ABOUT ME

     Fang-Ying Yang received the Ed.D. degree in Science Education from  Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, in 1999. She is currently Chair Professor and the director of Graduate Institute of Science Education (GISE), and an adjunct professor in the Department of Earth Sciences, National Taiwan Normal University.

     Fang-Ying's academic interests include the development of scientific reasoning, learners’ conceptual and epistemological development in science, science-text reading and comprehension, multimedia learning, and the effects of social/cultural factors on science learning. Her current research is centered on issues related to how learners construct scientific concepts, and how they reason when encountering uncertain science information.

     Fang-Ying has established an eye-tracking lab in GISE and her research group has been using various types of eye trackers in recent years to explore the processes of science learning and scientific reasoning.

     Fang-Ying's research work is well recognized and has been continuously publishing papers in major journals in science education and educational research.

Education

Sep. 1995- Feb. 1999

Teachers College, Columbia University, NY, USA

Ed. D. in Science Education

Jan. 1993 - Dec. 1994

Graduate School of Education, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, NJ, USA

Ed. M. in Science Education

Sep. 1986 - June 1990

National Central University, Taiwan

BA in Geophysics

Academic Services

Editorial Board Member of Journal of Research in Science Teaching (2016-2019)

Strand Coordinator for the Annual Meeting of National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST 2017-2018)

Academic Awards

2017 Outstanding Research Award by Minister of Science and Technology, Taiwan

2007 Ta-You Wu Memorial Award by Minister of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Experiences

Feb. 2018 - now

Chair Professor

Graduate Institute of Science Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei Taiwan

Aug. 2017~ now

Director

Graduate Institute of Science Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan

Sep. 2013 - Aug. 2015

Deputy Dean

Office of Research & Development, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan

Jan. 2012 - Aug. 2012

Visiting Scholar 

Department of Psychology

University of California, San Diego USA

Sep. 2008 - now

Professor

Graduate Institute of Science Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei Taiwan

Sep. 2008 - now

Adjunct Professor

Department of Earth Sciences, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei Taiwan

Aug. 2004 - July 2008

Associate Professor

Department of Earth Sciences, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei Taiwan

Aug. 2000 - July 2004

Assistant Professor

Department of Earth Sciences, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei Taiwan

Aug. 1999 - July 2000

Assistant Professor

Graduate Institute of Science Education, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taipei Taiwan