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). Especially for workshops, I often collaborate with members of my research team – including the two PhD students shown below, to the right of a video of one of my online seminar presentations. In most cases, I provide access to teaching/learning materials – such as those at Resources.

If you are interested in inviting me to address any of the possible topics below or others you suggest, email me at: larry.bencze@utoronto.ca.