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Marc Schwartz

[Marc Schwartz]

Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
Last Updated: August 7, 2020
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Education

Education

    • 2000 EdD in Learning and Teaching
      Harvard University, 2000
    • 1983 MED in Science Education
      Univ New Hampshire Manchester, 1983
    • 1982 BS in Environmental Sciences
      Univ New Hampshire Manchester, 1982

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

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    • July 2014 to June 2016 Conference: Collaboration, Advancement and Translation in Mind, Brain and Education sponsored by  -  $25741
      (Funded)

Publications


      In Process
      2018
      • Neuroscience knowledge enriches pedaogical choices.
        [Schwartz, Marc, Hinesley, V, Chang, Z, Dubinsky, JM, ]. Mind, Brain and Education.

      2017
      • Acting as One: The Power of the Professional Community
        [Schwartz, Marc]. American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. Tampa, Florida.
      • Atlanta, Georgia
        [Schwartz, Marc]. The Comparative and International Education Society. Atlanta, Georgia.
      • MBE Models and Implications for Social Justice
        [Schwartz, Marc]. .” XIV Congreso Nacional de Investigación Educativa. The Mexican Council of Educational Research, (Nov 21-24)..
      • “Promising Instructional Practices: Using a ‘Promising’ Analytical framework, Interactive App & Microdevelopmental Data.”
        [Schwartz, Marc]. The Comparative and International Education Society. Atlanta, Georgia.

      2016
      • Coordinating, Understanding, and Conducting Research Across Multiple Contexts
        [Schwartz, Marc]. The Comparative and International Education Society. Vancouver, Canada..
      • The Problem Spaces We Inhabit: How We Make Tough Choices
        [Schwartz, Marc]. American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. Las Vegas, Nevada.
      • Translational Work in Mind, Brain and Education: Mapping the Field
        [Schwartz, Marc]. The International Mind, Brain and Education Society, Fifth Biennial Conference. Toronto, Canada.

      2015
      • Innovative Collaboration through the Mind, Brain and Education Research Schools Network
        [Schwartz, Marc]. Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education. Frisco, Texas.
      • Mind, Brain and Education: Identifying Educational Challenges and Solutions
        [Schwartz, Marc]. American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. Atlanta, Georgia.

      2014
      • Collaboration, Translation and Advancement in Mind, Brain and Education
        [Schwartz, Marc]. International Mind, Brain and Education Society, Fourth Biennial Conference. Fort Worth, Texas.
      • The Illusion of Understanding: In Classrooms and Beyond
        [Schwartz, Marc]. Invited Presentation. International Symposium on cutting-edge research of Early Child Developmen. Nanjing, China.

      2013
      • Challenges to Translation in MBE: Numerosity
        [Schwartz, Marc]. Translating Mind, Brain and Education Across Disciplines, Cultures and Contexts (co-sponsored with the International Mind, Brain and Education Society, (May 30-June 1). Quito, Ecuador.
      • “Confronting the need for conceptual change in pre-service science education.”
        [Schwartz, Marc, Shapiro, I, Gregory, B]. "Higher Education Studies. 3(5), 11-28. ". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/hes.v3n5p11

      2012
      • Coordinating, Understanding, and Conducting Research Across Multiple Contexts
        [Schwartz, Marc]. The Comparative and International Education Society, (April 23-27, 2012). San Juan, Puerto Rico.
      • Measuring Children's Understanding of Scientific Concepts using Skill Theory
        [Schwartz, Marc]. Accepted Paper and Presentation. Jean Piaget Society Conference. Toronto, Canada.
      • Research and Practice in Educational Neuroscience
        [Schwartz, Marc]. Invited Presentation. European Association for Learning and Instruction: Educational Neuroscience Conference, (May 24-26, 2012). London, England.

