Kathy Cabe Trundle, Ph.D.

Dr. Kathy Cabe Trundle’s leadership in science education spans more than 30 years. Her research and expertise in early childhood science education led to collaborations in China, Finland, Indonesia, and Turkey, and she engages in partnerships with early childhood leaders including Head Start and Primrose Schools® in partnership with Save the Children. Her research efforts have yielded more than 200 publications including books, research manuscripts, and professional articles. Grounded in conceptual change theory, her work includes content knowledge, alternative conceptions, conceptual change, and conceptual durability in response to instructional interventions. Her research agenda includes specific studies on conceptual understanding and change across age levels, in a variety of instructional contexts, with special populations, and in different science content areas, with a primary focus in Earth and Space Science. Her most recent work focuses on the integration of technology and art into STEM learning with preschool children. Dr. Cabe Trundle is active in developing curricula as well as science teacher education and professional development programs. Her numerous awards include Outstanding Teacher Educator of the Year presented by the Association for Science Teacher Education and two Fulbright Fellowships to support her work in Indonesia. Her love of nature and adventurous spirit took her on safaris in Tanzania and Rwanda, where she hiked among the Mountain Gorillas and volcanoes.

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