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Our Centre is comprised of a unique group of faculty members, interested in issues surrounding science, mathematics, and technology education.

Larry Bencze
Clare Brett
Rina Cohen
Indigo Esmonde
Wanja Gitari
Gila Hanna
Jim Hewitt
Ron Lancaster
Cathy Marks Krpan
Douglas McDougall
Erminia Pedretti
John Percy
Jim Slotta
John Wallace



John Wallace

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.

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)


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