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Acts of living with: Being, doing, and coming to understand Indigenous perspectives alongside science curriculaDownload
This inquiry engages with the complexity of bringing Indigenous and Western ways of knowing, being, and doing together; both in K-12 science curricula and research. It responds to Canadian provincial/territorial policies and programs, adopted since the turn of the century, that mandate...
At-promise Students: a study of urban student learning in Alberta within the context of science educationDownload
As teachers and educators, we have power, be it destructive or supportive. As such, we have a duty to our students to understand their complexities. The purpose of my research which utilizes a Constructivist Grounded Theory methodology by means of a case study approach in the context of science...
Scientific literacy is an important goal of science education but one that has been difficult to define. The definition of scientific literacy has changed over its 60-year history in response to changing societal needs. These definitions have ranged from basic levels of scientific understanding...
Science Communication in Transition: Genomics Hype, Public Engagement, Education and Commercialization PressuresDownload
This essay reports on the final session of a 2-day workshop entitled ‘Genetic Diversity and Science Communication’, hosted by the CIHR Institute of Genetics in Toronto, April 2006. The first speaker, Timothy Caulfield, introduced the intersecting communities that promulgate a ‘cycle of hype’ of...
This study, primarily theoretical in nature, explores a philosophically and pedagogically reasonable way of addressing nature of science (NOS) in school science. NOS encompasses what science is and how scientific knowledge develops. I critically evaluate consensus frameworks of NOS in school...
As a result of science being viewed as universal and promoting Eurocentric values, science education has been suggested to be inaccessible for culturally and linguistically diverse students as measured by achievement gaps, poor standardized test results, and racial and ethnic disparities in...