SMT Centre Meeting, Friday, 12 February 2021

Virtual Meeting, 12 pm to 1 pm

  • New attendee introductions
  • Review of December meeting minutes
  • Community presentation: Maria Serevetas, Teacher’s Role in the Design and Implementation of a Knowledge Community and Inquiry (KCI) Classroom.
  • New Course Briefing: Alexandre Cavalcante, Mathematics Education for Citizenship
  • CJSMTE update
  • SMT Centre updates
  • Any Other Business

OISE’s Science, Mathematics and Technology (SMT) Centre presents a Book Conversation “Controversy in Science Museums: Re-Imagining Exhibition Spaces and Practice”

Recent events and social movements have brought to the fore the significant ways in which science museums can reinvent and expand their roles and purposes. Many are beginning to recognize that science museums can no longer serve as mere repositories for objects or sites for transmitting facts – they must also become spaces for conversations and actions that are inclusive, critical, and socially responsible. 

It is within this context, Professor Erminia Pedretti (OISE, University of Toronto) and Assistant Professor Ana Maria Navas Iannini (Faculty of Education, Los Andes University) will introduce their recent book entitled Controversy in Science Museums: Re-imagining exhibition spaces and practice. Our intent is to prompt thought-provoking discussions about current roles and purposes of science museums, particularly when controversy is at play. This will be followed by a panel of international scholars who will discuss these challenging topics and intersections with their research. Audience members are invited to contribute to the conversation throughout the event. 

Our invited Panel members are:

  • Martha Marandino (Professor, University of São Paulo)
  • Ingrid Eikeland (Project Leader, Faculty of Science and Technology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences)
  • Noah Weeth Feinstein (Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Moderator: Kristen Schaffer (PhD Candidate, OISE, University of Toronto)

This event will take place from 12:00 pm to 1:45 pm (EST) on Tuesday January 19th 2021 via Zoom and will be recorded. We hope you can join us for a lively discussion. While admission is free, note that pre-registration to this event is required. Please RSVP before or on January 17th 2021 to receive Zoom login information.

OISE’s Science, Mathematics and Technology (SMT) Centre presents:

How COVID-19 Has Changed the Face of Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Research (Possibly Forever)

There has been a lot of talk about how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced educational curricula and pedagogies around the world. As an organization committed to advancing research in the fields of science, mathematics, and technology (SMT) education, we take a moment to consider how the pandemic has influenced our various programs of education research and how education research may change in the short- and long-term future. The forum How COVID-19 Has Changed the Face of Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Research (Possibly Forever) brings together local and international panelists to explore this challenging topic. Please join us for a lively discussion as panelists share their research stories and trajectories; feel free to invite friends and colleagues.

Panel members:

  • Cathy Marks Krpan, Associate Professor, OISE, University of Toronto
  • Joanne Nazir, Lecturer, University of The West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Murat Oztok, Lecturer, Lancaster University, England
  • Kristen Schaffer, PhD Candidate, OISE, University of Toronto

Moderator: Cindy Rottmann, Associate Director (Research), Troost Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering, University of Toronto.

This event will take place from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (EST) on Friday 11 December 2020 via the Zoom platform and will be recorded. Free admission. Pre-registration is required.

SMT Centre Meeting, Friday, 4 December 2020

Virtual Meeting, 12 pm to 1 pm

  • New attendee introductions
  • Details of the SMT Centre event on Friday 11 December 2020
  • CJSMTE update
  • Feedback from the Open-Access SMT Journal sub-committee: Larry Bencze, John Percy, and Sheliza Ibrahim Khan (proposal attached)
  • Community presentation: Tasha Richardson, The Use of Digital Video Games in an Elementary Teacher Education Program – Exploring Teacher Candidates’ Attitudes and Interest Towards Physics
  • Any Other Business

SMT Centre Meeting, Friday, 9 October 2020

Virtual, 12 pm to 1 pm

  • Introductions
  • General Centre updates and planning
  • Proposal for an Open-Access SMT Journal: Larry Bencze
  • CJSMTE update
  • Any Other Business

SMT Centre meeting, Friday, 3 April 2020 – Postponed until further notice

Following the latest federal and provincial guidelines and OISE’s own internal measures regarding COVID-19, all discretionary events, such as public symposia, scheduled to take place at OISE before May 1st, 2020 will be canceled or postponed. As such we will need to postpone upcoming SMT Centre events until further notice.

 

SMT Centre meeting, Friday 6 March 2020 

OISE Room 11-164, 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm (lunch from 12:00 pm)

  • Review of February meeting minutes 
  • Introduction of new attendees 
  • Community presentation: Rubaina Khan, Uncovering Differences in the Learning Cultures of the Engineering and Education Departments 
  • Colloquium update: finalizing the format and list of invitees 
  • CJSMTE Update 
  • Any Other Business 

Feel free to invite others who might be interested to attend the meeting.  

Please bring containers to take home food at the end of the meeting to avoid waste

SMT Centre meeting, Friday 14 February 2020
OISE Room 11-164, 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm (lunch from 12:00 pm)

  • Review of January meeting minutes
  • Introduction of new attendees
  • Community presentation: Lesley Wilton, An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence in
    Education
  • Colloquium update: review of potential invitees
  • CJSMTE Update
  • Any Other Business

Feel free to invite others who might be interested to attend the meeting.
Please bring containers to take home food at the end of the meeting to avoid waste.

SMT  Centre  meeting  Friday 10 January 2020 

OISE Room 5-160, 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm (lunch from 12:00 pm) 

  • Review of December meeting minutes
  • Introduction of new attendees
  • Community presentation: Mayrose Salvador (Pueblo Science), Rural Initiative for Science Education: Sustainably Advancing Science Education in Developing Countries
  • SMT Centre research report: Members’ feedback
  • Colloquium update
  • CJSMTE Update
  • Any Other Business

***Please note the room change***

Feel free to invite others who might be interested to attend the meeting.  

Please bring containers to take home food at the end of the meeting to avoid waste.

We constantly hear about the shrinkage in full time faculty positions at universities across the country. In addition, we are told that teacher supply has not yet exceeded demand. So, what kind of career path can a person who is well qualified in science, mathematics or technology education envisage or pursue? The forum What can you do with a graduate degree in SMT Education? brings together panelists who have used their graduate degrees in science, mathematics or technology education to forge career paths outside of traditional school, college or university teaching and research roles. Panel members have graduated with MEd, MA, MT, and/or PhD degrees from OISE. Please join us for a lively discussion as panelists share their stories and trajectories; feel free to invite friends and colleagues.

 

This event will be video-recorded in front of a live audience. Free admission. Light refreshments available. Please RSVP.

 

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, Thursday 5 December 2019. NEXUS Lounge (12th floor, Room 12-130), Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON