Wolff-Michael Roth
  Lansdowne Professor, Applied Cognitive Science, University of Victoria
  Griffith Institute of Educational Research, Griffith University

 

 

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.FQS: Forum Qualitative Social Research

2 book series: .SENSE: science & math
.SENSE: culture & history

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Wolff-Michael Roth
MacLaurin Building A567
University of Victoria
Victoria, BC
V8P 5C2
mroth@uvic.ca

 

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cv details
update: DEC-21-2013

 

 

[Education] [Experience] [Funding]

A newspaper article about me and my work: [hands-on science]
There is a feature on and tribute (in English, in Polish) to my work in the 2013/1 issue of Avant, a journal of the "philosophical-interdisciplinary vanguard"

Education

Ph.D.

A Neo-Piagetian Approach to the Development of Problem Solving Strategies in the Domain of Proportion Problems (School of Science and Technology, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, 1987).

M.Sc.

Stopping Power of Protons from 20 to 120 keV (Physics, Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, Julius-Maximilians University, Würzburg, Germany, 1979).

College

Physics, Mathematics. Röntgen Gymnasium, Würzburg, Germany, 1973.

 

Experience

2013-

Lansdowne Professor, Applied Cognitive Science. (University of Victoria, British Columbia )

2012

Research Professor, Griffith Institute of Educational Research. (Griffith University, Mount Gravatt, QLD, Australia)

1997-2011

Lansdowne Professor, Applied Cognitive Science. (University of Victoria, British Columbia )

1999

Grade 7 science. (Bayside Middle School, Brentwood, British Columbia )

1998

Grade 7 science. (Bayside Middle School, Brentwood, British Columbia)

1995-96

Associate Professor, Research Methods, Science, Mathematics, & Technology Education. ( Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia)

1992-95

Assistant Professor, Research Methods, Science, Mathematics, &Technology Education. (Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia )

1994 - 1995

Grade 6-7 science. (Ross Road Elementary School, North Vancouver, British Columbia)

1994

Grade 7 science, French immersion. (Ross Road Elementary School, North Vancouver, British Columbia )

1989-92

Department Head of Science (Grade 4 - 12, OAC), Physics (12 & OAC); Science in Society (OAC); AP (university) physics. (Appleby College, Oakville, Ontario)

1990

Lecturer: Physics for Elementary Teachers. (University of Victoria, British Columbia)x

1989

Assistant Professor, Science Education, Computers in Elementary Science. (Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN)

1988-89

Assistant Professor, Science Education. (Indiana University, Bloomington, IN)

1988

Associate Researcher and Lecturer: Physical Science; Science in the Elementary Schools (undergraduate); Science in the Elementary Schools, (graduate). (University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS)

1986-87

Teaching& Research Assistant, Physical Science; Science in the Elementary Schools; Physical Chemistry (undergraduate); Physical Chemistry Lab, (graduate). (University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS)

1983-86

Teacher, Computer Science (10 - 12), Physical Science (9 - 11). (Lewisporte Integrated High School, Lewisporte, Newfoundland)

1980-82

Teacher, Biology (7), Physical Science (8, 9), Mathematics (8, 9) (St. Paul's River, Québec)

1976-79

Research Assistant & Independent Researcher: (Sonderforschungsbereich 92, Julius-Maximilians University, Würzburg, FRG)

 

 

Funding

2013

 

Co-investigator (20013-2016). Everyday understanding, the incarnate body, and informal science learning (PI: S.-W. Hwang) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, #435-2013-0260: $142,306.

2011

 

Co-investigator (20011-2015). Examining construct comparability in science and mathematics assessments: are psychometric analyses sufficient for examining construct comparability and do cognitive analyses support psychometric investigations? (PI: K. Ercikan) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, #410-2011-0745: $152,433.

2009

 

Co-investigator (2009-2012). Discursive psychology and social technology: Investigating Web 2.0 in education. (PI: Norm Friesen) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, #410-2009-0014: $68,000.

2009

 

Principal Investigator (2009-2012). Life transitions and the changing nature of thinking and speaking: building a 4th generation cultural-historical activity theory. So-cial Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Can-ada, #410-2009-0014: $123,907.

2008

 

Co-principal investigator (2008-2010). Emotional tran-sitions: Exploring professional transitions of science teachers. (PI: Steve Ritchie) Australian Research Coun-cil Discovery Grant DP0984394: $250,000.

2007

 

Co-principal investigator (2007-2008). Understanding the nature of science and scientific progress: A theory-building approach. Canadian Council on Learning. $50,000. (PI M. Scardamalia)

2006

 

PI (2006-2009). Identity in science/mathematics: A cultural historical approach to the role of motive, motivation, and emotion in mediating participation and learning. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, #410-06-0007: $151,436.

