Eric (Rick) Worch

Eric (Rick) Worch, Ph.D.

  • Position: Curriculum & Teaching Masters Coordinator/Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-7365
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  • Address: 543 Education

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Ph.D., Indiana University, Anthropology and Curriculum & Instruction in Science Education, 1998

M.A., Indiana University, Anthropology, 1995

M.A.T., Indiana University, General Science, 1991

B.A., Indiana University, Biology, 1981

Play in human and nonhuman primates, lesson study with preservice and inservice teachers, and acquisition of pedagogical content knowledge.

Science Methods for the Inclusive Early Childhood Classroom
Advanced Methods in Elementary School Science
Advanced Pedagogy and Best Practices
Qualitative Approaches to Classroom Inquiry
Issues and Trends in Curriculum and Instruction

Brahier, D. J., Newstead, S., & Worch, E. A. (in press). Applying action research to playwork practice. Journal of Playwork Practice4(2).
Duran, E., Worch, E., Boros, A., & Keeley, P. (in press). Let’s get charged up: batteries, bulbs, and electric circuits - Using formative assessment probes in 6E electrical circuits lessons to address the needs of all learners. Science and Children.
Worch, E. A., Duran, E., Duran, L. B., & Burgoon, J. N. (in press). A Comparison of Facilitated and Unfacilitated Administration of the Beliefs About Learning Environments (BALE) Instrument. Journal of Advances in Education Research.
Worch, E. A., Duran, E., Duran, L. B. (2016). An analysis of elementary science teachers’ beliefs regarding inquiry science teaching. World Journal of Educational Research3(1), 182-199.
Li, L., Worch, E., Zhou, Y., & Aguiton, R. (2015). How and why digital native teachers use technology in the classroom: An explanatory sequential mixed methods study. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning9(2), Article 9.

President – The Association for the Study of Play
Associate Editor – Journal of Playwork Practice
Reviewer – International Journal of Early Years Education, International Journal of Play, School Science and Mathematics, Science and Children, International Journal of Primatology

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