Resources

Introduction

Since 1977, I  have developed – often with graduate students, teachers and others – many teaching & learning resources – which I am happy to share with anyone. Most of them are based on the STEPWISE schema that guides my research – which, in turn, draws on some basic principles, including:

Resource Collections

These downloadable teacher resources include unit plans made by teachers and individual resources that teachers can use to arrange lessons and student activities.

Videos & downloadable resources to help science teachers to use STEPWISE in distance education

This graphic novel (linked above) tells a story of Québec City community members who investigated and acted to address perceived heavy metal dust pollution. It is accompanied by a set of teaching & learning suggestions, available here. These resources are advertised through a summary video, here.

This resource contains a set of ‘classroom-ready’ teaching & learning materials to help students to develop skills for science inquiry (e.g., experiment & study design, graphing, etc.) and technology design (e.g., considering compromises in design). Note that this older resource should be adapted to make reference to STSE issues.

Multi-Actant Documentaries

Multi-Actant Documentaries (MADs) are summaries – based on actor-network theory – of several living and non-living actants that we suggest are associated with particular for-profit products or services of science and technology. As shown at right, for example, we have – in separate Prezi™ cells – provided text, graphics and videos of actants like activists, corn, medical doctors, etc. for fast and manufactured foods. After reviewing a MAD, students could consider ways different actants link to form sub-networks (dispositifs) that support or oppose the commodity. They could, then, carry out RiNA projects to further investigate the commodity and develop and take social actions to overcome harms they determine in relevant STSE relationships. We have developed 12 other MADs, linked here.

Graduate Course Literature Summaries

Summaries of my main pre-retirement university-based teaching are provided via the link at left. Particularly for my teaching in graduate studies at OISE, but also for my main science teacher education course (Science & Technology in Context), I prepared summaries of publications relevant to each course – like those linked below: