JL Bencze Homepage OISE University of Toronto
Homepage of John Lawrence Bencze (ORCID), Associate Professor (Emeritus), Science Education, OISE, University of Toronto

J. Lawrence ('Larry') Bencze

Emeritus Associate Professor
CTL, OISE, U. Toronto
(Floor 11, SW Wing, Rm. 154)
252 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON, M5S 1V6
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My team of graduate students & teachers and I study science education that promotes - via 'STEPWISE - civic sociopolitical actions to increase social justice & ecological wellbeing. New: STS Uses in Science Education.

Curriculum Vitae
This page provides a summary of my educational and work background, with special focus on references to publications resulting from my research. New: See a new issue of JASTE, our open-access, community-reviewed, journal.
Related to my scholarship, I can conduct -
by invitation - seminars and workshops (with coverage for travel & accommodation costs). New: Rethinking Curriculum.


Many of these resources relate to STEPWISE,
which prioritizes socioeconomic critiques and actions regarding STSE relationships - as in the video at left (and here). A major new resource is our teacher resource book, Science Education for Civic Action, which includes a graphic novel about a dust pollution controversy in Qu├ębec City.