2, 9-19
*Sokolowski, A., Yalvac, B., & Loving, C. (2011). Science modeling in pre-calculus: How to make mathematics problems contextually meaningful, International Journal of Mathematics Education in Science and Technology 42(3), 238-297
Yalvac, B., Soylu, F., & Arikan, A., (2011). Embodied cognition and education. ETHOS: Dialogues in Philosophy and Social Science 4(1), 1-20
McKenna, A. F., Yalvac, B., & Light, G. J. (2009). The role of collaborative reflection on shaping engineering faculty teaching approaches. Journal of Engineering Education,.
McKenna, A. F., & Yalvac, B. (2007). Characterizing engineering faculty's teaching approaches. Teaching in Higher Education, 12(3), 405-418.
Yalvac, B., Smith, H. D., Hirsch, P., & Troy, J. (2007). Promoting advanced writing skills in an upper-level engineering class. Journal of Engineering Education, 96(2), 117-128.
Yalvac, B., Tekkaya, C., Cakiroglu, J., & Kahyaoglu, E. (2007). Turkish pre-service science teachers' views on science-technology-society issues. International Journal of Science Education, 29(3), 331-348.
Kolikant, B.Y., McKenna, A. F., & Yalvac, B. (2006). The emergence of a community of practice in engineering education. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 108, 7-16
Yalvac, B., Smith, H. D., Hirsch, P., & Birol, G. (2006). Teaching writing in a laboratory-based engineering course with a "How People Learn" framework. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 108, 59-73.
Book Chapters
*Tabo, J. W., Capraro, M. M., & Yalvac, B. (2017). Where have all the tablets gone? An examination of the technology purchasing habits of suburban Texas school districts. In M. Pehlivan and W. Wu (Eds.), Research Highlights in Education and Science 2017. (pp. 101-113). Ames, IA: International Society for Research in Education and Science (ISRES) Publishing.
Liew, J., Chang, Y. Kelly, L., and Yalvac, B. (2010). Self-regulated and social emotional learning in the multitasking generation. In Sahhuseyinoglu, D. and Dzintra, I. (Eds.), How Do Children Learn Best? (pp. 62-70). Ankara: Children's Research Center
Other Publications and Presentations
Ayar, M. C., & Yalvac, B. (2018). Interdisciplinary Approaches in Science and Technology Studies (STS): Learning Environment Design. In D. Akgunduz and H. Ertepinar (Eds.) Stem Education in Theory and Practice. Istanbul: Ani Publishing.
McKenna, A. F., Yalvac, B., & Light, G. J. (Jan, 2009). Time to Reflect: Learning Specialists Help Point the Way to Better Teaching. Prism, p. 51.
Yalvac, B., Ehlig-Economides, C., Brooks, L. A., & Smith, D. (2009) "An international, interdisciplinary, and dynamic approach to teaching energy utilization and sustainability, "Proceedings of the International Symposium on Engineering Education and Educational Technologies (EEET).
RESEARCH PROJECTS
Connecting STEM Education across the U.S. with the Internet of Things
Co-I. National Science Foundation (Federal)
2020-09-01 — 2025-08-31
Mechatronics to supply chain technology- A program and a Pathway for Production Engineering
Co-PI. National Science Foundation (Federal)
2020-01-01 — 2022-12-31
Improving Teaching of Robotics using Augmented Reality and Robotic Programming
PI. Prairie View A&M University - NSF (Federal)
2019-12-15 — 2022-12-14
Enhancing Evidence-Based Pedagogies with Maker Culture in STEM Education
PI. Prairie View A&M University - USDE (Federal)
2018-10-01 — 2021-09-30
Faculty Development Leave
PI. TAMU Dean of Faculties (State)
2017-01-01 — 2017-05-31
The MENTORS (Model Education Networks to Optimize Rural Science) Project
Co-I (). Texas A&M University Health Science Center - NIH (Federal)
2016-08-15 — 2021-07-31
Catapult Round 2 - Follow-up Snook ISD as a CEHD Lab School Project Mission (Funded amount $30,345)
Co-PI (). TAMU College of Education & Human Development (State)
2016-05-01 — 2017-05-31
The MENTORS (Model Education Networks to Optimize Rural Science) Project
Co-PI (). Texas A&M University Health Science Center - NIH (Federal)
2016-04-01 — 2021-03-31
Catapult Round 1 - Exploration of Snook ISD as a CEHD Lab School Project (Funded amount $11,911)
Co-PI (). TAMU College of Education & Human Development (State)
2016-02-01 — 2016-12-31
Faculty Fellowship for STEM Education and Innovation
PI. Texas A&M Foundation (Private)
2015-09-01 — 2018-08-31
Widening Implementation of Evidence-Based Pedagogies in STEM Education
PI. Prairie View A&M University - USDE (Federal)
2014-10-01 — 2019-09-30
Targeted Infusion Project: Building a Learner-centered Cyberlearning Environment in Computer-aided Design Education
PI. Prairie View A&M University - NSF (Federal)
2014-09-01 — 2019-06-30
Collaborative Research: Assessing the Effect of Contextual Exercises on Student Adoption of Expert CAD Modeling Techniques
Co-PI. National Science Foundation (Federal)
2011-10-01 — 2014-09-30
CCLI: Collaborative Research - Live Energy
Co-PI. National Science Foundation (Federal)
2010-10-01 — 2013-09-30
Learning Environment Research Team in Geoscience
Co-PI (). National Science Foundation (Federal)
2007-09-01 — 2012-08-31
Reading, Writing-Energy
Co-PI. National Science Foundation (Federal)
2007-01-01 — 2008-08-31
AWARDS
STEM Education and Innovation Research Award. STEM Award. (2015)
EDITORSHIPS
Managing Editor, Journal of Teacher Education
Editorial Board Member. Science Education Review (2002)
LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
Chair. TLAC Award Committee.
Chair. Graduate Scholarship Committee. (2011)
Chair. Science Education Cognate in TLAC. (2013)