I completed my Ph.D. in Philosophy at the Faculty of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Victoria (UVic). My dissertation: Filmmaking: A new pedagogical method to explore students’ view of nature of science. was selected by The Canadian Society for the Study in Education (CSSE), Science Education Research Group (SERG) for the 2016 Dissertation/Theses Award.
My doctoral research was focused on developing new approaches to science, technology and environment education through the use of active, participatory film production by students to enhance their conceptual understanding of the nature of science. My practical approach to the history and philosophy of science focuses on bringing forth the experience and understanding of science by using film. The process of film production enlivens cascades of possible representations of individual science related stories, creating a stochastic, holographic set of possibilities to understanding science and its role in society.