I completed my Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Victoria (UVic), Victoria, BC, Canada; Faculty of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
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 and technology focuses on bringing forth the experience and understanding of science and technology by using film. The process of film production enlivens cascades of possible representations of individual science-tech related stories, creating a stochastic, holographic set of possibilities to understanding the role technology and science has in society.
The study illuminates the multiplicity of views each individual creates about the environment they live in. This multiplicity is a reflection of the cognitive diversity of each individual and supports the flexibility of mind to address new problems in an innovative way. From an educational perspective the study proposes a pedagogical method that allows to create/generate wisdom.
Masters Degree in Physics & Philosophy from Charles University of Prague, Faculty of Mathematics & Physics, Prague, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic)
Dissertation: Constant Speed of Light and Its Consequences in Physics and Philosophy