Dr. Kristin Cook

Dr. Kristin Cook (email) is an Assistant Professor of Science Education. She received her doctoral degree at Indiana University in Curriculum & Instruction specializing in Science Education and Environmental Sciences. Kristin began her career as a public high school biology teacher and continues to spend a great deal of time in the classroom. She serves as a professional developer and consultant for both STEM- focused school reform and project-based learning development. Kristin’s research focuses on engaging students and pre-service teachers with the community of science through the exploration of socio-scientific inquiry. She has authored several manuscripts and book chapters, most recently including Can We Really Make a Difference? Teacher’s Experience with Socio-scientific Issues Aiming for Democratic Participation in Science in the book EcoJustice, Citizen Science and Youth Activism, as well as Listening to the Learners: Proposing the Tool of Photovoice for Engaging Students in Community-Based Socio-scientific Inquiry featured in Science Scope. At Bellarmine University, she currently teaches Secondary Science Methods and School Health, Nutrition, and Physical Education.

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