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Muhsin Menekse

Assistant Professor
Mailing Addresses


Ph.D. Arizona State University, Curriculum and Instruction, specialization in Science Education
M.A. Arizona State University, Educational Psychology, specialization in Measurement and
B.S. & M.S. Bogazici University, Physics, specialization in Teaching

Research Interests

Students' conceptual understanding in engineering and science.
Verbal interactions that can enhance productive discussions in collaborative learning settings.
Metacognition and its implications for learning.
Technology enhanced learning environments.

Selected Publications

Menekse, M., Higashi, R., Schunn, C., & Baehr, E. (2017). The role of robotics teams' collaboration quality on team performance in a robotics tournament. Journal of Engineering Education, 106(4), 564-584. doi: 10.1002/jee.20178

Streveler, R. & Menekse, M. (2017). Taking a closer look at active learning. Journal of Engineering Education, 106(2), 186-190. doi: 10.1002/jee.20160

Menekse, M. (2015). Computer science teacher professional development in the United States: a review of studies published between 2004 and 2014. Computer Science Education, 25(4), 325-350. doi: 10.1080/08993408.2015.1111645

Chi, M. T. H., & Menekse, M. (2015). Dialogue patterns in peer collaboration that promote learning. In L. B. Resnick, C. Asterhan, S. N. Clarke (Eds.), Socializing Intelligence through Talk and Dialogue. (Ch. 21, pp. 263-274). Washington DC: AERA.

Clark, D. B., Menekse, M., Ozdemir, G., & D'Angelo, C. (2014). Exploring sources of variation in studies of knowledge structure coherence: Comparing force meanings and force meaning consistency across two Turkish cities. Science Education, 98(1), 143-181. doi: 10.1002/sce.21094

Menekse, M., Stump, G., Krause, S., & Chi, M.T.H. (2013). Differentiated overt learning activities for effective instruction in engineering classrooms. Journal of Engineering Education, 102(3), 346-374. doi: 10.1002/jee.20021

Awards, Honors, Achievements, & Memberships

  • Recipient of the William Elgin Wickenden Award of the American Society for Engineering Education (2014).
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Member
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA), Member
  • National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Member
  • The International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS), Member