Alexandra Schindel Dimick

Assistant Professor

Learning and Instruction

 564 Baldy Hall
 
 aedimick@buffalo.edu


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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011
  • M.A.T., Science Education, Cornell University, 2001
  • B.S., Molecular Biology, Brigham Young University, 1998

Professional and Research Interests

  • Social Justice Science Education
  • Environmental Education
  • Civic Engagement
  • Student Empowerment
  • Curriculum Studies

Current Courses

  • LAI 575 - Informal Science Education
  • LAI 521 - Improving Social Studies Instruction in the Elementary Classroom
  • LAI 684 - Collaborative Teaching and Inquiry
  • LAI 698 - Instructional Strategies in Inclusive Settings-Secondary Science and Math
  • LAI 613 - Curriculum Research: Critical Theory

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Grants/Awards

2014 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship

2014 Best Teacher Educator of the Year, University at Buffalo, Awarded by LAI Graduate Student Association



Schindel Dimick, A. (Accepted). Exploring the potential and complexity of critical pedagogy of place in formal science education settings. Science Education.

Schindel Dimick, A. (Under Review). Critical caring of people and place.

Schindel Dimick, A. (2015). Supporting youth to develop environmental citizenship within/against a neoliberal context. Environmental Education Research. 21(3), 390-402.

Schindel Dimick, A. (2015). Extending methods: using Bourdieu’s field analysis to further investigate taste. Cultural Studies in Science Education, 10(2), 369-376.

Schindel Dimick, A. (2012). Student empowerment in an environmental science classroom: Toward a framework for social justice science education. Science Education, 96(6), 990-1012.

Schindel Dimick, A. & Apple, M. A. (2005, May 2). Commentary: Texas and the politics of abstinence only textbooks. Teachers College Record, ID Number: 11855. (Date Accessed: 6/18/2005 11:55:20 AM from http://www.tcrecord.org)

Peer Reviewed Professional Teacher Articles

Schindel Dimick, A., & Tolbert, S. (Accepted). Teaching about Ebola: A lesson in “Othering”. Rethinking Schools.

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

Tolbert, S., & Schindel Dimick, A. (Under Review). Altering the ideology of consumerism: Caring for land and people through school science.

Schindel Dimick, A., & Tolbert, S. (In preparation). Engaging Multiple Identities and Ethical Commitments as a Science Education Researcher/Scholar Activist/School-University Partner: A Metalogue.

Invited Manuscripts

Schindel Dimick, A. (2015). Towards an understanding of human and ecological flourishing. Journal for Activist Science and Technology Education, 6(1), 1-5.


Recent Presentations

Schindel Dimick, A. (2016). A Case Study of Critical Pedagogy of Place in Urban Science Education. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Washington, DC.

Schindel Dimick, A. (2016). Critical Perspectives on Science Education: Examples from Practice. Poster Symposium to be presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Baltimore, MD.

Schindel Dimick, A. ((2016). The Sociopolitical Turn in Science Education: A Call to Action. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Baltimore, MD.

Robert, S. A., Schindel Dimick, A., and Raja, S. (2015). Educating for Food Sovereignty: Growing Critical Food Systems Learning. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Denver, CO.

Schindel Dimick, A. (2015, April). More Than Planting Trees: Transforming Youth and their Community’s Environment Through Critical Caring. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Chicago, IL.

Schindel Dimick, A. (2015, April). Fostering youth’s environmental participation: A comparative case study within urban high school environmental science classrooms. Invited Poster Session for NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellows to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Chicago, IL.

Schindel Dimick, A. (2014, April). Teaching and Learning Science in a Neoliberal Context. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Pittsburgh, PA.

Schindel Dimick, A.(2014, April). More than green consumption: Supporting youth to develop environmental citizenship within/against a neoliberal context. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Philadelphia, PA.