A little about Dr. Richardson
Tasha Richardson, OCT, B.Sc. (Hons), B.Ed., M.A., Ph.D., has been teaching students at the intermediate/senior level, in the fields of physics, biology, and general science since 1997, both in face-to-face and remote learning environments. Dr. Richardson has also worked as a Research Assistant (York University; University of Western Ontario), as well as a lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Western University.
Intrigued by the findings from their Master's thesis, Exploring Ontario Grade Ten Students' Decisions to Select or Reject School Physics, Dr. Richardson decided to pursue a doctorate degree at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (OISE/UT) in order to explore how technology - and specifically digital video games - can support a positive physics identity for elementary teacher candidates. The thesis, The Use of Digital Video Games in an Elementary Teacher Education Program: Exploring Teacher Candidates’ Attitudes and Interest towards Physics, is now available on T-space.
Additional research interests include: science education, gender issues in STEM education, physics identity, integration of technology into the classroom, and game based learning.
Dr. Richardson is a member of the Canadian Association of Physicists, Science Teachers Association of Ontario, and the University of Toronto's Centre for Science Mathematics and Technology Education.
Secondary courses taught, include: