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.
The purpose of the Catalyst Grant program is to increase research collaborations between faculty and staff in the College of Education departments and those located at the Friday Institute. A...
Back to School: Helping Children Estimate 6 Feet, Understand Spread of Microbes
Friday Institute Senior Faculty Fellow Gail Jones, Ph.D., offers tips to help ease the transition of returning to school amid the COVID-19 pandemic for parents and caregivers.
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.