Dr. Mark Hirschkorn

Area: Teacher Education / Science Education

Phone: 506-447-3140

Fax: 506-453-3569

Email: mhirschk@unb.ca

Education summary:

  • B.Sc. (Hon.) Biology (Saskatchewan)
  • B.Ed. Major in Physics/Chemistry/Biology (Lethbridge)
  • M.Ed. (Alberta
  • Ph.D. (Alberta)

Key area(s) of interest/expertise:

  • Teacher Education Program Design, Learning and Reform
  • Science Education using Constructivist and Inquiry Approaches
  • Integration of Computer Technologies into the K-12 Classroom

Classroom/practicum teaching summary:


  • All Undergraduate UNB Science Methods Courses (ED 3511, 4511 & 5511)
  • Teaching & Learning Theories (ED 5001, 5002 & 5003)
  • Investigating Science Teaching (ED 5960 - Course taught in Trinidad & Tobago)
  • Education in International Contexts (ED 4621)
  • Preparation, Mentorship and Induction of Beginning Teachers (ED 6109)


  • Field Supervision of 6-12 interns/year in three different NB K-12 Schools. (ED 5050)
  • Professional practice, committees, volunteer work summary
  • Supervision of Master’s and Doctoral Students
  • GAU Curriculum Steering Committee; Field Services Committee; Assessment Committee; and, Undergraduate Committee.
  • Vice-President & Program Chair of the Canadian Association for Teacher Education (CATE)

Research Projects including:

  • SSHRC Research Project on Mapping the Landscape of Teacher Education in Canada.
  • UNB Education Program Review
  • Use of ‘Science Kits’ in K-12 Science Education

Reviewer for

  • Prime Minsiter’s Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Assorted National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) journals
  • Alberta Journal of Educational Review (AJER)

Faculty Professional Page: https://sites.google.com/site/hirschkornprofpage/home