Samson Nashon

Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum Studies

Samson Nashon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum Studies. His research focuses on ways of teaching and learning, focusing on students’ alternative understandings that have roots in cultural backgrounds. His most recent studies include High school science in BC: The status of Physics 12, The nature of analogies that Kenyan high school teachers use in explaining physics concepts, Accessing science and mathematics course offerings: A case of rural BC high schools, and the ongoing Metacognition and reflective inquiry (MRI): Understanding learning across contexts. Currently, Dr. Nashon is involved in research projects that include investigation into African students’ ways of knowing in science discourses. His work is featured in numerous journals including Science Education, Journal of Physics Teacher Education Online, and Research In Science Education, among others.