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Maria Oliver-Hoyo


Ph.D. Drexel University 1999

M.S. Georgetown University 1983

B.S. University of Puerto Rico 1981

Area(s) of Expertise

The design and development of resources for chemistry instruction requires a strong background in chemistry and a rigorous educational perspective in order to assess their impact on the processes of instruction and learning. Our research focuses on the visualization of chemical phenomena from a variety of angles including the promotion of spatial-perceptual skills, pedagogies to effectively build knowledge integration, development of representational competency, and the use of manipulatives/models to facilitate conceptual understanding.