Dr. Ken Schoon
Professor of Education
Indiana University Northwest
3400 Broadway - Gary, IN 46408
Dr. Kenneth J. Schoon is a professor of science education and teaches F200 and methods of teaching science to preservice teachers. He has an A.B. in geology and an M.S. in secondary education both from Indiana University and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from Loyola University of Chicago. Since January of 1999 he has served the School of Education as Associate Dean.
After 22 years experience teaching middle and high school science, in 1990 Dr. Schoon joined IUN's Urban Teacher Education Program (UTEP). In 1992 when he became the science-education faculty member at IUN, he continued for several years to serve UTEP part time as Option II Coordinator and advisor. He regularly teaches M437 and M446, the science methods courses for middle and high school, as well as S508 and M550, the graduate-level science methods courses.
Dr. Schoon's research interests center around local studies and misconceptions in science. He serves as the State Membership Director of Indiana Science Olympiad, a national middle and high school science competition, and works with the regional tournaments at IUN and at Purdue University Calumet. He is also on the board of the Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center at Camp Good Fellow. In 1999 he was invited to join the Indiana University Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET).
Dr. Schoon's new book, Calumet Beginnings, was released in October of 2003.
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