Bobbi Hansen

Associate Professor

  • Learning and Teaching
  • Ed.D University of Southern California, Curriculum
  • M.S. University of Wisconsin, Curriculum and Instruction

Dr. Bobbi Hansen teaches courses in Curriculum and Methods in Mathematics, Science, and History-Social Science centered on best practice instructional strategies. Currently she is a co-investigator for a California grant with the goal of increasing student academic achievement by building sustainable professional development capacities of teachers in two urban school districts in Southern California. Other research projects have included grants from the University of California, Berkeley and the National Corporation for Community Service to study the integration of service learning into teacher education and an investigation of GLOBE, a worldwide science educational program that unites teachers and students with an international scientific community for the purpose of studying the global environment.  As a result of this work, Dr. Hansen was invited to present at the Global Summit on Science and Science Education and in Scotland where she delivered a paper on Problem-based Learning. Additionally, Dr. Hansen was among an international team of educators invited to assist in the development of a new system of schools in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Recent Publications:

Hansen, B. & Buczynski, S. (2013). The teaching of inquiry-based science classrooms: A bi-national comparative reflection of US and Lithuanian practices. The International Journal of Higher Education, 2(3), 41-54

Hansen, C. B.  A school with a global vision: Becoming world-minded through service learning. The International Journal of Learner Diversity and Identities.

Hansen, C. B. (2012) 21st century learning: The power of project-based learning (PBL) in the social studies classroom, in Russell, W. (Ed.). (2012). The International Society for the Social Studies Annual Conference Proceedings, Orlando, FL: The International Society for the Social Studies.

Hansen, C. (2011) Achieving as an urban school with a global vision: One school’s journey to become internationally minded. The International Journal of Learning, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp.99-110.

Buczynski, S. & Hansen, C.B. (2010). Impact of professional development on teacher practice: Uncovering connections. Teaching and Teacher Education, 26(3), 599-607.