Dr. Josh Premo

Faculty Member

Dr. Josh Premo

Biography

I am broadly interested in social aspects of K-16 science learning. My early work focused on how different aspects of classroom social environments relate to student dispositions towards cooperating with their peers during learning. More recently I have began exploring two areas: 1) How discourse varies between higher and lower performing student groups during science learning, 2) How first generation students' collaborative experiences in science laboratory classrooms may shape their disposition towards continuing to pursue a science career.

I also have secondary interests in educational psychometrics and science misconceptions.

I you are interested in science education or the social psychology of education contact me! There are mentored research opportunities available!

Publications

Premo, J., Cavagnetto, A., Honke, G., and Kurtz, K. (2019). Conflicting Categories: Combating the Application of an Intuitive Conception of Inheritance. Journal of Research in Science Teaching. 56(1), 24-44.

Premo. J., Cavagnetto A., and Davis, W. (2018). Promoting Collaborative Classrooms: The impacts of interdependent cooperative learning on undergraduate interactions and achievement. CBE-Life Science Education. 17(2), ar17-fe5. https://www.lifescied.org/doi/10.1187/cbe.17-08-0176

Premo, J. and Cavagnetto, A. (2018). Priming Students for Whole-Class Interaction: Using interdependence to support behavioral engagement. Social Psychology in Education, 21(4), 915-935.

Premo, J., Cavagnetto, A., and Lamb, R. (2018). The Cooperative Classroom Environment Measure (CCEM): Refining a Measure that Assesses Factors Motivating Student Prosociality. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 16(4), 677-697.

Premo, J., Lamb, R., and Cavagnetto, A. (2018). Conditional cooperators: Student prosocial dispositions and their perceptions of the classroom social environment. Learning Environments Research, 21(2), 229-244.

Teaching

BIOL 1010

General Biology BB, Fall 2021

BIOL 1010

General Biology BB, Fall 2021

BIOL 489R

Student Research, Fall 2021

EDSC 4850

Student Teaching Secondary, Fall 2021

BIOL 4200

Teaching Methods in Science, Fall 2021

GEO 4200

Teaching Methods in Science, Fall 2021

PHYS 4200

Teaching Methods in Science, Fall 2021

BIOL 1010

General Biology BB, Summer 2021

BIOL 1010

General Biology BB, Spring 2021

BIOL 1010

General Biology BB, Spring 2021

EDSC 4850

Student Teaching Secondary, Spring 2021

EDSC 4850

Student Teaching Secondary, Spring 2021

BIOL 4200

Teaching Methods in Science, Spring 2021

CHEM 4200

Teaching Methods in Science, Spring 2021

GEO 4200

Teaching Methods in Science, Spring 2021

Scholarly/Creative Works

Vaughn, Margaret , Premo, Joshua , Erickson, Danielle , McManus, Christine , (2020) "Student Agency in Literacy_ Validation of the Student Agency Profile (StAP)" (Issue: Online First, vol. Online First). Reading Psychology. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02702711.2020.1783147
Cavagnetto, Andy , Hand, Brian , Premo, Joshua , (2020) "Supporting student agency in science" (Issue: 2, vol. 59). Theory into Practice. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00405841.2019.1702392
Vaughn, Margaret , Premo, Joshua , Sotirovska, Vera V., Erickson, Danielle , (2019) "Evaluating Agency in Literacy Using the Student Agency Profile" (Issue: 4, vol. 73). The Reading Teacher. https://ila.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/trtr.1853

Awards

Provided Exceptional Student Support During COVID-19

UVU - May 7, 2020

University recognition for providing exceptional support for students during the COVID-19 emergency transition to remote learning (based on students recommendation). This was communicated via a recognition letter.

Highest rated talk proposal from a four year institution

Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research - January, 2020

The 2020 Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research's Western Division Conference recognized one top rated proposal from a four year institution and honored me with a plenary speaker position at the conference,