As part of my service to communities and my research, I offer seminars and workshops for professionals involved in science and technology education. Having worked as a secondary school teacher of science (1977-88), school district science education consultant (1988-92) and professor of science education (1997-2018), I can talk about many related topics. However, I currently emphasize – largely through STEPWISE‘ – studies of students’ socio-political actions to address harms linked to influences of powerful people (e.g., financiers) and organizations (e.g., corporations) on fields of science and technology and their educational counterparts (elaborated here). Seminars can occur in face-to-face contexts and/or online, such as the one highlighted in the video at upper right. The same may be the case for workshops, except these often also involve work with members of¬†my research team – including the two PhD students shown at right, below. In most such cases, I provide access to teaching/learning materials – such as those at Resources.

If you are interested in inviting me (and/or students working with me) to address – in face-to-face or online contexts – any of the topics below or others you suggest, email me at: larry.bencze@utoronto.ca.