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.
College of Education Faculty Contribute to New Handbook of Research on Science Teacher Education
A new book co-edited by Gail Jones, an Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor in the NC State College of Education and senior faculty fellow at the Friday Institute, is providing insights into science teacher education through a thorough review of research related to science teacher preparation, induction and career-long professional learning.
Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Gail Jones Named 2022 AERA Fellow
Gail Jones, an Alumni Distinguished Professor of Science Education in the NC State College of Education and senior faculty fellow at the Friday Institute, has been named a 2022 AERA Fellow — the American Educational Research Association’s highest honor that recognizes exceptional research contributions to education.
Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Gail Jones Selected to Receive NARST 2022 Distinguished Contributions to Science Education through Research Award
Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor and Friday Institute Senior Faculty Fellow Gail Jones, Ph.D., is receiving the NARST 2022 Distinguished Contributions to Science Education through Research Award because of her contributions to the field of science education.