Sandra Scott

Scarfe 2102
6048225346

Title

Senior Instructor

Practitioner research
The caring curriculum

Bio

Before joining UBC I was a classroom teacher and also worked as a marine educator and park naturalist. These experiences prompted me to pursue a MA and PhD in Science and Environmental Education. I teach elementary science methods as well as courses in communications, environmental learning, and research methods. I enjoy working with Teacher Candidates and undergraduate science students in my role as Faculty Advisor with the Teacher Education Office. My research focuses on elementary science, environmental education, and teacher education. I view myself as a naturalist, scientist, and educator of, for, and in the environment; I am a passionate advocate for learning experiences that nurture our sense of wonder for the human and more than human world.

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Invited Presentations

Adler, J. D., Nashon, S., Scott, S., & Ludeman, J. (2014). Interpreting students’ understanding of choking in children through web-based learning experiences. Paper presented at The International Conference of STEM in Education, UBC, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, July 12-15, 2014.

Macdonald, A., Milner-Bolotin, M., Carolan, J., Fisher, H., Nashon, S., & Scott, S. (2014) Analyzing undergraduate students’ attitudes and beliefs about physics: Influence of gender and year of study. Paper presented at The International Conference of STEM in Education, UBC, Vancouver, B.C., Canada July 12-15, 2014.

Adler, J.D., & Scott, S. (2014) Facilitating science methods through an inquiry approach. Paper presented at The International Conference of STEM in Education, UBC, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, July 12-15, 2014.

Butler, G., Kennedy, E., Millar, E., & Scott, S. (2014). Motivations for and recommendations from the Equinox summit. Panel discussion at the Equinox Summit: Learning 2030, UBC, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, March 3, 2014.

Scott, S. (April 2012). Teaching Science Methods Through a ‘Green’ Lens. Presentation for University of British Columbia Sustainability Fellows. A presentation on the USI Sustainability Research Grant project, Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, UBC, April 2012.

Scott, S. (May 2011). Wonder in experience. Invited presentation for UBC Science Undergraduate Students Society. A presentation on the UBC BEd programme to science undergraduates, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC, May 2011.

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

Ostertag, J., Gerofsty, S. & Scott. S. (proposal submitted Sept. 2014: Accepted Dec 2014). Learning to teach environmental education by gardening the margins of the academy. In D. Karrow, M. DiGiuseppe, P. Elliot, Y. Gwekwerere, & H. Inwood (Eds.) Canadian Perspectives on Initial Teacher Environmental Education Praxis. Ontario, Canada: Canadian Association for Teacher Education (CATE).

Scott, S. (1999). An intertidal voyage. In A. Griffiths & J. Mayer-Smith (Eds.), Kidscience: Real
science your child can do. Vancouver, BC: APASE.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Scott, S. & Adler, J.D. (2012). Searching for effective environmental education: A study of children’s
environmental knowing in a marine science programme. Online Paper Repository for American Education Research Association (AERA) Conference, Vancouver, Canada, April 16 – 19, 2012.

Nashon, S., Adler, J. D, Ludemann, J., & Scott, S. (2011). Web Based Education: Investigating Students’ Understanding and Interpretation of Choking in Children – Lessons Beyond Cultural Borders. Conference Proceedings for Annual ICT and Informatics in Globalized World of Education (IIGWE) Conference, Mombasa, Kenya, August 16 – 19, 2011.

Scott, S. (2004). Environmental knowing through multi-perspective learning. Proceedings of the Developmental Education for a Sustainable Future Conference, the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication, August 19-22, 2004, Vancouver, BC.

Refereed Conference Presentation Papers

Adler, J.D, Nashon, S., Scott, S., & Ludeman, J. (2014). Interpreting Students’ Understanding of Choking in Children Through Web-Based Learning Experiences. Paper presented at The International Conference of STEM in Education, UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada July 12-15, 2014.

Macdonald, A., Milner-Bolotin, M., Carolan, J., Fisher, H., Nashon, S., & Scott, S. (2014) Analyzing Undergraduate Students’ Attitudes and Beliefs about Physics: Influence of Gender and Year of Study. Paper presented at The International Conference of STEM in Education, UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada July 12-15, 2014.

Adler, J.D., & Scott, S. (2014) Facilitating Science Methods Through an Inquiry Approach. Paper presented at The International Conference of STEM in Education, UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada July 12-15, 2014.

Scott, S. & Adler, J.D. (2013). Searching for effective environmental education: A study of children’s environmental knowing during AquaSchool. Paper Presented at the Annual Conference of the North American Aquatic and Marine Educators, Crescent Beach, BC, Canada, July 14 – 18, 2013.

Kim, J., Anderson, D., & Scott, S. (2013). Korean Elementary School Students’ perceptions of marine organisms. Paper Presented at the Annual Conference of the North American Aquatic and Marine Educators, Crescent Beach, BC, Canada, July 14 – 18, 2013.

Kim, J. & Scott, S. (2013, July). Korean elementary school students’ perspectives of their Interconnectedness to marine plants and animals. Paper presented at East Asian Association for Science Education Conference, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, China.

Scott, S. & Adler, J.D. (2013, June). Re-imagining a science methods course through an environmental education lens. Paper presented to the Annual Conference of the Canadian Studies in Education, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Scott, S. & Adler, J.D. (2012, April). Searching for effective environmental education: A study of children’s environmental knowing in a marine science programme. Paper Presented at American Education Research Association (AERA) Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Nashon, S., Adler, J. D, Ludemann, J., & Scott, S. (2011, August). Web Based Education: Investigating Students’ Understanding and Interpretation of Choking in Children – Lessons Beyond Cultural Borders. Paper Presented at ICT and Informatics in Globalized World of Education (IIGWE) Conference, Mombasa, Kenya, Africa.

Adler, J. D.; Nashon, S., Ludemann, J., & Scott, S. (2011, May). Students’ Understanding and Interpreting Choking in Children by Grade Fives. Paper presented at the 2011 CSSE Annual Conference. University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Kelly, N. & Scott, S. (2009, October). Using the 7 principles for good practice to evaluate a service learning course. Paper presentation at the Ninth International Conference on Service Learning, International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Kelly, N. & Scott, S. (2009, May). Using the 7 principles for good practice in undergraduate education to evaluate a community-based learning course. Paper presentation at the First Year in Focus: Engaging Students in their First Year and Beyond Conference, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., Canada.

Adler, J.D., Scott, S.A., Nashon, S. M. (2008). The Relationship Between Philosophical, Pedagogical, & Content Knowledge Among Elementary Science Teacher Candidates. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study Of Education (CSSE) at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC., Canada.

Adler, J.D., Scott, S.A., Nashon, S.M. (2008). The Relationship Between Philosophical, Pedagogical, & Content Knowledge Among Elementary Science Teacher Candidates. Poster presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, New York City, NY, U.S.A.

Scott, S. (2004, August). Multi-perspective environmental education. Workshop and paper presentation at the Developmental Education for a Sustainable Future Conference, the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EEC), Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Scott, S. (2004, April). Children’s environmental knowing. Poster presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, California, U.S.A.

Scott, S., & Mayer-Smith, J. (2004, April). Environmental knowing through multi-perspective learning. Poster presentation at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Courses Taught

EDUC 451/2/3 a/b Inquiry Seminars
EDUC 500 Educational Research Methods
EDCP 328 Environmental Education
EDCP 349 Elementary Science Methods
EDCP 538 Theory and Research in Environmental Education