Joseph Krajcik

Professor Emeritus, Codirector of the IDEA Institute

Joseph  Krajcik, School of Education

Joseph S. Krajcik, PhD, retired from active faculty status on August 31, 2011.

Krajcik received his BA and MS degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1973 and 1983, respectively, and his PhD degree from the University of Iowa in 1986. From 1977 until 1983, Krajcik was a high school science teacher in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He then served as an instructor at the University of Iowa (1983-86) and assistant professor at the University of Maryland (1986-89). He joined the University of Michigan faculty as an assistant professor in 1990, and was promoted to associate professor in 1993, and professor in 1998. He served as associate dean for research in the School of Education from 2006 to 2010. Krajcik was appointed codirector of the IDEA Institute, a collaborative effort between the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and the School of Education, in 2007.

Krajcik worked with science teachers and in science classrooms to improve the way students learn important science concepts and practices by creating learning environments in which students find solutions to important intellectual questions, explore phenomena, collaborate with each other, and use learning tools. Krajcik examined the depth of student understanding that develops in these environments and explored and found solutions to challenges that teachers face in carrying out such complex instruction. In collaboration with colleagues from Northwestern University, Michigan State University, Columbia University, and others, Krajcik, was a principle investigator in a materials development project, IQWST, funded by the National Science Foundation, that aimed to design, develop, and test the next generation of middle school curriculum materials to engage students in obtaining deep understandings of science content and scientific practices. 

 

Grants


8/1/2010 - 7/31/2013 Zydeco: A Mobile "Nomadic Inquiry" System to Support and bridge Science Inquiry Between Classroom and Museum Contexts
Granting Agency: National Science Foundation

9/22/2010 - 7/31/2011 Efficacy Study of Project-Based Inquiry Science - an SRI International/National Science Foundation grant
Granting Agency: SRI International/National Science Foundation

8/6/2010 - 8/6/2010 Education for Community Genomic Awareness - a National Institutes of Health grant
Granting Agency: National Institutes of Health

8/6/2010 - 1/5/2010 Moving Beyond Conceptual Models: Developing assessments to validate and study learning progressions - a Rutgers University/National Science Foundation grant
Granting Agency: Rutgers University/National Science Foundation

9/15/2007 - 8/31/2009 Universal Design of Inquiry-Based Middle and High School Science Curriculum
Granting Agency: National Science Foundation

9/15/2008 - 8/31/2009 Developing an Empirically-Tested Learning Progression for the Transformation of Matter to Inform Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Design
Granting Agency: National Science Foundation

2/1/2003 - 1/1/2009 Developing the Next Generation of Middle School Science Materials - Investigating and Questioning our World through Science and Technology
Granting Agency: unknown

2/10/2006 - 1/10/2008 Learning Progression for Scientific Modeling
Granting Agency: Northwestern University/National Science Foundation

2/7/2006 - 1/7/2008 Longitudinal Student Outcomes in a Scaling Urban Inquiry-Based Science Intervention - a Spencer Foundation grant
Granting Agency: Spencer Foundation

2/1/2006 - 1/31/2007 A Workshop to Identify and Clarify Nanoscale Learning Goals - a National Science Foundation grant
Granting Agency: National Science Foundation

2/9/2002 - 1/9/2007 Center for Teaching and Learning - Developing Leadership Capacity in Science Curriculum Development - an American Association for the Advancement of Science/National Science Foundation grant
Granting Agency: American Association for the Advancement of Science/National Science Foundation

9/1/2005 - 8/31/2006 Developing a Research-Based Learning Progression for the Carbon Cycle: Transformations of Matter and Energy in Biogeochemical Systems - a Michigan State University/National Science Foundation grant
Granting Agency: Michigan State University/National Science Foundation

2/1/2004 - 1/1/2006 Middle School Science Curriculum Materials: Meeting Standards and Fostering Inquiry through Learning Technologies Supplement: Developing Scientific Literacy Through the Use of Innovative Textual Tools
Granting Agency: National Science Foundation

2/1/2001 - 1/1/2005 Middle School Science Curriculum Materials: Meeting Standards and Fostering Inquiry using Learning Technologies
Granting Agency: National Science Foundation

2/1/2001 - 1/1/2005 Teaching Practices to Promote Science Understanding through Inquiry and Technology in Urban Schools
Granting Agency: National Science Foundation

2/1/1999 - 1/1/2003 Expanding the Primary Sources Network
Granting Agency: Office of Educational Research and Improvement/Department of Education

2/3/1999 - 1/10/2002 Expanding the Primary Sources Network
Granting Agency: Office of Educational Research and Improvement/Department of Education