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Dr. Astrid Steele

Dr. Astrid Steele

​Dr. Astrid Steele

Schulich School of Education - Associate Professor
office: A357
tel: 705-474-3450      
ext: 4043
fax: 705-474-1947


BA, Queen's University;
BEd, Queen’s University;
MEd, University of Toronto;
PhD, University of Toronto

Areas of Specialization:

​Science and Environmental Education

Research Interests:

​Focus on the intersection of environmental and secondary science teaching and learning; How STSE and STEM are taught in schools

Current & Future Research:

​Perceived readiness of Pre-Service Teachers to teach STEM topics; Current pedagogies addressing STSE in secondary education


dissertation: Steele, A. (2010). A confluence of traditions: Examining teacher practice in the merging of secondary science and environmental education. (Doctoral dissertation) Available from T Space at the University of Toronto. (

Steele, A. (2011) Beyond contradiction: Exploring the work of secondary science teachers as they embed environmental education in curricula. International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 6(1), p 1-22.

Courses Taught:

​ JI Science, 4344
Nipissing University
100 College Drive, Box 5002, North Bay, ON, Canada  P1B 8L7   Tel: 705.474.3450 | Fax: 705.474.1947 | TTY: 877.688.5507

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