SMT Centre and SERG co-hosting a cross-Canada forum on STEM in Teacher Education, Tuesday, 9 April 2019

March 21, 2019   |   Uncategorised

OISE’s Science, Mathematics and Technology (SMT) Centre and the Canadian Science Education Research Group (SERG) co-host a cross-Canada forum:

STEM in Teacher Education – A Canadian Perspective


Over the last decade or so, the STEM acronym has gained momentum as a hot new term in educational and public spheres in Canada. Despite the term’s ubiquity, education systems have been slow to formally identify ways in which we should approach STEM education, much less how we should conceptualize what STEM means in a Canadian context. Meanwhile, teachers are being prepared for classrooms where they are expected to introduce the STEM construct to their students. In the cross-Canada forum STEM in teacher education: A Canadian perspective,panelists and audience members will explore ways in which teacher educators in Canada are preparing pre-service teachers for this new avenue of teaching and learning while examining the potential challenges and affordances attending STEM education.


Panel members:

  • Jesse Bazzul, University of Regina
  • Karen Goodnough, Memorial University
  • Marina Milner-Bolotin, University of British Columbia
  • Carol Rees, Thompson Rivers University
  • Christine Tippett, University of Ottawa


Afterthoughts provided by David Blades, University of Victoria

Moderator: Doug McDougall, OISE, University of Toronto; Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education.



Please join us for a lively discussion and feel free to invite friends and colleagues. This event will be video-recorded in front of a live audience. Free admission. Light refreshments available. RSVP.


4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, Tuesday 9 April 2019. NEXUS Lounge (12th floor, Room 12-130), Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON