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Curriculum, Teaching  & Learning



John Wallace
Professor

phone: (416) 978-0085
email: j.wallace@utoronto.ca  

Departments:
Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

Centre for Science, Mathematics and Technology Education


Research Overview

Dr. John Wallace is a Professor with the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning, and is Director of the Centre for Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education at OISE. His research interests focus on, science education; teacher learning; and qualitative inquiry. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal for Science, Mathematics and Technology Education and has lectured internationally about integrated curricula.

Dr. Wallace is a science educator whose scholarly publications include over 150 books and monographs, book chapters and refereed journal articles. His most recent co-authoredd/edited books are "Knowledge that Counts in a Global Community: Exploring the Contribution of Integrated Curriculum" (Routledge, 2012), "Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: Issues, Reflections and Ways Forward" (Routledge, 2012) and "Contemporary Qualitative Research: Exemplars for Science and Mathematics Educators" (Springer, 2007). He is involved in several research projects in the fields of teacher learning, and curriculum integration.

Dr. Wallace was recently principal investigator on two major funded projects, one supported by the SSHRC and another by the Australian Research Council. These multi-year projects focussed on middle school curriculum integration, including the school and classroom conditions under which integration takes place and the nature of student learning in interdisciplinary settings.

Dr. Wallace was nominated for a number of teaching awards at Curtin University Australia, including the 2003 Australian Award for University Teaching, the 2002 Student Guild Nomination for Excellence in Teaching Award and was the winner of the 2001 Faculty of Science Dean’s Medallion for Distinguished Teaching.

Curriculum Vitae

http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/Curriculum_Vitae/John_Wallace_CV.pdf

Academic History

Ph.D. University of Toronto, 1989
M.Sc. Curtin University, Australia
B.Ed. Curtin University, Australia
B.Sc. Curtin University, Australia

Teaching Overview

Dr. Wallace has taught the following Graduate-level courses at OISE:

• Introduction to Qualitative Inquiry
• Current Issues in Science and Mathematics Education
• Learning about Teaching through Case Studies
• Teacher Leadership in Science, Mathematics and Technology Education
• Integrating Science, Mathematics and Technology Curricula
• Research Seminar in Science, Mathematics and Technology Education

as well as the following Preservice courses:

• Learning about Teaching through Case Studies
• Integrating Science, Mathematics and Technology Curricula.

Representative Publications

BOOKS / MONOGRAPHS

Rennie, L., Venville, G. & Wallace, J. (2012). Knowledge that counts in a global community: Exploring the contribution of integrated curriculum. London: Routledge.

Rennie, L., Venville, G. & Wallace, J. (Eds.) (2012). Integrating science, technology, engineering and mathematics: Issues, reflections and ways forward. New York: Routledge.

Taylor, P. & Wallace, J. (Eds.). (2007). Contemporary qualitative research: Exemplars for science, mathematics and technology educators. Dortrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

Wallace, J. & Loughran, J. (2012). Science teacher learning. In B. Fraser, K. Tobin, & C. McRobbie (Eds.), Second international handbook of research in science education (Vol. 1, pp. 295-306). Dortrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.

Venville, G., Rennie, L. & Wallace, J. (2012). Curriculum integration: Challenging the assumption of school science as powerful knowledge. In B. Fraser, K. Tobin, & C. McRobbie (Eds.), Second international handbook of research in science education (Vol. 2, pp. 737-749). Dortrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.

Wallace, J. & Mulholland, J. (2012). A multi-metaphorical model for teacher knowledge and teacher learning. In M. Kooy & K. van Veen (Eds.), Teacher learning that matters: International perspectives (pp. 64-79). London: Routledge.

Wallace, J, Venville, G. & Rennie, L. (2010). Integrated curriculum. In D. Pendergast & N. Bahr (Eds). Teaching middle years: Rethinking curriculum, pedagogy and assessment (2nd ed.) (pp. 188-204). Sydney, NSW: Allen & Unwin.

REFEREED ARTICLES

Mulholland, J. & Wallace, J. (2012). A decade of dedication: Giving, giving, giving… and giving up teaching. Canadian Journal of Education, 35(4), 225-251.

Rennie, L., Venville, G. & Wallace, J. (2011). Learning science in an integrated classroom: Finding balance through theoretical triangulation. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 43(2), 139-162.

Venville, G., Sheffield, R., Rennie. L., & Wallace, J. (2008). The writing on the wall: Classroom context, curriculum implementation, and student learning in integrated, community-based projects. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 45(8), 857-880.

Mulholland, J. & Wallace, J. (2008). Computer, craft, complexity and change: Explorations into science teacher knowledge. Studies in Science Education, 44(1), 41-62

Melville, W. & Wallace. J. (2007). Metaphorical duality: High school subject departments as both communities and organizations. Teaching and Teacher Education, 23(7), 1193-1205.

Wallace, J., Sheffield, R., Rennie, L . & Venville, L. (2007). Looking back, looking forward: Re-searching the conditions for integration in the middle years of schooling. Australian Educational Researcher, 34(2), 29-49.

 

 

Research Grants and Contracts

• 2012: Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education (Principal Chief Investigator) SSHRC Support for Scholarly Journal Grant $90 000 (2012-2014)
• 2009: Knowledge that Counts in a Global Community (Principal Chief Investigator) University of Toronto Connaught Grant $10 000 (2009-2011)
• 2006: Teaching and Learning Science, Mathematics and Technology in the Intermediate and Middle School Grades: Teaching and Learning Processes (Principal Chief Investigator) Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Standard Grant $131 000 (2006-2010)
• 2004: Teaching and Learning Science, Mathematics and Technology in Integrated Middle School Contexts (Principal Chief Investigator with Leonie Rennie, John Malone and Grady Venville) Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant $210 000 (2004-2006)

Honours and Awards

2003 Curtin University Nominee for the Australian Award for University Teaching
2002 Curtin University, Student Guild Nomination for Excellence in Teaching Award
2001 Curtin University, Faculty of Science Dean’s Medallion for Distinguished Teaching


Professional Activities

International Keynote Addresses:

Science in the world: Perspectives on student learning. Keynote address presented at the International Conference on Science Museums and Science Teaching and Learning, National Science Museum, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, March 2006.

Invited Presentations & Workshops:

• Teacher knowledge, teacher development and the study of teaching. Invited address to faculty and students, Faculty of Education, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, 2009.
• Teacher knowledge, teacher development and the study of teaching. Seminar presented to Faculty of Education, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON, March 2008.
• Integrated curricula and environmental education. Workshop for environmental educators, London, United Kingdom, November 2008.
• Integrating science, mathematics and technology curricula. Seminar presented at the Centre for Studies in Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, October 2007.
• Teacher knowledge, teacher development and the study of teaching. Seminar presented to faculty of the Department of Curriculum Teaching and Learning, OISE, November 2007.
• Integrating science, mathematics and technology curricula. Seminar presented at the Centre for Studies in Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, October 2007.
• What the research is saying about integration. Seminar presented at the National Key Centre for School Science and Mathematics, Curtin University of Technology, December 2006.
• Computer, craft, complexity and change: Perspectives on science teacher knowledge. Invited seminar presented at National Kaohsiung Normal University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, March 2006.
• What do we know about the growth of teachers’knowledge? Seminar presented at the National Key Centre for School Science and Mathematics, Curtin University of Technology, December 2005.

Editorial:
• Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal for Science, Mathematics and Technology Education (2008-)