David Zandvliet

UNESCO Chair in Bio-cultural Diversity and Education
Faculty of Education


Dr. David Zandvliet is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada) and Director of the Institute for Environmental Learning. He has held additional appointments as an associate faculty member and teaching fellow in the Faculty of Environment (SFU) and is currently an associate member in the Faculty of Science (SFU). He was recently appointed to the newly established UNESCO Chair in Bio-cultural Diversity and Education.

Research Interests

My research interests lie in the areas of science, technology and environmental education with expertise centred on the assessment of physical and/or psychosocial learning environments. I have experience in the provision of teacher training and development, as well as in facilitating teachers’ inquiry through participatory action research. I am also deeply interested in international education, Indigenous education, bio-cultural diversity and education for sustainable development.



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