Dr. Ellen Field
Adjunct Professor & SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow
- PhD in Education, James Cook University, Cairns, Australia
- M. Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada
- B.Ed., Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Canada
- B.A., Double Major in Environmental Studies & English, University of Victoria, Canada
I teach in the Faculty of Education at Lakehead University and hold a two-year, SSHRC post-doctoral fellowship, called Pedagogies for Uncertain Times. In this project, I am leading a national review of climate change education curricula, investigating climate change education practice through a comprehensive survey of Canadian teachers and engaging various stakeholders (students, parents, and members of the general public) about their perspectives on climate change education and schooling. I am also the lead climate inquiry facilitator for Learning for a Sustainable Future’s professional development workshops for teachers, which focus on transdisciplinary, experiential, and inquiry-based strategies and that include developmentally-appropriate instruction.