Lemberger, John, Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy University of Wisconsin Madison - 1995
Office: Nursing Education 208A
Areas of Expertise:
Science Inquiry as a Tool for Instruction
Prior to entering the doctorate program at UW, Dr. Lemberger taught science at the high school level for three years. Subjects taught were physical science and biology. Some of this teaching was in a stand alone ED program in Fond du Lac. Additionally, Dr. Lemberger spent several years as a substitute teacher for the Wild Rose School District. Dr. Lemberger had the opportunity to substitute teach in almost all subject areas and grade levels. This greatly expanded his vision of what teaching is all about.
Dr. Lemberger has developed a line of research on conceptual change learning and teaching that includes several presentations and publications. Dr. Lemberger also has eight years of experience helping in-service and pre-service teachers learn how to teach for conceptual change. From this prior work, it has become apparent that more knowledgeabout the personal epistemologies that students use to support misconceptions is necessary to develop new, moer effective conceptual change teaching strategies. Current conceptual change teaching strategies have had mixed results suggesting that some important variables have been overlooked. Dr. Lemberger's current research on personal epistemology will provide further insight into the kind of teaching strategies needed to move students' thinking toward more scientific conceptions of natural phenomena.
Date of First Employment at UW Oshkosh: Fall 1995
Years of P-12 Experience: 3 Years
Classes Typically Taught:
Secondary Science Teaching Methods
Elementary Science Teaching Methods
Clinical and Student Teaching Supervision