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    GAO Xiaoyi Professor
    Institute of Curriculum and Pedagogy
    Email:gaoxiaoyi@bnu.edu.cn
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    EDUCATION
    Ph. D. , Beijing Normal University , Early Childhood Education, 2004
    Ed.M., North-East Normal University, Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2001
    B.S., North-East Normal University, Educational Management, 1998

    RESEARCH AREAS
    Teacher development
    Science education (especially science education in kindergarten and elementary school)

    TEACHING AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    Associate Professor, Beijing Normal University
    Institute for Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education, 2009- present
    Assistant professor (since 2004), Beijing Normal University

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
    Gao, X.Y., Liang, Y.H. & Sun, J., The Young Child As Scientist. Beijing Normal University Press,2006, Beijing. (In Chinese)
    Gao, X.Y. & Hu, Q. Teachers’ conceptions of the nature of science: research progress and trends. Studies in Foreign Education, 2010(8): 1-6. (In Chinese)
    Gao, X.Y. & Pang, L.J. Qualitative analysis of kindergarten teachers’ beliefs on children’s learning. Journal of Research on Teacher Education, 2009(1): 36-40. (In Chinese)
    Gao, X.Y. & Liu, J.P. The application of mixed method in higher educational research. Comparative Education Review, 2009(3): 49-54. (In Chinese)
    Gao, X.Y. Teaching for Conceptual Understanding in Science Education. Curriculum, Teaching Material & Method, 2009(4): 68-72. (In Chinese)
    Gao, X.Y. Surpass facts: Thinking about the Practice of Science Education. Theory and Practice of Education, 2009(3): 57-60. (In Chinese)
    Gao, X.Y. From “process” to “inquiry”: reconsider the current goals of science education. Educational Science Research, 2009(2): 57-60. (In Chinese)
    Gao, X.Y. Students’ conceptual change in science learning: research development and its implication from the perspective of psychology study. Chinese journal of special education, 2009(3): 86-90. (In Chinese)
    Gao, X.Y. & Pang, L.J. On the nature and structure of teachers’ educational beliefs. Social Science Front, 2009(3):250-253.(In Chinese)
    Gao, X.Y. & Yang, Y .J. On the goals of science education in early childhood exploring activities. Studies in Preschool Education, 2009(9):26-28.(In Chinese)
    Gao, X.Y. The Study of types of kindergarten Teachers’ Beliefs about Children’s Learning. Journal of Educational Studies, 2008(5):68-73.(In Chinese)
    Gao, X.Y. & Pang, L.J. The Study of Teachers’ Beliefs and Behaviors Regarding Children’s Learning. Journal of Research on Teacher Education, 2007, (3): 41-45. (In Chinese)
    Gao, X.Y. On the development of models of inquiry teaching in science education. Studies in Foreign Education, 2007(3):76-80.(In Chinese)
    Gao, X.Y. Rethink science inquiry: its implication to education practice. China Science and Technology Education, 2008 (12): 4-7. (In Chinese)
    Gao, X.Y. Issues on making proper goals in science activities in kindergartens. Preschool Education, 2008(6):16-17. (In Chinese)

    CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
    Gao, X.Y. (December,2010) Study of Relationship between Teachers’ beliefs on Children’ Learning and Their Behaviors in Kindergartens. Paper presented at China-Japan 4nd International Teacher Education Conference.

    GRANTS
    Principal Investigator, Theory of science education outside school, The China National Children's Center(CNCC),2010-2011.
    Co-Investigator, Improving the scientific qualities of community workers. Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission.2007-2009
    Principal Investigator, Science education in the kindergartens. Beijing Municipal Commission of Education.2007-2010.
    Co-Investigator, The combination of museums and schools, Chinese Association of Science and Technology,2007-2008.
    Co-Investigator,A Project of Science Education reform in China: learning by doing. Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, 2004-2007.

    COURSES
    Child Development (Spring 2011, 2010)
    3credits, for graduate students, Beijing Normal University
    Learning Science and Science Education (Spring 2011, 2010)
    2credits, for postgraduate students, Beijing Normal University
    Theory and Practice of Science Education (Fall 2010)
    2credits, for postgraduate students, Beijing Normal University