Professor Patricia Morrell

Head of School

School of Education
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
p.morrell@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56227

Overview

Patricia (Tisha) Morrell has had a diverse teaching background, starting as a high school science teacher in a large, urban, private school in Brooklyn, New York then moving to be a middle and high school science and mathematics teacher in a small, public school district in rural Scio, Oregon. She spent over twenty years working with preservice and inservice teachers at the University of Portland where she also created and directed the University’s STEM Education and Outreach Centre. The mission of the Centre was to assist in strengthening STEM education for the university students, K-12 students, and community teachers. She has worked with state and federal agencies to advance the teaching of science. As current President of the Association for Science Teacher Education, she works to advance the mission of ASTE which is “to promote excellence in science teacher education world-wide through scholarship and innovation.” She chaired the joint committee of ASTE and The National Science Teachers Association that wrote the latest set of standards for science teacher preparation programs. Tisha maintains her teaching certification in biology and basic mathematics. Her research focuses on best practices for science teacher preparation, with an emphasis on professional development, but she also is involved in evaluation and curriculum development.

Research Interests

  • Science teacher preparation (pre- and in-service)
  • Pedagogical practices in science education
  • Curriculum Development

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Oregon State University

Publications

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Kalnin, J. and Morrell, P.D. (2014). Integrating writing to support scientific thinking. In Patricia D. Morrell and Kate Popejoy (Ed.), A few of our favorite things: teaching ideas for K-12 science methods instructors (pp. 74-82) Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

  • Morrell, P.D. (2014). Reviewing constructivism. In Patricia D. Morrell and Kate Popejoy (Ed.), A few of our favorite things: teaching ideas for K-12 science methods instructors (pp. 3-4) Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

  • Morrell, Patricia D. and Schepige, Adele C. (2012). Helping preservice science teachers reflect on their own practice. In Shawn M. Bullock and Tom Russell (Ed.), Self-Study of science teaching and science teacher education (pp. 157-174) Dordrecht, Germany: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-3904-8_10

  • Schepige, Adele C., Morrell, Patricia D., Smith-Walters, Cindi, Sadler, Kim Cleary, Munck, Miriam and Rainboth, Donna (2010). Using environmental education project curricula with elementary preservice teachers. In Alec M. Bodzin, Beth Shiner Klein and Starlin Weaver (Ed.), The inclusion of environmental education in science teacher education (pp. 281-296) Dordrecht, Germany: Springer Netherlands. doi:10.1007/978-90-481-9222-9_19

  • Wainwright, C., Flick, L. and Morrell, P. (2005). Developing an instrument for assessment. In Preparing future science and mathematics teachers (pp. *-*) Bozeman, MT, United States: Montana State University.

  • Morrell, P.D. (2002). Calculating CO2 production. In Modern Biology (pp. 444-444) New York, NY, United States: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston.

  • Morrell, P.D. (2002). Graphing tobacco use. In Modern Biology (pp. 1071-1071) New York, NY, United States: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston.

  • Morrell, P.D. (2002). Observing solubilities. In Modern Biology (pp. 1034-1034) New York, NY, United States: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston.

  • Morrell, P.D. (2002). Predicting the spread of disease. In Modern Biology (pp. 472-472) New York, NY, United States: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston.

  • Morrell, P.D. (2001). Enzymes in action. In Holt Science and Technology, Life Science (pp. 770-771) New York, NY, United States: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Morrell, Patricia and Salomone, Stephanie (2017). Impact of Robert Noyce Scholarship on teacher recruitment. In: 2017 Conference Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education. Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Des Moines, IA, United States, (). 12-14 January 2017.

  • Kalnin, J.S., Morrell, P.D., O’Connell, K. and Nelson, P. (2016). Intersecting communities in a teacher as researcher model. In: 2016 Conference Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education. Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Reno, NV, United States, (). 7-9 January 2016.

  • Morrell, P.D., O’Connell, K. and Nelson, P. (2015). Using a scientist teacher partnership model to provide professional development in climate change. In: 2015 Conference Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education. Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Portland, OR, United States, (). 7-10 January 2015.

  • Lee, K., Morrell, P.D., Schepige, A. and Park, Y. (2014). An international comparison of the undergraduate preparation programs of secondary science teachers: the case of South Korea and Oregon. In: 2014 Conference Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education. Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education, San Antonio, TX, United States, (). 15-18 January 2014.

