Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Azza Sharkawy

Associate Professor of Elementary Science Education
613-533-6000 ext. 77429

BScH (Toronto), B.Ed. (McGill), MA, PhD (OISE/UT)

Associate Professor of Elementary Science Education, Graduate Faculty

Research Interests
  • Multicultural science education
  • Students’ images of science and scientists
  • Elementary pre-service science teacher education
  • Action research/Self-study
Selected Publications

Sharkawy, A. (2012). Exploring the potential of using stories about diverse scientists and reflective activities to enrich primary students’ images of scientists and scientific work. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 7(2), 307-340.

Sharkawy, A. (2010). A Quest to Improve: Helping students learn how to pose investigable questions. Science & Children, 48(4), 32-35.

Sharkawy, A., Barlex, D., Welch, M., McDuff, J., & Craig, N. (2009). Adapting a curriculum unit to facilitate interaction between technology, mathematics, and science in the elementary classroom: Identifying relevant criteria. Design and Technology Education: An International Journal, 14(1), 7-20.

Sharkawy, A. (2009). Moving beyond the lone scientist: Helping grade one students appreciate the social context of scientific work using stories about scientists. Journal of Elementary Science Education.