Department of Biological Sciences

Laura M. Barden-Gabbei, ProfessorLaura Barden-Gabbei

Science learning, educational technology, discourse processes

Secondary Science Education Program

Contact Information:

Waggoner Hall 374
Macomb, IL 61455
(309) 298-1679


Ph.D. - Maryland Park College, 1991

Courses Taught:

  • BIOL 439G Methods of Teaching Secondary Science (for Biology, Chemistry, and Physics)
  • BIOL 482G Science in Context (cross-listed with Chemistry 482 and Physics 482)
  • BIOL 481 Scientific Techniques and Issues
  • BIOL 550 Professional Workshop
  • BOT/MICR 575 Special Topics
  • BIOL 100 Biological Concepts
  • Separation Techniques I:  Introductory Chromatography & Electrophoresis Workshop
  • Separation Techniques II:  Advanced Chromatography & Electrophoresis Workshop
  • Separation Techniques III:  More Advanced Chromatography and Electrophoresis Workshop

Research Interests:

  • Student Learning in Science, Cognition, Conceptual Change, Discourse Processes, Science Learning Processes/Strategies, Teacher Assessment.


  • Barden-Gabbei, Laura M., and Richard V. Anderson. 2008. Biological World: A Laboratory Manual for Biology 101. 2nd edition. Eden Prairie, MN: Cache House, Inc.