Professor Emerita

Staff Development
Constructivism and the Classroom
Post-Secondary Teaching and Learning

Selected Publications

Mayer-Smith, J. & Peterat, L. (Eds). (2010). Get growing! Activities for food and gardening learning. A teacher resource elementary and middle grades. Vernon: Really Small Vernon Press. (220 pages)

Bartosh, O., Ryken, A.E., Tudor, M., & Mayer-Smith, J., (2010). Tahoma outdoor academy: Learning about science and the environment inside and outside the classroom. In R.E. Yager (Ed.) Exemplary science for resolving societal challenges, (pp 93-110), Arlington: NSTA Press.

Mayer-Smith, J., Peterat, L., Bartosh, O. (2009). Cultivating and Reflecting on Intergenerational Environmental Education on the Farm. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education. 14, 107-121.

Bartosh, O., & Mayer-Smith, J., and Peterat, L. (2009). Bringing citizens to natural areas: Motivations and barriers to participation in citizen science. Proceedings of the annual conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference, Garden Grove, CA.

Gerhard, G., & Mayer-Smith, J. (2008). Casting a wider net: Deepening scholarship by changing theories. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2(1).

Laroche, L., Nicol, C., & Mayer-Smith, J. (2007). New venues for science teacher education: Self-organizational pedagogy on the edge of chaos, Complicity, 4(1) 69-83.

Mayer, J., Bartosh, O., & Peterat, L. (2007). Teaming children and elders to grow food and environmental consciousness. Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 6(1), 77-85.

Anderson, D., Lawson, B., & Mayer-Smith, J. (2006). Investigating the impact of a practicum experience in an aquarium on preservice teachers. Teaching Education 17(4),341-353.

Peterat, L., & Mayer-Smith, J. (2006). Farm friends: Exploring intergenerational environmental learning. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships. 4(1), 107-116.

Mayer-Smith, J., Peterat, L., & Bartosh, O. (2006). Growing together to understand sustainability: An intergenerational farming project. In W. Leal Filho (Ed.) Innovation Education and Communication for Sustainable Development, (pp 361-378), Frankfort: Peter Lang.

Spier-Dance, L., Mayer-Smith, J., Dance, N., & Khan, S. (2005). The role of student-generated analogies in promoting conceptual understanding for undergraduate chemistry students. Research in Science and Technological Education, 23(2),163-178.

Peterat, L., Mayer-Smith, J., Lee, A., Sinkinson, S., & Tsepa, M. (2005). Cultivating ecological consciousness in young people through intergenerational learning. In M. G. Smith, L. Peterat, & M. L. de Zwart (Eds.), Home economics now: A tribute to the scholarship of Eleanore Vaines. Vancouver, BC: Pacific Education Press.

sGriffiths, A. J., & Mayer-Smith, J. A. (2004). Instructor apprenticeship in the life science. Genetics Society of Canada Bulletin, 35(2), 35-37.

Mayer-Smith, J. A., (2003). The experience and challenge of teacher leadership in learning technology reform for science education: A tale of TESSI. In J. Wallace & J. Loughran (Eds.), Leadership and professional development in science education: New possibilities for enhancing teacher learning (pp. 81-89). Routledge Falmer.

Yazon, J. M. O., Mayer-Smith, J. A., & Redfield R. (2002). Does the medium change the message? The impact of a web-based genetics course on university students’ perspectives on learning and teaching. Computers & Education, 38, 267-285.

Mayer-Smith, J. A., Pedretti, E. G., & Woodrow, J. E. J. (2000). Closing of the gender gap in technology enriched science education: A case study. Computers & Education, 35, 51-63.