  • Kalnin, J.S., Morrell, P.D. and Sahnow, S. (2013). Reexaming the role of short-term workshops for professional development in science. In: 2013 Conference Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education. Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Charleston, SC, United States, (). 9-12 January 2013.

  • Morrell, P.D. and O’Connell, K. (2013). Results of using a teacher as researcher PD model for climate change. In: 2013 Conference Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education. Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Charleston, SC, United States, (). 9-12 January 2013.

  • Morrell, P.D. and O’Connell, K. (2012). Helping teachers with climate change. In: 2012 Conference Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education. Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Clearwater Beach, FL, United States, (). 4-7 January 2012.

  • Morrell, P.D. (2012). Purposeful microteaching on standards in an ECE/Elementary science/math methods class. In: 2012 Conference Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education. Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Clearwater Beach, FL, United States, (). 4-7 January 2012.

  • Morrell, P.D., Sahnow, S. and O’Connell, K. (2011). Research-teacher partnerships: developing teachers’ understanding of scientific inquiry. In: 2011 Conference Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education. Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Minneapolis, MN, United States, (). January 2011.

  • Morrell, P.D., Sutton, A. and Vinal, H. (2010). An MSP partnership model: successes and obstacles. In: 2010 Conference Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education. Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Sacramento, CA, United States, (). January 2010.

  • Schepige, A. and Morrell, P.D. (2010). Helping preservice teachers recognize and develop reformed based teaching practices. In: 2010 Conference Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education. Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Sacramento, CA, United States, (). January 2010.

  • Morrell, P.D. and Schepige, A. (2009). Exploring preservice elementary teachers’ conceptualizations of the water cycle. In: 2009 Conference Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education. Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Hartford, CT, United States, (). January 2009.

  • Morrell, P.D. (2009). Initiating intellectual dialog in a diverse faculty. In: Proceedings of the Science Education at the Crossroads Conference. Science Education at the Crossroads Conference, Portland, OR, United States, (58-59). 20-22 September 2009.

  • Morrell, P.D. and Carroll, J.B. (2009). Technology choices of preservice science teachers: content specific or ubiquitous. In: 2009 Conference Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education. Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Hartford, CT, United States, (). January 2009.

  • Morrell, Patricia D. (2008). Linking literacy with the project guides. In: 2008 Conference Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education. Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education, St Louis, MO, United States, (). 2008.

  • Szymanski, M. and Morrell, P. (2008). The impact of a technology grant project on mentor teacher professional development. In: Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference, Las Vegas, United States, (). 3-7 March 2008.

  • Morrell, Patricia D. and Charles, Michael T. (2007). Evolving uses of a technology lending library in preservice teacher education. In: 2007 Conference Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education. Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education, *, (). 2007.

  • Morrell, P.D. and Morrell, J.J. (2006). Taking a field experience on the road. In: 2006 Conference Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching. Annual Meeting of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching, Philadelphia, PA, United States, (). 2006.

  • Carroll, J. and Morrell, P. (2003). A longitudinal examination of reform teaching practices in undergraduate math and science classes. In: 2003 Conference Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching.. Annual Meeting of the National Association of Research in Science Teachin, Philadelphia, PA, United States, (). 23-26 March 2003.

  • Morrell, P.D. and Carroll, James D. (2002). An extended examination of preservice elementary teachers’ science teaching self-efficacy. In: 2002 Proceedings of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science. Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Charlotte, NC, United States, (532-545). 10-13 January 2002.

  • Wainwright, C.L., Flick, L. and Morrell, P. (2002). Assessing the impact of undergraduate mathematics and science instruction on beginning teachers’ instructional practice. In: 2002 Proceedings of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science. Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Charlotte, NC, United States, (). 10-13 January 2002.

  • Morrell, P.D. and Morrell, J.J. (2001). Setting learning objectives and measuring outcomes for wood magic programs. In: Society of Wood Science and Technology Annual Meeting: Forest Products Education: Kids & Teachers. Society of Wood Science and Technology Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, United States, (51-63). 24 June 2001.

  • Morrell, P.D. and Carroll, J.B. (2001). Technology: Preservice Teachers' Preparation: Oil: Water. In: Proceedings of the 2001 Annual International Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science. Annual International Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, Costa Mesa, CA, United States, (442-468). 18-21 January 2001.

  • Morrell, P.D. (2000). What we know about our future math and science teachers. In: 2000 Proceedings of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science. Annual International Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, Akron, OH, United States, (). 5-9 January 2000.