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Steve Alsop

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BSc (Hons) Physics University College London; PGCE Goldsmith College London; PhD The Froebel Institute, University of Surrey
217 Winters College
416-736-2100 x 20665

Steve Alsop is a Professor and Director of the Graduate diploma in Environmental Sustainability in the Faculty of Education. He teaches courses and supervises graduate students in the fields of education, science and technology studies, environmental sustainability and interdisciplinary studies. Steve has held a series of administrative appointments including Associate Dean (Research and Professional Development - York University); Teaching Studies Area coordinator (Science - Roehampton Institute, University of Surrey, UK), and Head of Physics (Haverstock School, London, UK); and a series of honorary positions at the Froebel Institute, Roehampton University and the Universidad Baja California, Mexico.

Professor Alsop’s research explores the personal, social, political and pedagogical organisation of scientific knowledge and technologies in educational settings and contexts. His teaching, research and writing are informed by a commitment and belief in the importance and hopes of education building a more wondrous, humane, equitable and just world. He is a member of the executive of IRIS (the Institute for Research and Innovation within Sustainability, York University).

Steve is irresistibly curious and likes to engage with educators in a diversity of contexts and settings such as the PROMEB project - an 8-year Canadian International Development Agency funded project set within rural Peru. The experiences of this project continue to shape his thinking and research.

Scholarly Interests

Science, Technology, Society and Environmental Education (STSE), History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science and Technology (HPSST), Education for Sustainability, Critical Pedagogy, Place Based Pedagogy, Alternative Education, Participatory Action Research Methods, Community Activism and New Social Movements including Guerilla Gardening.