Dr. Jones is a professor of science education. Her teaching focuses on science teacher preparation and research in teaching and learning science. Dr. Jones’ research focuses on learning science in a variety of sociocultural contexts. Her research examines how a number of subgroups learn, including gender, minorities and students with visual impairments. Recently Dr. Jones has conducted a series of studies that examine nanoscale science education. She directs the Innovations in STEM Education Research Group that is investigating how people learn scale and scaling, the role of haptics (touch) in learning, and effective strategies for learning nanoscale science. Dr. Jones also investigates virtual reality interfaces for learning science.
Creating Sense of Awe Increases Student Interest in Science and Provides Comfort With Uncertainty
North Carolina science educators learned how they can use awe to increase their students' interest and motivation to learn science during a daylong virtual workshop.
Marbles Kids Museum, Families and Museums Exploring (FAME) Partnership to Receive Award from N.C. Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center
A partnership between our Families and Museums Exploring (FAME) project and Marbles Kids Museum that gave North Carolina families a chance to participate in STEM-related activities will be recognized with an award from the North Carolina Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center this spring.
Friday Institute Partners with Vance County Schools to Bring Immersive Virtual Reality Technology Into Science Classrooms
With the help of a team from the NC State College of Education and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, students at Vance County Schools have had the opportunity to conduct scientific investigations in ways that were never possible before.