Dr J. Douglas Adler

Scarfe 2101 or find me in the Science Labs
6048225328

Title

Assistant Professor of Teaching

Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK), Change Models, Elementary Science, Environmental Education, Inquiry

 

 

 

Education

University of British Columbia , 2012, PhD
University of British Columbia, 2012, MA, Elementary Science Education
University of British Columbia , 1993, BEd, 2Yr Program, Elementary Science and Math
University of Waterloo, 1991, BES, Honours

Bio

Before joining UBC I was an elementary school teacher. My experiences in and outside the classroom prompted me to pursue a MA and PhD in Science Education. I teach elementary science methods and graduate courses in research methods and science education. My research focuses on elementary science, science education and teacher education.

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Invited Presentations

Conference Presentations

* conference postponed due to Covid-19

*Beattie, E., Scott, S. & Adler, D. (2020) Young Children Learning with Sticks, paper presentation, AERA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 17-21.

*Beattie, E., S., Scott, S. &, Adler. J. D. Young Children Learning Science With Sticks, paper presentation, The Canadian Society for Studies in Education conference, London, Ontario, May 30-June 4.

*Scott, S. & Adler, D. Matriarchs and Matrilines: Honouring our Elders Transforming STEM in Teacher   Education: Sharing Lived Experiences with Orcas of The Salish Sea. paper presentation STEM 2020  conference, Vancouver, BC, July 9-11.

*Beattie, L., Scott, S., Adler, D., & Drouin-Jackson, N. Innovative outdoor place based science pedagogy to enhance academically advanced high school students’ learning experiences, poster presentation, STEM 2020 conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada July 9-11.

*Beattie, E., Adler, D., & Scott, S. Decreasing the Gender Gap in School Science Outdoor Science Learning  Experiences. STEM 2020. UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada July 9-11.

Gauthier, J., Adler, D., Nashon, S., Milner-Bolotin, M. Making Space For Inquiry        In A High School          STEM Laboratory. STEM 2020. UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada. July 9-11, 2020.

Bigloo, F., Scott, S., & Adler, J.D. (2019) Ecology of Existing, Existing, Disgust, and Experience. Paper  presentation, CSSE Vancouver, BC June 1-6.

Scott, S., & Adler, D. (2019) Elder Knowledge & Wisdom in STEM within Teacher Education, paper presentation, HUIC STEAM/STEM in Education Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 5-7.

Scott, S. & Adler, J.D., (2019) Matriarchs and Matrilines: Honouring our Elders. Paper presentation, Investigating  Our Practices, Vancouver, BC, May 4.

Beattie, E., Adler, D., & Scott, S.  Collaborative Reflective Inquiry as Garden Eco-Pedagogy. Paper presented at AERA, Toronto, ON, Canada, April 5.

Gauthier, J., Adler, D., Nashon, S., & Milner-Bolotin, M. Investigating a STEM Lab as a Site for Collaborative Inquiry: Exploring Makerspace Potential and Imbedded Creativity Through reflective Practice. Paper presented at The Canadian Conference of Studies in Education, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 2, 2019.

Leo, M., & Adler, D. Learning Study in Teacher Education: Pre-service Teachers’ Experiences in Planning Lessons with Variation Theory. Paper presented at The Canadian Conference of Studies in Education, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 5, 2019.

Scott, S., Bigloo, F., & Adler, J.D., (2019) Intersectionality through Lived Experiences of the Southern Resident      Orcas, Paper presentation NORA Border Regimes, Territorial Discourses, and Feminist Politics,   University of Iceland, May 22-24.

Scott, S. & Adler, D. (2019) Teaching Through Story: Sharing the Lived Experiences of the Southern Resident Orcas of the Salish Sea in Teacher Education. Conference on Environmental, Cultural, and Economic Sustainability: From Pedagogies of Sustainability to Transformative Change UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, BC January 17-19.

Beattie, L., Scott, S., Adler, J.D., Collaborative reflective inquiry as garden eco pedagogy. Paper presentation at American Education Research Association, Toronto, Ontario, April 5-9

Bruyere, J., Flett, A., Rich, C., Beattie, A. E., Friedman, S., Scott, S., and Adler, D. (2018, May). Collaborative   Inquiry in the School Garden. Forty-minute presentation at the annual meeting of the Investigation Our Practices (IOP) Conference, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Rutakomozibwa, A., & Adler, D.,Promoting Cognitive Conflict Through Instructional Strategies: Gender Differences in Physics Learning in Secondary Schools. 5th International STEM in Education Conference 2018, 21-23 November 2018, Brisbane, Australia.

Tan, M., Miechie, L., & Adler, D., A Study of Pre-service Teachers Approaches to Identifying the Object of Learning and the Critical Aspects. WALS International Conference 2018, 23-26 November 2018 in Beijing Normal University.

Tan, M., Miechie, Adler, D., Pre-service Teachers’ Experiences in Applying Variation Theory in Planning Science Lessons. Paper presentation at American Education Research Association, Toronto, Ontario, April 5-9, 2018.

Adler, J. D., Nashon, S., Scott, S., & Ludeman, J. Interpreting students’ understanding of choking in children through web-based learning experiences. Paper presented at The Canadian Conference of Studies in Education, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 28-June 3, 2016.

Adler, J.D., & Scott, S. Reimagining Science Methods Through an Environmental Education Lens. Paper presentation for The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada July 16-19, 2015.

Adler, J.D., & Scott, S. Sharing our Stories of the Salish Sea. Paper presentation, Ocean Literacy Conference, Vancouver, BC, June 2015.

Ludemann, J.P., Nashon, S., Adler, D., Jasinovic, T., & Chadha, N.K. A global choking prevention strategy. Paper submitted to BC’s 2nd Annual EHITS (Health and Innovation Technology Showcase) Conference. UBC, May 2015.

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.

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.

Scott, S. & Adler, J.D. (2013). Re-imagining a science methods course through an environmental education lens.     Paper presented to the Annual Conference of the Canadian Studies in Education, Victoria, B.C., Canada, June 1– 5.

Scott, S. & Adler, J.D. (2012). 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, B.C., Canada, April 16 – 19.

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, 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.

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.

Students Supervised

To date I have supervised, co-supervised and or served as a committee member for  over 42 graduate students (PhD, MA and MEd).  While I am in the Faculty of Education I have been a member on PhD committees in Medicine, Science and Forestry.

As I am in Educational Leadership I focus on Masters in Education (MEd) as this is a professional degree.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate

CUST 416b

EDCP 349

EDCP 351

EDUC 315

EDUC 319

EDUC 329

EDUC 399

EDUC 418

EDUC 421

EDUC 430

EDUC 450b

EDUC 451b

EDUC 452b

EDUC 490d

SCED 320

SCED 331

Graduate

EDUC 500

EDUC 512a

EDCP 555

EDCP 557

EDCP 580

EDCP 590

To date I have taught 21 different courses and amassed over 454 teaching credits.