Jacqueline K. Bowman, Ph. D.
Associate Professor of Biology

Phone: (479)-968-0311
Fax: (479)-964-0837
jbowman@atu.edu

My Philosophy of Education:
I believe in the principles of constructivist education. By constructivist education I mean that all learners construct knowledge through their experiences. Rich experiences allow students to construct complex and accurate constructions. Science education needs to provide students with authentic hands-on experiences that include time for students to engage in collaborative reflection about their experiences.

Favorite Sites:
National Science Teachers Association Home Page
NSTA Science Store On-Line
NASA's Spacelink for Teachers
StarDate from the University of Texas

Pet Grading Peeves:
Students who use its instead of it's.
Failure to understand that hands-on is a hyphenated word.
Students who use 's for the plural