Transforming science education through research-driven innovation
Christopher Wilson, PhD is Director of the Research Division and a Senior Research Scientist at BSCS Science Learning. He joined BSCS in 2007 from the Center for Curriculum Materials in Science in the College of Education at Michigan State University, where he received his PhD in science education. He also has a Master’s degree in Evolutionary Biology from MSU, and a BS in Zoology from the University of Liverpool in England.
His current research focuses on the assessment of teacher and student learning in science education, the impact of lesson analysis based professional development on teacher and student outcomes, the application of automated scoring techniques to the measurement of teacher PCK and student argumentation, and the development and impact of three-dimensional curriculum materials.
Christopher is currently PI on several current NSF educational research grants, including STeLLA High School (#1503280), Argulex (#1561150), PCKlex (#1437173), and MBER (#1813538). Christopher has published his research in leading journals including the Journal for Research in Science Teaching, the American Educational Research Journal, and the Journal for Research on Educational Effectiveness. He is an active member of the National Association for Research on Science Teaching (NARST), and serves on the editorial board for the Journal for Research on Science Teaching.
Originally from England, Christopher enjoys following Liverpool Football Club, catching up on EastEnders, and arguing about Brexit.Read Chris Wilson's vitae