Dr. Wayne Breslyn is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Maryland working on the Maryland and Delaware Climate Change Education, Assessment and Research (MADE-CLEAR) program, a Phase II Climate Change Education Partnership (CCEP) grant from the National Science Foundation. In addition research duties, he manages www.ClimateEdResearch.org for the project.
Dr. Breslyn's research interests include technology in education, disciplinary differences in secondary science instruction, inquiry-based teaching and learning, and climate change education.
Refereed Journal Articles (within past five years)
Breslyn, W., Drewes, A., McGinnis, J, Mouza, C., & Hestness, E. (2017). Development of an empirically-based conditional learning progression for climate change. Science Education International. 28(3), 57-77.
Hestness, E., McGinnis, J.R., Breslyn, W., McDonald, C., & Mouza, C. (2017). Examining science educators' perspectives on learning progressions in a climate change education professional development program, Journal of Science Teacher Education, 28(3), 250-274.
Breslyn, W., McGinnis, J. R., McDonald, C., & Hestness, E. (2017). Developing a learning progression for sea level rise, a major impact of climate change. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 53(10), 1471-1499. DOI: 10.1002/tea.21333.
Hestness, E., McGinnis, J. R., & Breslyn, W. (2016). Examining the relationship between middle school students’ sociocultural participation and their ideas about climate change. Environmental Education Research (13 pages). DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2016.1266303
McGinnis, J.R., McDonald, C., Hestness, E., Breslyn, W. (2016). An investigation of science educators' views of roles and responsibilities for climate change education. Science Education International, 27, 179-192.
Hestness, E., McDonald, R., Breslyn, W., McGinnis, J. R & Mouza, C. (2014). Science teacher professional development and climate change education in the context of the Next Generation Science Standards. Journal of Geoscience Education, 62, 319-329.
Breslyn, W., & McGinnis, J. R. (2012). A comparison of exemplary biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics teachers’ conceptions and enactment of inquiry. Science Education, 96, 1, 48-77. DOI: 10.1002/sce.20469.