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

An experienced teacher and researcher, Dr. Zandvliet has published numerous articles in international journals and presented refereed conference papers on six continents and over 17 countries. His career interests lie in the areas of science and environmental education. He has considerable experience in the design and evaluation of classrooms and in provision of teacher professional development. He has conducted research and development on physical and psychosocial learning environments in Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Taiwan.