      2011
      • Bringing Science &Practice Together: Fostering Productive Interdisciplinary Dialogue in MBE
        [Schwartz, Marc]. International Mind, Brain and Education Society, Third Biennial Conference, (June 2-4, 2011). San Diego, California.
      • The Anatomy of Learning and the Importance of Depth of Study
        [Schwartz, Marc]. First International Workshop for Educational Neuroscience, (January 9-11, 2011). East China Normal University. Shanghai, China.
      • The Biology and Mental Activity of Learning
        [Schwartz, Marc]. Invited Presentation. Brain Matters for Learning. International Dyslexia Association, (Feb. 11, 2011). Dallas, Texas.
      • “Standards & assessment: The role of depth versus breadth in student success.”
        [Schwartz, Marc, Dawson, T]. "White Paper for the Texas Education Reform Foundation.".

      2010
      • “Interviewing: An insider’s insight into learning.”
        [Schwartz, Marc, Fischer, KW]. In M. Ferrari and L. Vuletic (Eds.) The Developmental Relations Among Mind, Brain, and Education: Essays in Honor of Robbie Case. New York: Springer Publications. 149-175.. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-3666-7_7
      • An Emerging Field (Mind, Brain and Education) informs a Promising Future- the Research Schools Network
        [Schwartz, Marc]. Center for Research, Evaluation & Advancement of Teacher Education 2010 Research Conference (November 15-16, 2010). Houston, Texas.
      • “Depth versus breadth in science education.”
        [Schwartz, Marc]. Science Education Review. 9(2), 48-49..

      2009
      • The Re-Emergence of the Research School
        [Schwartz, Marc]. International Mind, Brain and Education Society, Second Biennial Conference. Philadelphia.
      • “Depth versus Breadth: How Content Coverage in High School Science Courses Relates to Later Success in College Science Coursework.”
        [Schwartz, Marc, Sadler, PM, Sonnert, G, Tai, R, ]. Science Education. 93(5), 798-826.. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/sce.20328

      2008
      • M-B-E: A paradigm for meeting educational challenges & building connections
        [Schwartz, Marc]. Neuroeducation: New perspectives in Teaching and Learning. Ettore Majorana Center for Scientific Culture. Erice, Sicily.
      • The birth of a discipline and the rebirth of the laboratory school.” Accepted Paper and Presentation
        [Schwartz, Marc]. National Network for Educational Renewal Conference: Looking to the past to inform the future. Arlington, Texas.
      • “Divergent Voices: Views from teachers and professors on pre-college factors that influence college success.”
        [Schwartz, Marc, Hazari, Z, Sadler, PS, ]. Science Educator. 17(1), 18-35..

      2007
      • Models and MBE: How they shape our thinking about thinking. In M.S Schwartz and J. Pare-Blagoev (Eds.).
        [Schwartz, Marc]. Research in Mind, Brain and Education. New York: Routledge..
      • Mind, Brain and Education: The nature of human learning & how educational policy can profit from research
        [Schwartz, Marc]. International Mind, Brain and Education Society, Inaugural Conference, (Nov 1-3, 2007). Fort Worth, Texas.
      • ). “Science Education for Everyday Life: Evidence-based practice (By: Glen S. Aikenhead).”
        [Schwartz, Marc]. McGill Journal of Education. 42(1), 159-162..
      • “Empowerment in science curriculum development: A microdevelopmental approach.”
        [Schwartz, Marc, Sadler, PS]. International Journal of Science Education. 29(8), 987-1017.. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09500690600931053
      • “Students’ Understanding of Conservation of Matter, Stoichiometry and Balancing Equation in Indonesia.”
        [Schwartz, Marc, Agung, S]. International Journal of Science Education. 29(13), 1679-1702.. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09500690601089927

      2006
      2005
      • Intended vs. taught curricula: Science education in Quebec
        [Schwartz, Marc]. Invited Presentation. 2nd Science Education Focal Point Meeting of the Inter American Network of Academies of Sciences, in association with the Royal Society of Canada, (Sept. 26-27, 2005). University of Alberta. Edmonton, Canada.

