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HsingChi von Bergmann

MSc, PhD
Associate Professor
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Office:
Rm: JBM 288
Tel: (604) 827-5699

Lab:
Rm: JBM 376, UBC Dental Education Research Lab


Research Areas:

Curriculum and instruction in Dental Education; Large-scale International Comparative Studies (e.g. TIMSS), Problem-Based Learning; Assessment; College Science Teaching and Evaluation (physics and mathematics education); History and Philosophy of Science in Science Education; Opportunities to Learn; Science Curriculum Studies; Teacher Beliefs and Conceptions

Teaching Areas:

Teacher and teaching/learners and learning, dental education research seminars, faculty development/program evaluation, Statistics


Professor HsingChi von Bergmann joined the UBC Faculty of Dentistry in September 2010 to: (1) conduct and mentor educational research activities in the Faculty; (2) design modules and professional development activities to enhance teaching capacity and educational experiences for students in the Faculty. Prior to UBC, Dr. von Bergmann was an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary, where she was in charge of designing a secondary science teacher preparation program, and where she also served as a consultant to enhance science teaching and learning in the Faculty of Sciences. During her previous international comparative study (TIMSS) research experience at the US National Research Center at Michigan State University College of Education, she had the opportunity to work with educational leaders in 21 States (ACHIEVE Project), representatives from the high-tech industries, and instructional leaders in various US school districts (First in the World Project), and various important scientists, of whom some are Nobel Laureates. HsingChi understands the importance of merging subject matter knowledge with critical teacher knowledge in teaching and learning. She has been publishing widely in education journals, and consistently in the Journal of Dental Education. She also co-authored a book on 48 countries' comparative education, which derived from her work with TIMSS. Dr. von Bergmann is the new recipient of 2016 ADEA/ADEA Gies Foundation Education Fellowship.  
 
Recent Publications: 
 
von Bergmann, H., Walker, J,, Dalrymple, K.R., Shuler, C.F., (2017). "Dental faculty members' pedagogic beliefs and curricular aims in problem-based learning: An exploratory study." J. Dent Ed: 81(8), 937-947. 
 
Best, L, Walton, J., Walker, J., von Bergmann, H. (2016). "Reaching consensus on essential biomedical science learning objectives in a dental curriculum." J Dent Ed:80(4):422-429. (This paper was recognized as the top ten JDE paper of 2016.) 
 
Walker, J., & von Bergmann, H. (2015). "Lessons from a Pilot Project of Cognitive Task Analysis: The Potential Role of Intermediates in Clinical Teaching" J. Dent Ed, 79, 286-294. 
 
von Bergmann, H. (2014). Point/Counterpoint: Should Laptop be allowed in the classroom? Two Viewpoints; Viepoint 2: "Deconstructing and rethinking laptops in the classroom," Journal of Dental Education, J. Dent Ed, 78, 1580-1588. 
 
von Bergmann, H. (2014). "Proposals to Safeguard Scientific Research Ethics (維護學術倫理的方案)" SciTech Reports (科技報導), 392, August 2014, 4-5. 
 
Guzman-Armstrong, S., Warren, J. J., Cunningham-Ford, M.A., von Bergmannm, H., Johnsen, D.C. (2014). "Concepts in critical thinking applied to caries risk assessment," J. Dent Ed. 78 (6), 914-920. 
 
von Bergmann, H. Dalrymple, K., & Shuler, C.F. (2014). "Personality Preference Distribution of Dental Students Admitted Using Two Different Selection Processes" J. Dent Ed, 78 (4), 580-588. 
 
Walker, J., & von Bergmann, H. (2013). "Teacher Education Policy in Canada: Beyond Professionalization and Deregulation." Canadian Journal of Education, Vol. 36, No. 4, 65-92. 
 
von Bergmann, H., Grant Townsend, Charles Shuler. (in progress) A Scholarship Network Analysis in PBL Dental Education.