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 (University of Toronto; York University; University of Western Ontario), as well as a lecturer in the Faculty of Education at OISE/UT and 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: