Giuliano Reis


Giuliano Reis
Associate Professor, Faculty of Education

Room: LMX488
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 4497
Work E-mail: [email protected]


Giuliano Reis is an Associate Professor of Science Education at the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa (Canada). Through his work he aspires to make the learning and teaching of environmental education and science a way of building a better world (unrealistically ambitious?). His main research interest is in the study of language in/for environmental (and science) education in various learning contexts.


He conducts research in environmental (and science) education in diverse learning settings, like schools, museums, zoos, aquaria, field trips, community gardens, etc. Also, he adopts a qualitative approach to research, mainly through ethnography and discourse analysis. Other related fields of interest include curriculum studies and teacher education.

Type of Student Support He Seeks

He seeks students who are genuinely interested in exploring (researching & learning about) topics related – directly or indirectly – to environmental education both in- and out-of-schools. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: animal rights, interspecies encounters, disability education, science in the media, environmental (and science) communication, ecojustice education, food justice, STSE, STEAM, etc.

Research Question Examples a Student He Supervises Could Work On

  1.  What is the value of teaching and learning in/for/about the environment?
  2.  How could the process of schooling help to solve the current environmental crisis?
  3.  How can teachers promote a more EE-friendly atmosphere in schools?
  4. How can new teachers be prepared to promote a more EE-friendly atmosphere in schools?
  5. What is the role played by curriculum documents in how EE is taught and learned in schools?
  6. How can community organizations promote a more EE-friendly atmosphere outside of schools?
  7. What are the different ways that the study of discourse can benefit the field of EE research?
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