Prof. Edmund A. Marek

John W. Renner Science Education Center

University of Oklahoma, USA

Presidential Professor and Director


1997 Ph.D., Science Education, Ecology, University of Oklahoma, USA

Publications (Selected)

  1. Gerber, B.L., E.A. Marek and E. Martin. 2011. Designing research-based professional development for elementary school science and mathematics. Educational Research International. Volume 2011, ID 908014, doi:10.1155/2011/908014.
  2. Yates, T. and E. A. Marek. 2014. Teachers teaching misconceptions: A study of factors contributing to high school biology students' acquisition of biological evolution-related misconceptions. Evolution: Education and Outreach. 7:7 (20 pages)
  3. Betzner, J. and E. A. Marek. 2014. Teacher and student perceptions of Earth science and its educational value in secondary schools. Creative Education. 5(11): 1019-1031.
  4. Yates, T. and Marek, E. 2015. A study identifying biological evolution-related misconceptions held by pre-biology high school students. Creative Education. 6: 811-834, doi: 10.4236/ce.2015.68085.
  5. de Armendi, A., E. A. Marek, A. Butt, E. Kosik, K. Konrad, and D. Zhao. 2015. Effects of lecture, simulations, or both on immediate and long-term learning in health care students. European Journal of Anaesthesiology. 32(e-53 Proceedings): 437-438.
  6. Math Science Partnership Grant, 2014-16, “Thinking and Doing: Science and Mathematics Grades 6-8”,[Speaker, Proposal Advisor and Project Evaluator] Valdosta State University, GA.

  7. "Cultural Practices Impact n Muslim elementary School Pupils’ Conceptions of Nationally-set Astronomy Concepts”, 2014, Association of Science Teacher Educators, San Antonio, TX. (with Walid Shihabi)

  8. “Effects of lecture, simulation, or both on immediate and long-term learning in health care students”, 2015, Euroanaesthesia 2015 Congress, Berlin, Germany, 30 May–2 June 2015. (with Alberto de Hernandez et al.)

  9. "Inquiry Sciences for Santa Fe South Charter School”, 2015, Oklahoma City, OK

  10. Gerber, B.L, and E.A. Marek. 2012. A Model Intervention program for secondary school education. Educational Research International. Volume 2012, Article ID 189630, doi:10.1155/2012/189630.

  11. Laubach, T.A., Crofford, G. and & E.A. Marek. 2012. Exploring Native American students’ perceptions of scientists. International Journal of Science Education. DOI: 10.1080/ 09500693.2012.689434.
  12. Yates, T. B. and E.A. Marek. 2013. Is Oklahoma really OK? A regional study of the prevalence of biological evolution-related misconceptions held by introductory biology teachers, Evolution: Education and Outreach. (20 pages).
  13. De Armendi, A. J. and E. A. Marek. 2013. Pedagogical shifts in medical health education, Creative Education. 4(6):20-22.
  14. Marek, E.A., D.M. Askey and M.R. Abraham. 2000. Student absences during learning cycle phases: A technological alternative for make-up work in laboratory based high school chemistry. International Journal of Science Education. 22(10):1055-1068
  15. Proto, C. and E. A. Marek. 2000. Dissecting light. Science Scope. 23(7):14-16.
  16. Gerber, B.L., E.A. Marek and A.M. Cavallo. 2001. Development of an informal learning opportunities assay. International Journal of Science Education. 23(6):569-583.
  17. Gerber, B.L., A.M. Cavallo and E.A. Marek. 2001. Relationships among informal learning environments, teaching procedures and scientific reasoning ability. International Journal of Science Education. 23(5):535-549.
  18. Marek, E.A., R.D. Boram, T. Laubach and B.L. Gerber. 2002. Conceptual understandings resulting from interactive science exhibits. Journal of Elementary Science Education. 14(2):39-51.
  19. Marek, E.A. and S. Thomas. 2002. Water, water, everywhere. Science Scope. 25(7):42-44.
  20. Marek, E.A., T.A. Laubach and J. Pedersen. 2003. Preservice elementary school teachers’ understandings of theory based science education. Journal of Science Teacher Education. 14(3):287-313.
  21. Cavallo, A.M.L., J. McNeely and E.A. Marek. 2003. Eliciting students' understanding of chemical reactions using two forms of open-ended questions during a learning cycle. International Journal of Science Education. 25(5):583-603.
  22. Marek, E.A. and J. Patterson. 2004. Using a laser learning cycle to help students see the light. Electronic Journal of Science Education. Vol. 7, No. 2.
  23. Chavez, L., A.M.L. Cavallo and E.A. Marek. 2005. Exploring the chemistry of acid rain. Electronic Journal of Science Education. Vol. 7, No. 3.
  24. Maier, S.J. and E.A. Marek. 2006. The learning cycle: A re-introduction. The Physics Teacher. 44(2):109-113.
  25. Marek E.A. and B. Howell. 2006. Game time!: Introduce predator-prey relationships and more with classic playground games. Science and Children. 44(3):48-50.
  26. McCann, F., Marek, E.A., Pedersen, J. and C. Falsarella. 2007. Bringing life science to life at an after school "tradeshow". Science and Children. 45(4):26-29.
  27. Marek, E.A., S.J. Maier and F. McCann. 2008. Assessing understanding of the learning cycle: The ULC. Journal of Science Teacher Education. 19(4):375-389.
  28. Marek, E.A. 2008. Why the learning cycle? Journal of Elementary Science Education. 20(3):63-69.
  29. Marek, E.A., M. Carrington, D.P. Everson, A. Johnson and L.M. Mescolotto. 2008. Why we shouldn’t ‘teach the controversy’ in science. Forum on Public Policy. Oxford, England.
  30. Marek E.A., Mulvihill, C. and D. Bel.l 2009. Extracting the max from a DNA extraction. Science Scope. 32(5):36-39.
  31. Marek, E.A. 2009 CHAPTER 8: Genesis and evolution of the learning cycle [in The World of Science Education: North America, Eds., K. Tobin and M. Roth], Sense Publishers: Netherlands.
  32. Marek, E.A. and C.A. Parker. 2010. Safely caring for animals during inquiry investigations: Exploring microecosystems. International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education. 1(1): 81-84.
  33. Carlsen, B.A. and E.A. Marek. 2010. Why do athletes drink sports drinks? The Science Teacher. 77(9):48-52.

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