2006

 

co-PI (2006-2009). Embodied knowing and learning in elementary mathematics. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, #410-06-????: $139,582.

2005

PI (2005-2010). Pacific Center for Scientific Literacy. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, # : $999,000.

2003

PI (2003-2006). Navigating knowledge boundaries between formal education and workplace. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canad, #501-03-0021: $204,000.

2003

 

PI (2003-2006). Gestures in science and mathematics learning. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada #410-03-0125: $140,679.

2001

 

Co-PI (2001-2002). The nature and scope of contextualized learning of ICT skills by pre-service teachers in their final practica Grades 6-9 (Rick Bell, PI; M. Robertson). British Columbia Ministry of Education: $30,000.

2000

 

Co-Investigator and Co-chair Arm 1 (2000-2005). COASTS UNDER STRESS: The Impact of Social and Environmental Restructuring on Environmental and Human Health in Canada (Rosemary Ommer PI). Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council #412-1999-1007: $6,190,356. (Subproject: $111,000)

2000

Principal Investigator: How does Abstract Knowledge Develop from Activity? The Gesture Link. Internal Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada grant, April 2000: $2,748.

1999

 

Principal Investigator (1999-2002). Learning in Heterogeneous and Overlapping Knowledge-Building Communities. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, #410-99-0021: $120,000.

1999

 

Principal Investigator: Community in transformation: impact of environmental activism. Internal Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada grant, April 1999: $3,000.

1998

Principal Investigator: Small-group interactions during physics lectures. Excellence in Teaching Program. (With George Beer and Charles Card, Physics Department.) $5,000.

1997

 

Principal Investigator: Educational multimedia: Learning tools or exaggerated hype? Internal Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada grant, May 1997: $2,000

1997

Director: Multimedia analysis and interaction laboratory for multidisciplinary research on knowing, learning, and teaching in schools and workplace settings. University of Victoria: $45,000.

1996

 

Principal Investigator (1996-99). From legitimate peripheral to core participation in authentic mathematical and scientific practices. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, #410-96-0681: $ 147,000.

1995

DAAD Fellow (1995): Situated cognition in high school neurobiology. Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst[German Academic Exchange Service]: $3,200.

1993

Principal Investigator (1993-96): Socio-cultural aspects ofscience learning: Analysis and development of collaborative learning environments. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, #410-93-1127: $ 150,000.

1993

Principal Investigator (1993-96): Engineering for elementary teachers and students. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada M-812-93-0006: $56,380.

1992

Co-investigator (with Terry Teather) (1992-3): Collaborative fraction knowledge construction. Ministry of Education British Columbia, November 1992: $4,500.

1989

Co-director (with Dorothy Gabel) (1989): Frontiers in physics,chemistry, and the teaching of science. Indiana Commission for Higher Education: $32,500.

1988

Principal Investigator (with Bobby N. Irby): Evaluation of the Mississippi Science Curriculum Structure K-6. Mississippi Department of Education, June 1988: $7,700.

 

update: 29-DEC-13

 

new work (2012-13)

- On variability in data
- The Emerging Presence
- Vygotsky, Bakhtin, Vološinov
- Theory-practice at work
- Fuzzy Logic
- Theory of Experience
- Online media learning
- Birth of intentions
- Event-in-the-making*
- Post-constructivist ethics
- Pregnance of bodily movement
- Health—personalized science
- Sociocultural perspectives
- Lectures then and now
- Situated cognition
- "I am a Pibidiana"
- Translation—the possible impossible
- Societal mediation of mathematical cognition
- Origin of signs
- Development of concepts
- ZPD symmetrically

making trouble

- What more?
- More reflexivity
- «Mosh»
- Science hegemony
- On editing . . .
- Ethics as social practice
- Political ethics, unethical politics
- Vagaries and politics of funding 1
- Vagaries and politics of funding 2
- Editorial power/authorial suffering

preprints

- Radical passivity
- On responsibility . . .
- Identity & Community
- Mêlée & literacy
- ZPD
- Dynamic of life
- Solidarity
- Education and diversity of life
- Living/Lived Math
- Representing mathematical performance
- Indeterminate evolutionary change of language
- Psychology from 1st principles

Science studies
- Struggle over water 2
- Struggle over water 1
- Science and the good citizen
Scientific literacy
- Allgemeinbildung: Readiness for living in risk society
- Citizenship and science education
Gesture studies
- Gestures: The leading edge of literacy...
Workplace math
- The meaning of meaning...
- The emergence of graphing...