Areas of Research
Culture-based science and mathematics education with a focus on Indigenous students. Science and mathematics curriculum and instruction (policy, curriculum development, assessment of students, instructional strategies, R&D into science and mathematics classroom materials). International science education.
- Elementary Science Methods
- Secondary Chemistry Methods
- Advanced Methods for Experienced Teachers
- Epistemology, History & Sociology of Science
- General Methods of Instruction
- Issues in Science Education (graduate level)
- Introduction to Research (graduate level)
- Issues in Curriculum Development (graduate level)
- Reference Committee for the project SaskMATH. Provincial Education Sector (a consortium among the Ministry of Education and 28 Boards of Education. Website development of SaskMATH: A Provincial Resource for Teachers and Leaders of Mathematics in Saskatchewan. (2019-2020).
- Conference Board of Canada; Research Advisory Board; Cross-cultural curricula and supports for Indigenous learners in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Ottawa. (2019-present).
- Ehime University, Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan. Book publishing project. (2019-2020).
- Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Finnmark University College, Arctic University of Norway, & University of Oslo. Collaborative R&D project, LOCUMS – Local Culture for Understanding Mathematics and Science. Advisory Board (2015-2019).
- Laboratory School, Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study, OISE/University of Toronto. Writing a 2nd edition of Natural Curiosity by incorporating an Indigenous lens into this teacher resource book for teaching environmental inquiry, grades K-8 (2015-2017).
- Native Universe: Indigenous Voice in Science Centers. A USA National Science Foundation funded project co-sponsored by the Association of Science-Technology Centers. Member of an 11-person Advisory Board, and the only non-American (2015-2018).
- Tokyo University of Science, Graduate School of Science and Mathematics Education. Preparing future teacher leaders for multicultural classrooms (October 12-25, 2014).
- Four Corners School of Outdoor Education: Teacher professional development for teachers in the Colorado Plateau region (Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona): Enhancing school science with Indigenous knowledge, and implementing culturally responsive science teaching (Utah State University Eastern Blanding Campus, February 27 – March 2, 2014).
- University of British Columbia Press. Book manuscript reviewer (January 2014).
- Council of Canadian Academies, Ottawa, Canada. Reviewer for a draft of a major research project report on the state of Canada’s science culture (November 2013).
- Pearson Education Canada (publisher), Don Mills, Ontario: Writing and editing Indigenous content for Manitoba’s Grade 7 Science Teacher Resource (June-July, 2013).
- Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development for Saskatchewan. Project “Education for Sustainability in Rural and Remote Regions” (May 8-9, 2013).
- Australian Council of Scholarly Academics, Melbourne University, Australia, concerning STEM Education and Related Employment for Indigenous Students and Indigenous Citizens of Saskatchewan (Sept – Dec 2012)
Saskatoon Public Schools, consultant in producing a professional development program Enhancing School Science with Indigenous Knowledge (May 2011 – June 2012).
- Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, Saskatoon: Developing a provincial Indigenous science fair that reflects Indigenous values and an Indigenous collective worldview (2008-present).
- Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia, Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park, Cluny, Alberta. Professional development on producing teaching materials that include Indigenous knowledge in school science (Grades 7-9), for Siksika, Tsuu T’ina, and Nakoda Nations, along with the Calgary Catholic School Division (February 22, 2012).
- Pearson Education Canada (publisher), Don Mills, Ontario: Developing science textbooks (Grades 3-9) that combine Indigenous and scientific ways of knowing nature (2008-2013).
- National Science Teachers Association, San Francisco, CA, teacher professional development on building cultural bridges between scientific and Indigenous ways of knowing nature (March 10, 2011).
- Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Sámi University College, and Finnmark University College; Alta, Norway: How does teaching in science relate to Indigenous peoples’ cultural identities? (2010)
Providence University, Taichung, Taiwan: Designing research and development projects with Taiwanese Aboriginal Tribes (2009).
- Aarhus University, Denmark: Policy development for cross-cultural science education for European students (2008).
- University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago: Assessing content in science education graduate studies (2008).
- American Indian Center of Chicago, USA: Future directions for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education (2008).
- Asian Science Education Association, Kaohshiung, Taiwan: Modifying Western science education curricula to meet Asian students’ identities and life goals (2007).
Thompson Rivers University, Kanloops, BC, Canada: Developing classroom resources in school science for First Nations students (2007).
- Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden: Combining Indigenous knowledge into scientific literacy policies (2007).
