Students Acting for All

Using our video-based resources, teachers can educate students so they can independently design & carry out research-informed & negotiated altruistic actions to overcome harms – like climate change – in relationships among fields of science & technology and societies & environments (STSE).

A typical student-led altruistic action project:

Video-based lesson suggestions & open-access teaching resources are linked below:

STEPWISE PEDAGOGY

Hover over items in the graphic below to get to our suggestions for conducting STEPWISE-informed lessons & activities prior to Student-led RiNA Projects.

STUDENTS’ INDEPENDENT PROJECTS

The link in the button below provides teachers with suggestions for facilitating student-led RiNA Projects – after the STEPWISE pedagogy.

Sample student-led RiNA projects are given below:

Background

Students Acting for All was developed by our team of school science teachers who have used STEPWISE-informed pedagogy for several years and university-based educational researchers who, collectively, drew from our Resources – such as Science Education for Civic Action, linked at right/below – and elsewhere. Many ideas also came from STSE Harms & STEPWISE, in Detail.

Note that all of our resources are not, necessarily, meant to be used ‘as is’; rather, we expect them to be adapted for uses in particular teaching & learning contexts. Teachers wanting to use and/or revise our resources (and/or create new ones) are invited to collaborate with us in action research – which can improve student learning, motivations, civic actions, etc. and contribute greatly to teachers’ professional development, such as through curriculum development and through educational publications. Users of this new site also are invited to give us feedback to help us improve it. To communicate to us about this site and/or being involved in action research, write to: larry.bencze@utoronto.ca.