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Department of Teaching and Learning

Science Education Faculty

Dr. Allan Feldman


(813) 974- 2471

(813) 974-3837 Fax

Office: 308I

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College of Education
Dept of Teaching and Learning
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Ave., EDU105

Tampa, FL 33620-5650


Allan Feldman is Professor of Science Education at the University of South Florida. For the past 20 years his research has focused on science teacher learning and action research. Recently he has begun to study the ways in which people learn to become science researchers in apprenticeship situations. Although Dr. Feldman’s science background is physics, most of his current work is in the area of environmental education and global sustainability.  He has been PI and co-PI of numerous NSF projects, many of which have been in collaboration with colleagues in the sciences and engineering. In addition to his research activities, he teaches and advises preservice teachers and doctoral students. He taught middle and high school science and math for 17 years before obtaining his doctorate at Stanford University.


Recent Publications:


Feldman, A. and Weiss, T. (2010). Understanding Identity Change through Collaborative Action Research: A CHAT Analysis. Educational Action Research, 18(1), 29-55.


Feldman, A. (2009). Making the self problematic: Data analysis and interpretation in self-study research. In C Lassonde, S Galman, and C. Kosnick (Eds.), Self-Study Research Methodologies for Teacher Educators. Sense Publishing.


Feldman, A., Divoll, K. and Rogan-Klyve, A. (2009). Research Education of New Scientists: Implications for Science Teacher Education. Journal of Research on Science Teaching, 46(4), 442–459.


Feldman, A. and Capobianco, B. (2008). Teacher Learning of Technology Enhanced Formative Assessment. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 17(1), 82–99.


Feldman, A. (2009). Existentialism and action research. In B. Somekh & S. Noffke (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of educational action research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Press.


Feldman, A. and Sternheim, M. (Fall, 2007). Policy, practice, and research on alternative certification of science teachers. Perspectives, 10-13.


Feldman, A. (2007). Teachers, responsibility and action research. Educational action research, 15(2), 239-252.


Feldman, A. (2007). Validity and Quality in Action Research. Educational action research, 15(1), 21-32.


Altrichter, H., Feldman, A., Posch, P. and Somekh, B. (2007) Teachers investigate their work: An introduction to action research across the professions, 2nd Edition. Routledge.


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