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University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Math and Science Learning and Education

Upcoming Events

​The Math and Science Learning and Education (MSLE) Consortium will meet on the first Tuesday of the month from 11am-12pm in SI 4127.  On occasion, invited speakers may be scheduled outside this timeframe to accommodate special interests.  Following is a summary of upcoming events that should be of interest to MSLE members:

Upcoming Events
September 13, SI 4127 - 11am-12pm
Seminar Title: Demonstration and Validation of Co-citation Networks to Enhance Transdiciplinary Education Research: Mappin Literature on Systems Thinking
Caleb Trujillo, Michigan State University

Abstract: Discipline-based education research (DBER) infrequently crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries and would benefit from research frameworks informed by other fields. Here, we demonstrate how co-citation network analysis, a method developed by information sciences, could be used to identify key literature for cross-disciplinary ideas. Using bibliographic databases and computational tools, we create co-citation networks that identify documents related to a given term. To illustrate the method in a useful context, we identify peer-recognized scholarship related to systems thinking. Additionally, we propose and implement three procedures for validation of co-citation networks. For DBER scholars and educators, this method may be useful to strategically select information in order to build consilience across a range of disciplines.​