Samia Khan

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Associate Dean (Research) Professor

Bio

Biography

Professor Samia Khan is the Associate Dean of Research and the Chair of Education in the School of Education and Social Work. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Dundee, she worked in the field of science as a scientist. She was also a permanent public school science teacher in Canada and a Department Head of Science. Professor Khan also served as a faculty teacher advisor for preservice teachers in Canada and the US. Her area of research is STEM education.

Professor Khan is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, US. Samia Khan then spent 16 years at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada as a professor. During this time, she  worked with numerous graduate students and helped to develop the Masters of Educational Technology (online), Science Education graduate program, and the teacher education program for future science teachers. She has also been a key contributor to university-wide digital learning strategies that will shape how all students at UBC will learn online.

Professor Khan has published in major international peer-reviewed journals, such as: Science Education; Science Teacher Education; Educational Technology Research and Development; Computers and Education, and Technology, Instruction, Cognition and Learning. She has also garnered substantial funding and been awarded the prestigious Prime Minister’s Award of Canada for Teaching Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Technology, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Award, the UBC Research Award, and the Canadian Society for the Study of Education’s New Scholar Award for her research.Prof. Khan’s work was recently cited in Tech Trends as top research that has shaped the field of educational technology and teacher education (Bakir, 2016).

Now, in her role as the Associate Dean of Research in the School of Education and Social at the University of Dundee, she will lead a cross-faculty program of research and mentor faculty and graduate students to build the research capacity of the institution. Professor Khan is also actively researching the following research questions with graduate students:

  • How should we teach STEM, including to people who have learning needs?
  • What are the impacts of teacher education on science teachers?
  • How can new digital technologies contribute to profound changes in learning and teaching?
  • How can education support sustainability?

Professor Khan has consistently achieved  a high level of national funding and welcomes future collaborations with graduate students who wish to do R and D on modeling, new educational technologies,  the learning sciences, cognition, visualization, computer simulations, science teacher education, k-16 science education, online education, learning issues, sustainability, or knowledge mobilization.

Publications

Adopt a Bacterium : an active and collaborative learning experience in microbiology based on social media
4/2018, Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

An examination of select science curricula from Europe, Africa, and North America.
9/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

A Comparative Examination of Science Curricula
9/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Model-based Teaching in Science Teacher Education
9/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Preservice science teacher’s adaptation of modeling strategies in the field
5/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Preservice teacher education activities and their impact on Model-based teaching
3/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Shroomroot : an action-based digital game to enhance postsecondary teaching and learning about mycorrhizae
8/2017, American Biology Teacher
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Hypertension management research priorities from patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers : A report from the Hypertension Canada Priority Setting Partnership Group
2/2017, Journal of Clinical Hypertension
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

I learned that online : A study of science teachers and new forms of professional development
/2015
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter (peer-reviewed)

The future of design of computer simulations and their activities
5/2014
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter (peer-reviewed)

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Activities

Learning Science in New Frontiers

Samia Khan (Speaker)
10 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

School of Education, Social Work and Community Education, Annual School Research Conference

Samia Khan (Participant)
28 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Activity Type: Attendance

Khan, S. (2018, October). Model-based inquiry and scientific reasoning. Didaktik der Biologie, Free University-Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Samia Khan (Participant)
Oct 2018 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Activity Type: Attendance

School of Education and Social Work Research and Scholarship Conference

Samia Khan (Participant)
May 2018Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Activity Type: Attendance

Journal of Research in Science Teaching (Journal)

Samia Khan (Editorial board member)
20182021

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Activity Type: Editorial Work

Journal of Science Teacher Education (Journal)

Samia Khan (Editorial board member)
20172020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Activity Type: Editorial Work

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