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(Not) White: The Autobiography of my Biracial Body combines historical research with creative nonfiction and autobiography. I trace the history of scientific racism from the late 1800s to 1960s, from the American Emancipation to the Civil Rights Movement, from the era of my white...
A cross-cultural comparison of scientific language use: Indigenous and Eurocentric discourse on issues regarding caribou in the NorthDownload
This work is an attempt to understand and lessen the borders that exist between Indigenous knowledge and Eurocentric science. I contend that the two groups represent distinct cultures and that it is important to look at the differences and similarities that occur in language use as the two...
A comparative study was conducted by a first year InSciTE student, Jennifer Wong to observe the results of facultative anaerobic bacteria taken from yogurt on the formation of rust. This comparison was done by comparing the difference in mean mass of both the pre and post-experiment nail weights...
Enhancing Learning Through The Use Of Graphic Organizers to Teach Science to Grade Eleven Students in JamaicaDownload
This study investigated the effectiveness of using concept mapping via the web-based software Inspiration to teach grade 11 students ‘Nutrition in Humans’. The sample consisted of 60 students, with an average age 16.4 years who were enrolled in a co-ed high school in western Jamaica. Three...
This essay analyzes and develops recent views about explanation in biology. Philosophers of biology have parted with the received deductive-nomological model of scientific explanation primarily by attempting to capture actual biological theorizing and practice. This includes an endorsement of...
Using Roberts’ seven science curriculum emphases as a framework, an investigation into Alberta’s physics program-of-study revealed pre-service, novice, and experienced teachers tended to focus on the emphasis Structure of Science. Other aspects of the program-of-study that was a high priority for...
This research aimed to investigate Alberta science teachers’ beliefs about ‘what counts most as science education’. By implicating teachers’ beliefs in discussions about the science curriculum-as-planned by program developers and the science curriculum-as- lived in the classroom, factors...
This qualitative exploratory study investigated how one teacher’s view of science literacy was manifested in different classes. Using transcripts of semi-structured interviews and audio/video recordings of classroom and lab activities, one teacher’s professed science literacy values were...
This research examines how religious and supernatural beliefs have changed with the rapid modernization and increased standard of modern, scientific education in Tainan, Taiwan. Participants in my project were between the ages of 20-40, had at least some post secondary education, and were from...
Simulating Strategic Rationality
This project explores the intersection of three topics: games, rationality and simulation. There are four major results produced by this exploration. First, it is argued that whether or not a particular process can count as a simulation for a particular person is entirely dependent on whether or...