Christine Tippett

Christine Tippett
Christine Tippett
Full Professor

LMX 486
613-562-5800 ext. 4069

Christine Tippett is a full professor in the Faculty of Education whose research and teaching focuses on science and STEM education. She teaches two required graduate courses, which she affectionately calls the “bookend courses” because they are the first and last classes to be taken in the MEd program. Professor Tippett was an engineer before she obtained her teaching degree; an experience that has influenced her ways of thinking about science and STEM education. She leads the STEM in the Early Years research project which focuses on how learning science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at a very young age, can build a solid foundation for later, more formal STEM education. Professor Tippett was awarded the New Researcher Award in 2015 and the Thesis Supervision Award in 2023, both from the Faculty of Education

Research interests

  • Visual representations
  • Representational competence
  • Language and science
  • Professional development for science educators (pre-service, in-service, and informals)
  • Engineering design
  • Early childhood STEM education
  • Concept maps