Faculty of Education

FACULTY OF

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Paul Godden

PhD Curriculum Studies
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Major Field

Curriculum Studies

Contact Information

Curriculum Vitae

Supervisor

Dr. Ann-Marie Hill

Research Interests

  • Socially controversial areas in science education, such as global warming and evolution vs. creationism.
  • The effects of cultural background on science education.
  • The effects of culture in, for example, faith-based schools on curriculum areas such as health education and science.
  • Social and political influences on curriculum.

Recent Activities

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), student, Queen’s University, Canada
    September 2014 - Present
    Concentration: Curriculum Theorizing
    Proposed Focus of Study: Ambivalence in the teaching of publicly controversial issues in science
    Supervisor: Dr. Ann-Marie Hill, Professor, Graduate Faculty

  • Master of Education, Queen’s University, Canada
    September 2012 - August 2014
    Concentration: Curriculum Studies
    Thesis: An analysis of the arguments for intelligent design creationism to be taught as part of the science curriculum in the public education system of the United States
    Supervisor: Dr. Ann-Marie Hill, Professor, Graduate Faculty

Recent Refereed Articles

Godden, P. (2014). Creationism in the United States public school science classroom: From policy to practice. Reports of the National Center for Science Education. Ref. No.: 221. Re-submitted w/ revisions: March, 2014. In peer review.

Recent Conference Presentations

Rosa Bruno-Jofré Symposium in Education (RBJSE), 2014 An analysis of the arguments for intelligent design creationism to be taught as part of the science curriculum in the public education system of the United States. (February 28, 2014). An outline of my Master’s thesis and a presentation of interim findings.

Queen’s University Faculty of Education, 2012 Data Security: What’s the worst that can happen? (October, 2012). Risks to digital data; malware protection; patches and software updates; backup strategies; disk imaging and data encryption

Awards

Recipient of the Walter F Light Bursaries for Graduate Students (2014-2015)

Winner of the Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (MSTE) Doctoral Fellowship (2014–2015)

Winner of the Walter F Light Bursaries for Graduate Students (2014)