Mihwa Park

Clinical Assistant Professor

Learning and Instruction

 561 Baldy Hall
 716-645-1007
 mihwapar@buffalo.edu


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Educational Background

  • PhD, Science Education, University at Buffalo

Courses

  • LAI 531: Science Curricular: Current Approaches
  • LAI 534: Measurement and Evaluation of STEM Instruction
  • LAI 619: Methods of Teaching Science Grades 5-12
  • LAI 638: Introduction to Graduate Studies in Learning and Instruction
  • LAI 657: Analysis of Quantitative Research I


Publications in Refereed Journals

Park, M., Liu, X., Smith, E., & Waight, M. (2017). The effect of computer models as formative assessment on student understanding of the nature of models. Chemistry Education Research and Practice, DOI: 10.1039/C7RP00018a.

Park, M., Liu, X., & Waight, N. (2017). Development of the connected chemistry as formative assessment pedagogy for high school chemistry teaching. Journal of Chemical Education, 94(3), 273-281.

Park, M. & Liu, X. (2016). Assessing understanding of the energy concept in different science disciplines. Science Education, 100(3), 483-516.

Park, M. & Johnson, J. (2016). Evaluation of students’ energy conception in environmental science. International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 11(12), 5572-5590.

Waight, N., Liu, X., Gregorius, R. M., Smith, E., & Park, M. (2014). Teacher conceptions and approaches associated with an immersive instructional implementation of computer based models and assessment in a secondary chemistry classroom. International Journal of Science Education, 36(3), 467-505.

Liu, X., Waight, N., Gregorius, R., Smith, E. & Park, M. (2012). Developing computer model-based assessment of chemical reasoning: A feasibility study. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 31(3), 259-281.

Park, M. H., Song, J. W., & Lee, G. H. (2011). An analysis of reflective thinking of pre-service teachers during a Science Methodology Course. The SNU Journal of Education Research, 20, 91-120.

Park, M., Lee, J., Lee, G., & Song, J. (2007). Conceptual definition and types of reflective thinking on science teaching: Focus on the pre-service teachers. Journal of the Korean Association for Research in Science Education, 27(1), 70-83.

Book Chapters

Liu, X.. & Park, M. (2014). Contextual dimensions of the energy concept and implications for energy teaching and learning. In R.F. Chen et al. (Eds.), Teaching and learning of energy in K-12 education (pp175-186). New York, NY: Springer.


Grant

GSE SEED Grant: Maximizing External Grant Application Success (MEGAS), July, 2016- August, 2017, PI, Project: Developing a Formative Assessment System using Computer-Simulation and Computerized Test Analysis for a First-year Undergraduate Introductory Physics Course.


Selected Presentations

Park, M. (April, 2017). Patterns of college students’ energy understanding across science disciplines. A paper presented at the 2017 annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Park, M. (April, 2017). What’s important: An analysis of student comments on physics professors on RateMyProfessors.com. A paper presented at the 2017 annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST).

Park, M., Urban-Lurain, M., & Haudek, K. (2015, April). Computerized lexical analysis of students' written responses for diagnosing conceptual understanding of energy. A paper presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). April 13, 2015, Chicago, IL.

Park, M., Liu, X., & Johnson, J. A. (2015, April). Toward understanding the relationship between the learning progression of energy and scientific disciplines. A paper presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). April 14, 2015, Chicago, IL.

Park, M. & Liu, X. (2014, April). Assessing students’ understanding of the energy concept across science disciplines. A paper presented at the 2014 annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA). April, 4, 2014, Philadelphia, PA.

Park, M. & Johnson, J. A. (2014, March). Exploring students’ understanding of the energy concept in environmental science context. A paper presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). March 31, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA.

Borda, E., Park, M., & Liu, X. (2014, March). Improving upon the chemistry concepts inventory: Towards a state-of-the-art summative assessment instrument in chemistry. A paper presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). March 30, 2014. Pittsburgh, PA.

Waight, N., Liu, X., Gregorius, R. & Park. M. (2013, April). Computer-based models in chemistry classrooms: Using visual literacy to decode and translate model representations. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), April 7, 2013, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

Liang, L. L., Liu, X. & Park, M. (2012, March). Chemistry concept inventory: Is it appropriate for summative assessment? A paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), March 27, 2012, Indianapolis, IN.

Liu, X. & Park, M. (2012, March). Symposium- Towards a learning progression of energy procedures, and pedagogical issues to reposition literacy in scientific literacy. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), March 28, 2012, Indianapolis, IN.

Waight, N., Liu, X., Gregorius, R., Smith, E., & Park, M. (2011. April). Enactment of computer-based models and model-based assessment: Multiple modes of instruction and levels of representation in a secondary chemistry classroom. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), April 3, 2011, Orlando, FL.

Liu, X., Waight, N., Gregorius, R., Smith, E., & Park, M. (2011. April). Developing computer model-based assessment of learning progression. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), April 3, 2011, Orlando, FL.

Park, M., Lee, J., Lee, G., & Song, J. (2006. Nov). Types of preservice science teachers’ reflective thinking on teaching. The International Conference on Science Education for the Next Society (ICSENS), Seoul, Korea. *Outstanding Presentation Award.