Dr Rita Hagevik

  • Assistant Professor, Science Education, Director of Graduate Programs in Science Education
  • Biology, UNCP
  • rita.hagevik@uncp.edu
  • 910-521-6652
  • Oxendine 2240
  • Pembroke NC 28372

Dr. Rita Hagevik joined the Biology Faculty at UNCP in August 2011. Dr. Hagevik has spent ten years as a science educator at the university level and twelve years as a secondary science teacher in the public schools of North Carolina. She holds a BS degree in Biology, an MS degree in Science Education, and a Ph.D. in Science Education and in Forestry. Her graduate work was at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. Her teaching and scholarship reflect her interests in environmental education, scientific inquiry, nature of science, geospatial technologies, and teacher professional development. Dr. Hagevik is passionate about teachers participating in and creating their own scientific knowledge through the use of technology tools such as geospatial technologies. Her scholarship serves as a means of investigating how to prepare and support teachers to use these tools to teach the next environmentally and scientifically literate society.

There are 6 included publications by Dr Rita Hagevik :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Bringing Scientific Argumentation into the Science Classroom 2013 2226 Argumentation is about making claims and providing justification for those claims.This presentation proposes that scientific argumentation is one way to help students to not only learn more about science, but to read and write about science, too. It ...
Japanese Lesson Study as a Form of Action Research to Improve Discipline Literacy 2019 19 This mixed-methods study investigated the teachers’ perceptions of a yearlong Japanese Lesson Study professional development project on improving their teaching of Disciplinary Literacy. Analysis of the middle school teachers’ reflections, surveys, a...
The Role of Handheld Computing in Facilitating Resilience Through Problem Solving 2014 544 Becoming an effective teacher that thrives not only survives involves much more than finishing a licensing higher education program. This study explored problem-solving strategies that student teachers used during their internship semester to cope wi...
The Role of Handheld Computing in Facilitating Teacher Resilience through Problem Solving 2013 811 Becoming an effective teacher that thrives not only survives involves much more than finishing a licensing higher education program. This study explored problem-solving strategies that student teachers used during their internship semester to cope w...
Using Citizen Science to Facilitate Authentic K-12 STEM Experiences for Pollinator Conservation 2019 39 The Kids in the Garden Program (UNC-Pembroke) is a grant funded summer camp and weekend program, focused on pollinator conservation. The goals of the program are to nurture minority and disadvantaged middle and high school students’ interest, enthusi...
Using Mobile Technologies and ArcGIS Online in Preservice Science Teacher Education 2017 478 We propose that a curriculum grounded in nature study and ideally contextualized in the local environment may be an effective means by which to address a number of current reform movements in science education. Secondary science preservice teachers e...