Dr. Ellen Field Awarded SSHRC Fellowship for Research Exploring Teachers’ Understandings of Climate Change

Dr. Ellen Field, Contract Lecturer in the Master of Education program and the Bachelor of Education program (Orillia), has received a 24-month SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship in support of her research project, “Climate Change Pedagogies in Uncertain Times.”

She explains that her research “explores teachers’ understandings of climate change, views on climate change education, and climate change teaching practices. The findings will provide direction for policymakers and will suggest appropriate teacher professional development for improving climate change education within schools.”

Dr. Field’s research will include multiple case studies focused on exemplary climate change education, to highlight pedagogies that are transformative, transgressive, and already taking place in classrooms. She will be working with Associate Professor Dr. Paul Berger.