      2004
      • “Building general knowledge and skill: Cognition and microdevelopment in science learning.”
        [Schwartz, Marc, Fischer, KW]. "In A. Demetriou and A. Raftopoulos (Eds.), Cognitive developmental change: Theories, models, and measurement. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 157-185.".
      • Analyzing the building of skills in classrooms and neural systems
        [Schwartz, Marc]. Invited Paper and Presentation for the Building Useable Knowledge in Mind, Brain & Education Conference, (October 6-8, 2004). Harvard Graduate School of Education. Cambridge, MA.
      • Cognitive Science for Educators
        [Schwartz, Marc]. Invited Presentation. Learning and the Brain Conference, (Nov. 11-13, 2004). Cambridge, MA.
      • The Challenges of Curriculum Development
        [Schwartz, Marc]. Invited Presentation for the State of Science and Technology in the World Conference, (June 7-9, 2004). United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS. Paris, France.

      2003
      • "Building vs. Borrowing: The challenge of actively constructing ideas."
        [Schwartz, Marc, Fischer, KW]. Liberal Education, 89(3), 22-29..
        https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ678892

      2002
      • The Impact of Skill Theory and Microdevelopment in Designing Science Curricula
        [Schwartz, Marc]. Accepted Paper and Presentation for the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, (June 5-9, 2002). Philadelphia, PA.

      2001
      • “Goals and technology education: The example of design challenges.”
        [Schwartz, Marc, Sadler, P]. Proceedings of the Second AAAS Research in Technology Education Conference. American Association for the Advancement of Science: Washington, DC..

      2000
      • “Engineering competitions in the middle school classroom: Key elements in developing effective design challenges.”
        [Schwartz, Marc, Coyle, H, Sadler, P]. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 9(3), 299-327.. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1207/S15327809JLS0903_3

      1996
      • Teaching middle school physical science using design challenges
        [Schwartz, Marc]. Accepted Presentation for the American Association of Physics Teachers Annual Conference, (August 12-13, 1996). University of Maryland. College Park, MD.

Presentations

    •  2015
      Schwartz, Marc, "The Illusion of Understanding: From Classrooms to Khan Academy and Beyond. Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Aguascalientes, Mexico.". ( , 2015).
    •  2014
      Schwartz, Marc, "The Illusion of Understanding: From Classrooms to Khan Academy. University of Groningen. Groningen, Holland. ". ( , 2014).
    •  2014
      Schwartz, Marc, "The Illusion of Understanding: MBE Models and Implications for Educators. Catholic University of San Pablo, Lima, Peru.". ( , 2014).
    •  2012
      Schwartz, Marc, "The Nature of Science: The Embedded Challenges for Students, Educators, and Education Systems. ETH Institute for Behavioral Sciences. Zurich, Switzerland". ( , 2012).
    •  2010
      Schwartz, Marc, "“Standards & Assessments: The Role of Depth Versus Breadth in Student Success.” 2010 Summit – A Commitment to Excellence. Texas Education Reform Foundation. Houston, Texas". ( , 2010).
    •  2008
      Schwartz, Marc, "Microdevelopment: A Mind, Brain & Education Perspective for Exploring the Dynamic Interaction Between Maturation & Learning. Center for BrainHealth. University of Texas, Dallas.". ( , 2008).
    •  2008
      Schwartz, Marc, "“This is Not On the Test: Aligning The Neuro and Cognitive Sciences and Educational Practice.” Mind, Brain and Education Institute. Harvard Graduate School of Education. Cambridge, MA.". ( , 2008).
    •  2005
      Schwartz, Marc, "“Building vs. Borrowing: The Challenges of Constructing Knowledge in Science.” Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. Ontario, Canada.". ( , 2005).
    •  2004
      Schwartz, Marc, "“Mind-Brain Research: Searching for Tools that Benefit Educators.” K-16 Consortium for Education, University of Texas. Arlington, TX". ( , 2004).
    •  2004
      Schwartz, Marc, "“Other Than the ‘Usual Path’: A Microdevelopmental Approach.” Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Cambridge, MA". ( , 2004).
    •  2003
      Schwartz, Marc, "“The Challenge of Actively Building Knowledge.” McGill University. Montreal, Canada". ( , 2003).

