Dr Beat Schwendimann
MSc(ETH Zurich), MA(Calif), PhD(Calif)
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Phone: +61 2 9351 3773
Fax: +61 2 9351 5027
Learning sciences, collaborative learning, science education, knowledge visualizations, technology-enhanced learning, inquiry
Beat A. Schwendimann is a postdoctoral research associate in the Laureate team at CoCo. He conducted his PhD in Science and Mathematics Education at the University of California, Berkeley. He holds master degrees in biology and science education. He is an experienced science educator. He spent his Fulbright scholarship as a research fellow at the Center for Technology Enhanced Learning of Science (TELS) where he developed an evolution curriculum using the web-based inquiry science environment (WISE). He is interested in how different forms of knowledge visualizations support learners' collaborative construction of more coherent connections between scientific concepts. His research interests include science education, technology-supported learning environments, inquiry-based learning, collaborative learning, and knowledge visualizations.
Fulbright student scholarship grant (2006)
AERA Graduate Student Seminar Fellow (2010)
ICLS Doctoral Consortium Fellow (2010)
- Clark, D., Schwendimann, B. A., Chang, H., Zhang, H., Tate, E., & Sampson, V. . (2011). Research on critique and argumentation from the technology enhanced learning in science center. In , Perspectives on scientific argumentation: Theory, practice and research. .
- Schwendimann, B. A. (2011). Integrating genotypic and phenotypic ideas of evolution through critique-focused concept mapping. In AERA annual meeting 2011.
- Schwendimann, B. A. (2011). Linking genotypic and phenotypic ideas of evolution through collaborative critique-focused concept mapping. In Proceedings of the 9th international conference on computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL).
- Barth-Cohen, L., Chiu, J., King Chen, J., Schwendimann, B. A., Swanson, H., & White, B. (2010). Towards a taxonomy of explanations in science education. In Proceedings of the international community of the learning sciences (ICLS) conference.
- Schwendimann, B. A. (2010). Mapping biological ideas: Integrating genotypic and phenotypic ideas of evolution through structured critique-focused concept mapping. In Doctoral consortium of the Annual Meeting of the International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS).
- Schwendimann, B. A. (2009). Critiquing concepts maps for a more coherent understanding of biology. In Annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST).
- Schwendimann, B. A. (2011). Mapping biological ideas: Concept maps as knowledge integration tools for human evolution, Dissertation, Berkeley, CA..