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Emily Diane Sprowls

Faculty Lecturer Science Education, McGill University

My career as a classroom science teacher and teacher of science teachers has led me to my doctoral research on student-driven science and environmental education. My research is focused on learning among science students and preservice teachers through our collaborations on environmental and science educational initiatives, in both formal and informal settings. In addition to teaching and learning alongside primary and secondary students and preservice teachers, I enjoy working with the National School Reform Faculty in collaboration with teachers across North America. Outside of school, you can find me volunteering in our community garden or riding my bike around Montreal.


  • 2019–2020
    Research Assistant, McGill Faculty of education
  • 2019–2020
    Research Associate, Université de Montréal
  • 2009–2019
    International Facilitator, National School Reform Faculty
  • 2007–2018
    Secondary Science Teacher, Harmony School


  • 2003 
    Yale University, MESc


  • 2020
    Collaborative learning tools to foster inclusive participation and sense of belonging in a microbiology outreach partnership, Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education