Travis T. Fuchs is Researcher in Residence and Science Teacher at Crofton House School and an Honorary Norham Fellow at the University of Oxford. His current projects include teachers’ engagement in and with research as forms of professional development, teacher climate change education, expanding teacher recruitment pipelines, and instructional approaches which leverage socioscientific issues in science learning contexts.
Dr Fuchs is a recipient of numerous awards for his research in teacher professional development and science education, including the SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship, SSHRC Canada Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement, Killam Doctoral Scholarship, and Vancouver Poppy Fund. He is a recent recipient of the SSHRC Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Dr Fuchs earned undergraduate degrees in science (BSc Hons) and education (BEd) from McMaster and Western Universities, respectively. He completed graduate training at Harvard (EdM), Oxford (Recognized Student), and the University of British Columbia (PhD).
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
- Fuchs, T.T. (2023). A framework for climate change education in critical geography. Geography, 108(2), 95-100. https://doi.org/10.1080/00167487.2023.2217632
- Fuchs, T.T. & Jellema, E. (2023). Socioscientific issues and COVID-19: Responding to curriculum reform through action research. Canadian Journal of Action Research, 23(2), 41-68. https://journals.nipissingu.ca/index.php/cjar/article/view/612
- Fuchs, T.T., & Tan, Y.S.M. (2022). Frameworks supporting socially responsible science education: Opportunities, challenges, and implementation. Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 22(1), 9-27. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42330-022-00200-x
- Fuchs T.T., Sonnert, G., Scott, S.A., Sadler, P.M., & Chen, C. (2022). Preparation and motivation of high school students who want to become science or mathematics teachers. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 33(1), 83-106. https://doi.org/10.1080/1046560X.2021.1908658
- Fuchs, T.T., Bonney, K., & Arsenault, M. (2021). Leveraging student misconceptions to improve teaching of biochemistry and cell biology. The American Biology Teacher, 83(1), 5-11. https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2021.83.1.5
- Fuchs, T.T., & Arsenault, M. (2017). Using test data to find misconceptions in secondary science. School Science Review, 98(364), 31-36. https://www.ase.org.uk/resources/school-science-review/issue-364/using-test-data-find-misconceptions-secondary-science
- Fuchs, T.T., Sadler, P.M., & Sonnert, G. (2015). High school predictors of a career in medicine. Journal of Career and Technical Education, 30(1), 9-28. https://doi.org/10.21061/jcte.v30i1.711
- Fuchs, T.T. (2013). Effects of habitat complexity on invertebrate biodiversity. Immediate Science Ecology, 2, 1-10. https://ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.php/ISE/article/view/4627
- Fuchs, T.T., & Arsenault, M. (2018). Secondary biology misconceptions: Using 23 years of test-data to inform pedagogy. Conference proceedings of the National Association of Biology Teachers Professional Development Conference, 10th Annual NABT Biology Education Research Symposium, San Diego, USA. https://nabt.org/files/galleries/Fuchs_Arsenault.pdf
Referred Practitioner Articles
- Harding, T., & Fuchs, T. (2021). Not another climate change headline: The case of a Canadian teacher professional development program. Education in Science, 286, 15-17. https://www.ase.org.uk/resources/education-in-science/issue-286/feature-climate-change-education
- Fuchs, T. (2019). Dwelling between curriculum-as-planned and curriculum-as-lived in science class. Canadian Teacher Magazine, Winter, 18-19. https://canadianteachermagazine.com/2019/01/19/dwelling-between-curriculum-as-planned-and-curriculum-as-lived-in-science-class/
- Fuchs, T. (2016). LGBTQ inclusivity in the science classroom. Canadian Teacher Magazine, Jan, http://www.canadianteachermagazine.com/issues/2016/CTM_JanFeb16/docs/CTM_JanFeb16_web.pdf