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Sharon Fargason

Lecturer/Supervisor of Elementary Education

Dr. Sharon Fargason is a Lecturer and Supervisor in Education Studies. Before joining the faculty at EDS, she taught for more than twenty years in elementary schools in San Diego. Sharon is interested in issues of equity and access for all students. She is especially interested in the topic of science and the ways in which it can be used to foster authentic spaces for student-centered teaching and learning. Additionally, Sharon is passionate about helping novice teachers grow in skill and confidence while maintaining their positive identities. 

Ed. D.

University of California San Diego  2017


University of California San Diego 2003

California Professional Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with CLAD

University of California San Diego


University of California San Diego, 2002

Human Development

Fargason, S., Han, M., & Imbriaco, S. (2016). Redefining “well-behaved” in the 21st century classroom. UnBoxed, (15), 60–67.

Lockton, M., & Fargason, S. (2019) Disrupting the Status Quo: How Teachers Grapple with Reforms that Compete with Long-Standing Educational Views. Journal of EducationalChange. 20(4) 469-494.

Radoff, J., Robertson, A., Fargason, S., & Goldberg, F. (2018). Responsive teaching and high stakes testing: Does deviating from the curriculum to pursue students’ ideas mean they will perform poorly? Science and Children, 55(9), 88–91

Bresser, R., & Fargason, S. (2013). Becoming scientists: Inquiry-based teaching in diverse classrooms, grades 3-5. Portland, Maine: Stenhouse Publishers.

Hammer, D., Goldberg, F., & Fargason, S. (2012). Responsive teaching and the beginnings of energy in a third grade classroom. Review of Science, Mathematics and ICT Education, 6(1), 51–72.

Radoff, J., Goldberg, F., Hammer, D., & Fargason, S. (2010). The beginnings of energy in third graders’ reasoning (pp. 269–272).