The course provides an introduction to a variety of topics relevant to both formal (classroom) and informal (outreach) education at all age levels. Instruction will involve a mixture of assigned readings, class discussions, lecture components, and other activities.
Note: this list is representative but not necessarily complete; additional topics may be addressed during the course.
Student evaluation will be based on a mixture of written assignments, activities, and a final project. Projects may be individual or group-based; topics will be suggested, but students are free to propose their own ideas. Projects will involve developing materials and/or activities based on the Ontario science curriculum for use in either a formal (class) or informal (outreach) educational setting. Students are expected to test their projects out in a real-world setting.