Dr. Kamini Jaipal-Jamani

Professor (PhD), Department of Educational Studies

Not available for graduate advisement.

Kamini Jaipal-Jamani stands in a hallway at Brock University.

St. Catharines, ON
905 688 5550 x4739

Dr. Kamini Jaipal-Jamani is a professor in Science Education, and she was director of the Teacher Education program from 2018-2021. She received her MEd from Western University and her PhD from the University of British Columbia. She teaches courses on science education and research methods and was the recipient of the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2017. Original research on robotics and preservice teachers was published in the Journal of Science Education and Technology. Ongoing projects include STEM professional development for lecturers at a Jamaican University, funded by Global Affairs, Canada, Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP).

  • Science Education
    • Project: Robotics-based Activities for STEM Learning with Preservice Teachers
  • Teacher and Faculty Professional Development
    • Project: STEM Professional Development with Lecturers at a Jamaican University
  • Teaching and Learning with Technology
  • Research Methodologies
    • Qualitative, survey & mixed methods, discourse analysis, action research

Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE)

  • Science Education Research SIG (SERG)
  • Technology Association for Teacher Education (TATE)

Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE)

  • Science Education SIG

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

  • Teaching and Teacher Education Division K
  • Science, Teaching and Learning SIG

Science Teachers Association of Ontario (STAO)

Fazio, X., & Jaipal-Jamani, K. (in press). Professional learning using a blended learning approach with elementary science teachers: An exploration of processes and outcomes. In C. Tibbett & T. Milford, (Eds) Exploring Elementary Science Teaching and Learning in Canada. Springer.

Jaipal-Jamani, K. (2022). Makerspace and robotics as/for STEM education. In Xiufeng Liu & Lei Wang (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education: The Rise of STEM Education (4th ed., pp.1-9). Elsevier.   https://www.elsevier.com/books/international-encyclopedia-of-education/tierney/978-0-12-818629-9

Jaipal-Jamani, K., Mayne, H., & Ibrahim, S. (2022). Challenges in Using Digital Methods for Online Collaborative Action Research: An International Professional Development Project in Higher Education (pp. 1-15). In SAGE Research Methods Cases. https://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781529603408

Jaipal-Jamani, K., Mayne, H., Ibrahim, S., Porter-DaCosta, A., Devonish, D., Williams-Shakespeare, E., Martin, J. & McLean, E. (2021). An online professional development collaboration: Transforming the practices of TVET teacher educators. In T. Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of Innovate Learning Summit 2021 (pp. 37-41). Online, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).  https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/220360/.

Figg, C., Jaipal Jamani, K., DiCesare, D. & Welbourn, S. (2020). Teaching in the virtual reality of 2020: Building TPACK knowledge of higher education faculty. In T. Bastiaens & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of Innovate Learning Summit 2020 (pp. 98-107). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/218788/

Figg, C., & Jaipal-Jamani, K. (2020). Technology teacher educators: The role of self study in supporting digital age technology teacher education. In Kitchen, J., Berry, A., Bullock, S.M., Crowe, A.R., Taylor, M., Guðjónsdóttir, H., Thomas, L. (Eds.), International Handbook of Self-Study of Teaching and Teacher Education Practices, (pp. 985-1019). Springer.

Jaipal-Jamani, K, Figg, C., Collier, D., Gallagher, T., Winters, K., & Ciampa, K. (2018). Developing TPACK of university faculty through technology leadership roles. Italian Journal of Educational Technology, 26(1), 39-55. doi: 10.17471/2499-4324/984

Jaipal-Jamani, K. (2018). Developing Pre-service Teachers’ Self-efficacy and Science Knowledge through a Scaffolded Robotics Intervention: A Longitudinal Study. In E. Langran & J. Borup (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1913-1919). Washington, D.C., United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).  https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/182790/

Angeli, C., & Jaipal-Jamani, K. (2018). Preparing pre-service teachers to promote computational thinking in school classrooms. In M. S. Khine (Ed.), Computational Thinking in the STEM Disciplines: Foundations and Research Highlights (127-150). Springer.

Jaipal-Jamani, K., & Angeli, C. (2018). Developing teacher self-efficacy to teach science and computational thinking with educational robotics: Using scaffolded programming scripts. In C.B. Hodges (Ed.), Self-efficacy in Instructional Technology Contexts (pp. 183-203). Springer.

Figg, C., & Jaipal-Jamani, K. (2018). Developing teacher knowledge about gamification as an instructional strategy. In M.L. Niess (Ed.), Introduction to Teachers’ Knowledge-of-Practice for Teaching with digital Technologies: A Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) Framework (pp. 1215-1243). IGI Global.

Jaipal-Jamani, K., & Angeli, C. (2017). Effect of Robotics on Elementary Preservice Teachers’ Self-Efficacy, Science Learning, and Computational Thinking. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 26(2), 175-192. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10956-016-9663-z

Global Affairs Canada, Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP), 2022

  • Grant received for a three week visiting scholar stay at the University of Technology, Jamaica to conduct a STEM/TVET Professional Development Summer Institute.

Canada-Caribbean Institute, Brock, 2020

  • Grant received to travel and develop international partnership with Jamaica university partners.

Deans Discretionary Fund, Brock, 2019

  • Grant received to support professional mental health initiatives in the Teacher Education program.

Deans Discretionary Fund, Brock, 2018

  • Grant received to support faculty professional development in infusing Indigenous perspectives into courses.

Teacher Education Program

  1. EDBE 8P27: Science and Technology Junior/Intermediate
  2. EDBE 8P37: Science and Technology Primary/Junior

Graduate Program

  1. EDUC 5P92: Introduction to Educational Research
  2. EDUC 7D80: Comprehensive Portfolio (PhD)
  3. EDUC 5K95: Thesis in Educational Studies (MEd)
  4. EDUC 5D91: Major Research Paper in Educational Studies MRP (MEd)