Larry Bencze

John Lawrence Bencze, Associate Professor Emeritus
Dept. of CTL, OISE, University of Toronto, 252 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON, M5S 1V6, Canada
[Office: 10-154; E-mail: larry.bencze@utoronto.ca; This website: www.lbencze.ca]

Welcome! On this site, you can learn about my research & publication programme and acquire related teaching & learning resources. In the ‘STEPWISE’ project, graduate students, post-docs, colleagues, science teachers and I use action research to learn about science/STEM educators’ efforts to educate students so they may eventually self-direct ‘RiNA’ projects to overcome harms – like the climate crisis, manipulative surveillance & industry-facilitated species losses – in STEM-SE relationships – which appear largely due to self-serving influences of elite people/groups over most entities. As elaborated here, STEPWISE is designed to counter effects of neoliberalism on science/STEM education like Stratifying Inquiry-based Learning & Sanitized STEM Education and Public Propaganda. As in the video at right/below, we imagine an ecojust future for all. Our work is shared through outreach and publications.