Meet the Maker Team

Professor Shawn Michael Bullock, Ph.D., P.Phys., F.R.A.S., F.R.G.S., F.R.S.A., has enjoyed taking things apart and putting them back together (often with varying degrees of success), and tinkering with technology since he was a small child. Formerly an associate professor of science education in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, he is now a Professor of the History of Science, Technology and Education at the University of Cambridge, U.K.

Professor Bullock’s work uses the lenses offered by the history and philosophy of science and technology to examine issues in education. Currently, he is particularly interested in the history of higher education in physics in the 19th century, the history of engineering education, and the history of multilingual education. He also conducts research on teacher education and professional development, with a particular focus on self-study methodology and the role of reflective practice in developing professional knowledge about, and for, teaching and teaching future teachers. Additionally, his research encompasses the analysis of paystubs, illuminating financial aspects of education systems. Maker Pedagogy continues to hold considerable interest, as he has begun a project to explore the history of the epistemological underpinnings of the idea of “making” in education. More information about Professor Bullock can be found here.

Dr. Andrea J. Sator is the Curriculum Manager for the Co-operative Education Program at Simon Fraser University. In her most recent undertaking, Andrea is excited to continue the exploration in the use of educational theories and technologies for learning and teaching through her recently completed PhD program in the Faculty of Education at SFU. She was the lead research assistant on this project.

Dr. Allan MacKinnon is an Associate Professor of Science Education at Simon Fraser University.  His research interests include science and environmental education, science teacher education, the history and philosophy of science, and education in the schools of the professions.