Refereed Conference Papers and Presentations

Gebre, E. (2021). The “what”, “why” and “how” of context for literacy education. Paper presented at the biennial Pan African Literacy For All (PALFA) Conference, Lusaka, Zambia.

Gebre, E. (2021). Fostering context-oriented data literacy in secondary education. Paper presented at the biennial Pan African Literacy For All (PALFA) Conference, Lusaka, Zambia.

Gebre, E. (2021). From data literacy to literacy in the age of data: Rethinking data literacy education. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Online

Bailie, A. & Gebre, E. (2021). Professors’ conceptions of reflective learning: A phenomenographic study. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Online

Bailie, A. & Gebre, E. (2020). Conceptions of reflective learning and related instructional strategies in preservice teacher education: A literature review. Paper accepted at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS).Nashville, TN. (Conference cancelled)

Morales, E. & Gebre, E. (2020). Implementing peace education in Colombia: Teachers’ understanding and perceived challenges of Cátedra de la Paz. Paper accepted at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)San Francisco: CA. (Conference cancelled)

Gebre, E. & Baile, A. (2019). Learning with multiple representations and student engagement in secondary education: A preliminary review of literature. Paper presented at the 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Lyon, France.

Gebre, E. & Morales, E. (2019). How “accessible” is open data? Context and support for using open data in schools. Paper (selected for presidential sessions) and presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Toronto: ON.

Gebre, E. (2018). Young adults’ understanding of data: Fostering data literacy through context-oriented design of learning environments. Paper presented at the 2018 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, NY.

Gebre, E. (2018). Arguing with and representing data: Engaging young adults in data-informed science news reporting. Poster presented at the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI, SIGs 20 & 26) Conference, Jerusalem, Israel 

Gebre, E., Morales, E. & Martelli, D. (2018). Data literacy in social studies education. Workshop conducted at the annual conference of BC Social Studies Teachers Association (BCSSTA), Vancouver, BC.

Gebre, E. (2018). Considering social aspects of open data and data science. CSST Decennial Sociotech Futures Symposium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Gebre, E. (2018). Young adults’ understanding and use of data: Insights for learning design and data literacy curriculum. Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI

Morales, E. & Gebre, E. (2018). Open data as educational resource: Considering data literacy initiatives in schools. Learning Together Conference, Simon Fraser University, Surrey, BC

Gebre, E. (2017). Assessing student-generated infographics for scaffolding learning with multiple representations. Paper presented to the 2017 biennial conference of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL). Philadelphia, PA.  

Gebre, E. (2017). Learning with multiple representations: Framing infographics as cognitive tools for authentic learning in science literacy.  Paper presented at the 2017 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX.

Polman, L., Weidler-Lewis, J., Sommer, S., Shade, C., Rubin, A., & Gebre, E. (2017). Representations all the way down: How infographic symbol systems traverse the levels of a distributed activity system for learning. Poster presented at Jean Piaget Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Gebre, E. & Polman, J. L. (2016). Socializing Science: The nature and role of context for developing young adults science literacy. Paper presented at the 2016 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington, DC.

Polman, J. L., Gebre, E., Rubin, A., Hinojosa, L., Sommer, S., and Graville, C. (2016). Organizing data journalism activity in school and community learning environments to contextualize science in life. In Yip, J., Connecting Learners to Place, Space, and Personal Experience with Technology and New Media. American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington, DC. 

Gebre, E. & Polman, J. L. (2015, June). Young adults' use of semiotics in science news infographics. Poster presented at 2015 biennial conference of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Gothenburg, Sweden.

Gebre, E. & Polman, J. L. (2015, April). Characterizing student-generated inscriptional forms in the context of science news infographics authoring. Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL.

Polman, J. L., Whitacre, M., Kohnen, A., Davidson, R., & Gebre, E. (2015, April). Adapting a nascent science and data journalism model to diverse educational contexts over time. In I. Tabak, Prospects and Challenges in Teacher Curricular Adaptation across Disciplines. Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL.

Polman, J. L, Gebre, E., Lamb, R., & Newman, A. (2015, March). Organizing effective feedback processes for students' learning with infographics. Workshop conducted at the 2015 Annual Conference of the National Association of Science Teachers (NSTA), Chicago, IL.

Gebre, E. & Polman, J. L. (2014, April). Collaborative infographics for developing young adults' meta-representational competence. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia, PA.

Polman, J. L., Graville Smith, C., & Gebre, E. (2014, April). Contextualizing science in life through the design and circulation of news infographics. In E. Gebre, Distributing, Learning, and Making STEM Arguments in Public Media. Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Gebre, E. & Polman, J. (2014). Aspects of quality science infographics: Experts' perspective. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Pittsburgh, PA.

Polman, J., Gebre, E., & Graville-Smith, C. (2014). Contextualizing science in life through science news infographic design and publication. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Pittsburgh, PA.

Gebre, E. & Saroyan, A. (2013). Developing instrument for assessing student engagement in technology rich classrooms. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA.

Gebre, E., Bracewell, R. & Saroyan A. (2012). Students’ engagement in technology rich classrooms and professors’ views of effective teaching. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Vancouver, BC.

Gebre, E. & Saroyan, A. (2012). “Instruction” for developing students’ learning independence: The role of technology rich classrooms. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), Montreal, QC.

Gebre, E., Getahun, D., & Saroyan, A. (2011). Perceptions of good university teaching: Faculty and department chairs’ perspectives. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New Orleans, LA.

Saroyan, A., Getahun, D., & Gebre, E. (2011). Understanding academic leadership. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New Orleans, LA.

Azevedo, R., Johnson, A., Burkett, C., Strain, A., Gebre, E. (2011). The effectiveness of pedagogical agents’ prompting and feedback in facilitating self-regulated learning with MetaTutor. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New Orleans, LA.

Strobel, J. & Gebre, E. (2007). Archiving dynamic web-content: Considerations and evaluation of software applications. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association of Educational Communications & Technology, Anaheim, CA.

Strobel, J., Araki, M., Patlik, L. & Gebre, E. (October, 2007). The influence of blogging, a social computing activity, on the conceptual development and epistemological beliefs of students in and outside of university environments. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association of Educational Communications & Technology, Anaheim, CA.

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