- National Research Council, and National Science Teachers Association, Washington DC: Developing a research agenda in science education (2006).
- Zürich University, Switzerland: Developing cross-cultural science education for European students (2005).
Nelson Canada (publisher): Reviewing Aboriginal content in Grades 11 & 12 chemistry textbooks (2005).
Northern Lights School Division, La Ronge, SK, Canada: Developing community-based science education programs for Indigenous students’ resiliency (2005).
- Kristianstad University, Kristianstad, Sweden: School science program development for science-based occupations and the attentive public (2004).
- Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden: Developing a research program framed by a humanistic science education (2004).
- Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA: Developing cross-cultural science education for inner city schools (2004).
- University of Kobe, Kobe, Japan: The inception of an international research network “Culture Studies in Science Education” (2004).
- Northwest Indian College, Bellingham, Washington, USA: Integrating Western science with Native American science (2003).
- University of Kobe, Kobe, Japan; University of Hawai’i at Māona, Hawai’i, USA; Waikato University, Hamilton, Aotearoa New Zealand; Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia: Research into culture, language, and gender sensitive science teacher education programs (2002).
- Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan: Planning an international workshop on research in culture studies in science education (2001).
- WestEd (research company) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California: Analyzing the cultural validity in science and mathematics assessments of students (2000).
- Northern Lights School Division, La Ronge, SK, Canada: Developing community-based school science that combines Indigenous and scientific knowledge systems (1998-2000).
- Ibaraki University, Mito, Japan: Policy development for non-Western countries’ science curriculum (1996).
Tsukuba University, Tsukuba, Japan: Policy development for non-Western countries’ science curriculum (1996).
- Department of Teacher Education, Oslo University, Norway: Teacher education for cross-cultural science education for European students (1996).
- UNESCO, Paris: Developing a scientific and technological literacy project (1996).
- Seoul National University, Korea: Curriculum and assessment in non-Western school science (1996).
Ministry of Education and the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago: Research and curriculum development for Indigenous knowledge in the science curriculum (1995).
- Council of Ministers of Education of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario: Developing the SAIP science assessment project (1994).
- UNESCO, Paris: Policy development for student assessment in science education (1993).
Durham Board of Education, Whitby, Ontario: Developing Science in Society OAC (1992).
- Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia. New Insights into Course Evaluation in Science. An invited seminar for the, Vancouver, B.C. (January, 1975).
- School Mathematics for Reconciliation: From a 19th to a 21st Century Curriculum
- An on-line monograph researched during 2016, finalized in 2017, 195 pp.
- Download a pdf version
- Enhancing School Science with Indigenous Knowledge: What We Know from Teachers and Research
- Developed by the Saskatoon Public School Division (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) during a 1-year collaborative professional development project. Glen Aikenhead is lead author among 15 co-authors comprised of: an Elder, a Knowledge Holder, 2 Indigenous Education Unit administrators, 2 consultants, and 8 science teachers. Published in 2014 with Amazon.ca
- A description of the book and how to order it
- Bridging Cultures: Indigenous and Scientific Ways of Knowing Nature
- "Rekindling Traditions: Cross-Cultural Science & Technology Units"
- The result of a 2-year (1999-2000) research and development project in Northern Saskatchewan hosted by the Northern Lights School Division and funded by many Saskatchewan institutions. Community-based collaboration with Elders and with 6 teacher unit developers.
- Cross-Cultural Science & Technology Unit
(This will link you to the project's website)
- Science Education for Everyday Life: Evidence-Based Practice
- STS Education: International Perspectives on Reform
- Logical Reasoning in Science & Technology
- Published in 1991 by John Wiley & Sons, Canada Gr. 10 science textbook in Saskatchewan & Nova Scotia. A recommended resource in Newfoundland (Gr. 10) and Ontario (Gr. 13)
- To order the book on-line
- Chapters in J. Solomon & G. Aikenhead STS Education: International Perspectives on Reform (1994). Teachers College Press, New York.
- Chapter 2: The Social Contract of Science: Implications for Teaching Science
- Chapter 5: What is STS Science Teaching?
- Chapter 16: Consequences to Learning Science Through STS: A Research Perspective
- Chapter 20: Collaborative Research and Development to Produce an STS Course for School Science
- Chapter in David Kumar and Daryl Chubin (Eds.) Science, Technology, & Society: A Source Book on Research and Practice, (2000), Kluwer Academic Press, pp. 49-89.