Courses

      • EDUC 4319-001 CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT
        (Course Id: 113252)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • EDUC 5391-001 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 101372)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • EDUC 5391-002 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 101372)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • EDUC 5391-002 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 101372)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • EDUC 5365-001 THEORETICAL MODELS IN MBE
        (Course Id: 111593)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • EDUC 5390-001 SELECTED TOPICS IN EDUCATION
        (Course Id: 101371)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2017
      • EDUC 5364-001 EPISTEMOLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE
        (Course Id: 111592)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • EDUC 5360-001 INTRO TO MIND, BRAIN, & EDUC
        (Course Id: 111588)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • EDUC 5363-001 NEUROSCIENCE AND REASONING
        (Course Id: 112094)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • EDUC 5365-001 THEORETICAL MODELS IN MBE
        (Course Id: 111593)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • EDUC 5364-001 EPISTEMOLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE
        (Course Id: 111592)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • EDUC 5360-001 INTRO TO MIND, BRAIN, & EDUC
        (Course Id: 111588)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • EDUC 5365-001 THEORETICAL MODELS IN MBE
        (Course Id: 111593)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • EDUC 5364-001 EPISTEMOLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE
        (Course Id: 111592)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • EDUC 5391-001 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 101372)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • EDUC 5391-002 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 101372)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • EDUC 5365-001 THEORETICAL MODELS IN MBE
        (Course Id: 111593)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • EDUC 5391-001 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 101372)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EDUC 5360-001 INTRO TO MIND, BRAIN, & EDUC
        (Course Id: 111588)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EDUC 5365-001 THEORETICAL MODELS IN MBE
        (Course Id: 111593)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EDUC 5364-001 EPISTEMOLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE
        (Course Id: 111592)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EDUC 5391-003 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 101372)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EDUC 5360-001 INTRO TO MIND, BRAIN, & EDUC
        (Course Id: 111588)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EDUC 5390-001 SELECTED TOPICS IN EDUCATION
        (Course Id: 101371)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EDUC 5390-002 SELECTED TOPICS IN EDUCATION
        (Course Id: 101371)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EDUC 5365-001 THEORETICAL MODELS IN MBE
        (Course Id: 111593)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EDUC 5364-001 EPISTEMOLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE
        (Course Id: 111592)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EDUC 5360-001 INTRO TO MIND, BRAIN, & EDUC
        (Course Id: 111588)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EDUC 5391-003 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 101372)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EDUC 5395-001 DESIGNING CLASSROOM RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 101373)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • EDUC 5394-001 UNDERSTANDING CLASSROOM RSRCH
        (Course Id: 111260)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • EDUC 5391-009 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 101372)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • EDUC 5390-002 SELECTED TOPICS IN EDUCATION
        (Topic: Intro to Mind, Brain & Edu | Course Id: 101371)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009

Service to the Profession

    • 2011 to  2014
      Officer, President/Elect/Past
      International Mind, Brain, and Education Society (IMBES).
      Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA • Organized and oversaw the development of the first conference outside North America in Ecuador (2013) and the Society’s international conference in the US (2014) • Developed conceptual structure, program and content for the 2014 International Mind, Brain and Education Society conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Served as chair of the conference
    • 2004 to  2009
      Officer, President/Elect/Past
      International Mind, Brain, and Education Society (IMBES).
      Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA • Charter member involved in creating the society, which seeks to facilitate cross-cultural collaboration in biology, education and the cognitive and developmental sciences. • Current member of the board of directors. Our objectives are to improve the state of knowledge in and dialogue between education, biology, and the developmental and cognitive sciences; to create and develop resources for scientists, practitioners, public policy makers, and the public; and, to create and identify useful information, research directions, and promising educational practices.
    • 2005 to  2007
      Member
      Inter American Network of National Academies of Science
      In association with The Royal Society of Canada • Appraise activities organized by the 17 countries in the Americas who are participating in the cooperative and collaborative effort to improve science education in South and North America • Review projects; Identify opportunities for cooperation and funding
    • 2004 to  2007
      Member
      Committee of Experts, Quebec Ministry of Education
      Quebec, Montreal, Canada • Responsible for reviewing and critiquing curricular materials for secondary school sciences