This page provides access to resources for reflective practice in science and technology education; that is, for conducting research towards improving student learning. If you have comments, suggestions, ideas, resources, etc., please write to me about them.
page relate to teachers' efforts at reflecting on and
and technology education. Teachers
as much as
possible - be involved in research and development
work. This is essential, at least because of the
changing nature of
thinking about teaching and learning but, as well,
because of the
changing nature of society and students in classes.
This page page
provides a few resources in the area of science and
education that are related to educational R&D.
extensive R&D resources, refer to Research
& Development. Related to that, teachers
should continue to
refer to research results regarding student
learning; for example, @ Learning.
and teaching methods; e.g., @ Teaching.
At different times, they may find themselves
questioning the the
purposes of education, generally, and science &
more specifically. In such cases, teachers may
want to take action to improve students' education
and, related to
that, the nature of the society at large.
For teachers wanting to maintain a schedule of professional reading, the following non-refereed journals may be appropriate. For those wanting to read refereed journals, some examples are provided here: Journals. Most of the journals listed below like to receive articles written by classroom teachers.
Many of the journals noted above are produced by educational associations, several of which are linked below. In addition to journals, these associations tend to hold regular professional development activities, including workshops and conferences. Classroom teachers often are involved in both conducting these activities and attending them.
Science Coordinators' & Consultants' Association of Ontario.
The Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation.
Ontario Public School Boards' Association.
Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Assocation.
Ontario Association of Physics Teachers.
Youth Science Foundation.
National Research Council.
National Sciences and Engineering Research Council.
Engineering Institute of Canada.
International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group.
Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science.
Environmental Education Ontario.
Ontario Society for Environmental Education.
Federation of Ontario Naturalists.
School Science & Mathematics Association.
NSTA: National Science Teachers' Association.
AAAS: American Assoc. for Advancement of Science.
ASE: Association for Science Education.
NAS: National Academy of Science.
NARST: National Assoc. for Research in Science Teaching.
National Association of Biology Teachers.
Center for Science Education.
International Technology Education Association.