- Chapter in R. Millar, J. Leach, & J. Osborne, Improving Science Education: The Contribution of Research, (2000). Open University Press, UK, pp. 245-264.
- Chapter in C. Bryant, M. Gore, & S. Stocklmayer (Eds.), Science Communication in Theory and Practice. (2001) Kluwer Academic, Netherlands. pp. 23-45.
- Chapter in W-M. Roth & J. Désautels (Eds.) Science Education as/for Sociopolitical Action (2002). Peter Lang. pp. 151-166
- Chapter in R.T. Cross (Ed.), A Vision for Science Education: Responding to the Work of Peter J. Fensham. (2003). Routledge Press, pp. 59 - 75.
- Chapter in S. K. Abell & N. G. Lederman (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Science Education. (2007). Lawrence Erlbaum, pp. 881-911.
- In C. Linder, L. Östman, D.A. Roberts, & P-O. Wickman (Eds.), Exploring the Landscape of Scientific Literacy. (2011). Routledge, pp. 28-44.
- Scientific Literacy for a Knowledge Society (co-author)
- In D. Corrigan, J. Dillon, & R. Gunstone (Eds.), The Professional Knowledge Base of Science Teaching. (2011). Springer, pp. 107-127.
- In T.D. Sadler et al. (Eds.), Socio-Scientific Issues in Science Classroom: Teaching, Learning and Research. (2011). Springer, pp. vii-xi.
- Chapter in A. Kajander, J.,Holm, & E. J. Chernoff, (Eds.) Teaching and learning secondary school mathematics: Canadian Perspectives in an International Context (2018). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG. pp. 39-50.
- An analysis of four ways of assessing student beliefs about STS topic. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1988
- Curriculum change, student evaluation, and teacher practical knowledge. Science Education, 1992 (co-author)
- Students' preconceptions about the epistemology of science. Science Education, 1992 (co-author)
- The Development of a New Instrument: "Views on Science Technology Society" (VOSTS). Science Education, 1992 (co-author)
- Science Education: Border Crossing into the Subculture of Science. Studies in Science Education, 1996
- Towards a First Nations Cross-Cultural Science and Technology Curriculum. Science Education, 1997
- Cross-Cultural Science Education: A Cognitive Explanation of a Cultural Phenomenon. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1999
- Teachers' Views on Aboriginal Students Learning Western and Aboriginal Science. Canadian Journal of Native Education, 1999
- Transcending Cultural Borders: Implications for Science Teaching. Research in Science and Technological Education, 1999
- Japanese and Canadian Science Teachers' Views on Science and Culture. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2000
- Students' Ease in Crossing Cultural Borders into School Science. Science Education, 2001
- Integrating Western and Aboriginal Sciences: Cross-Cultural Science Teaching. Research in Science Education, 2001
- The Educo-Politics of Curriculum Development. Canadian Journal of Science, Math and Technology Education, 2002
- Cross-Cultural Science Teaching: Rekindling Traditions for Aboriginal Students. Canadian Journal of Science, Math and Technology Education, 2002
- Chemistry and Physics Instruction: Integration, Ideologies, and Choices. Chemical Education: Research and Practice, 2003
- Science-Based Occupations and the Science Curriculum. Science Education, 2005
- Research into STS Science Education. Educación Química, 2005.
- Towards Decolonizing the Pan-Canadian Science Framework. Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2006
- Indigenous Knowledge and Science Revisited. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2007 (co-author)
- Objectivity: The Opiate of the Academic? Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2008
- Academic Science, Cultural Intransigence, and Devious Educo-Politics. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2010
- An Emerging Decolonizing Science Education in Canada. Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2010 (coauthor)
- Indigenous Elementary Students' Science Instruction in Taiwan. Research in Science Education, 2012 (third author)
- A 21st century economic, educational and ethical mathematics curriculum policy. The Mathematics Enthusiast, 2017
- Enhancing school mathematics culturally: A path of reconciliation. Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education (Special Monograph Issue), 2017
- Indigenous culture-based school mathematics in action: Part I: Professional development. The Mathematics Enthusiast, 2021 (coauthor)
- Indigenous culture-based school mathematics in action: Part II: The study results. The Mathematics Enthusiast, 2021 (coauthor)
- Concepts of Evidence Used in Science-Based Occupations: Acute-Care Nursing (49 pp.) (2003)