Dr. Shawn Bullock

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies, Faculty of Education

Research Interests

My research focuses on the epistemological problem of how we learn from experience, with particular attention to how pre-service and early-career science teachers learn from the problems and tensions they encounter in personal practice.

Schön’s (1983) ideas about the nature of professional knowledge are of particular relevance to my research. I am interested in how problems of learning science, problems of learning to teach science, and problems of learning to teach science using digital technologies interact with one other.

Recently, I have also adopted a historical approach to understanding how professional knowledge is constructed from experience, using the continuing education of Canadian engineers in the 20th century as a case study for analysis.