Dr. Mohammed Estaiteyeh

Assistant Professor (PhD, OCT, MA, BS)

Available for Graduate Advisement

Office: WH281
905 688 5550 x5558

Dr. Mohammed Estaiteyeh is an Assistant Professor of Digital Pedagogies and Technology Literacies in the Faculty of Education at Brock University. He is also the subject team leader for digital technology courses in the elementary and secondary teacher education programs.

Dr. Estaiteyeh holds a PhD (2022) in Curriculum Studies with a focus on STEM Education from Western University. He has more than 15 years of experience in the field of education as a teacher, subject coordinator, academic director, educational consultant, and trainer of teachers in K-12 schools; and as an instructor, researcher, and program developer and reviewer in higher education.

Dr. Estaiteyeh’s research focuses on educational technologies (technology-enhanced teaching, online learning, inclusive digital pedagogies and assessment practices, immersive technologies, and digital teaching resources); science and STEM Education; differentiated instruction; teacher education and professional development; and innovations in curriculum, instruction, and assessment in K-12 schools and post-secondary programs. Dr. Estaiteyeh is also keen on developing interdisciplinary research collaborations and community partnerships.

Research Interests

  • Educational technologies
  • Digital pedagogies and technology literacies
  • Online teaching and learning
  • Science and STEM education
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) practices such as differentiated instruction (DI) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Teacher education and teacher professional development
  • Curriculum studies
  • Program evaluation in higher education

Research Projects and Activities

1) STEM Teacher Candidates’ Preparation for Online Teaching and Effective Use of Educational Technology in Intermediate-Secondary Classrooms

  • Research Team: Isha DeCoito and Dr. Mohammed Estaiteyeh (September 2020-current)
  • Research Synopsis: This study explores STEM teacher candidates’ skill development in using educational technology and future readiness for online teaching in intermediate-secondary classrooms.

2) 360-Degree Education and Evaluation: Focusing on the Impact and Outcomes of a New Interdisciplinary Master’s Program

  • Research Team: Nicole Campbell, Dr. Isha DeCoito, and Dr. Mohammed Estaiteyeh (January 2021-current)
  • Research Synopsis: This study explores the impact of a newly developed and innovative program at the Schulich School of Medicine (Western University), aimed at fostering students’ interdisciplinary skills.

3) Promoting STEM Teacher Candidates’ Views, Understandings, and Implementation of Differentiated Instruction

  • Mohammed Estaiteyeh’s Doctoral Dissertation (September 2019-March 2022)
  • Research Synopsis: Equity, diversity, and inclusion practices in STEM education are the focus of Dr. Estaiteyeh’s doctoral research on differentiated instruction. This research received several awards and honors, including: Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS); The 2023 “Association for Science Teacher Education Award V: Implications of Research for Educational Practice-graduate student level”; The 2022 Canadian Association of Teacher Education “Recognition Awards for Theses and Dissertations on Teacher Education”; and three research awards at Western University.

4) Ontario’s STEM Teachers’ Experiences with Online Teaching and Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Research Team: Isha DeCoito and Dr. Mohammed Estaiteyeh (May 2020-April 2022)
  • Research Synopsis: This study explores elementary and secondary STEM teachers’ views, successes, challenges, and pedagogical and assessment practices in online teaching in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • NARST – National Association for Research in Science Teaching
  • ASTE – Association for Science Teacher Education
  • AERA – American Educational Research Association
  • CSSE – Canadian Society for the Study of Education (including CACS-Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies, SERG-Science Education Research Group, CATE-Canadian Association for Teacher Education, and TATE-Technology and Teacher Education)
  • OCT – Ontario College of Teachers: Registration Number 699822: Intermediate and Senior Divisions, Science and Biology

DeCoito, I., & EstaiteyehM. (2022). Online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic: Exploring STEM teachers’ curriculum and assessment practices in Canada. Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Science Education Research, 4(8). https://doi.org/10.1186/s43031-022-00048-z

DeCoito, I., & EstaiteyehM. (2022). Transitioning to online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic: An exploration of STEM teachers’ views, successes, and challenges. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 31(3). 340–356. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10956-022-09958-z

DeCoito, I., & Estaiteyeh, M. (2022). STEM teachers’ experiences with online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic: A Canadian context. In H. Burgsteiner & G. Krammer (Eds.), Impacts of COVID-19 pandemic’s distance learning on students and teachers in schools and in higher education – international perspectives (pp. 421–444). Leykam Buchverlag. https://doi.org/10.56560/isbn.978-3-7011-0496-3_20

Estaiteyeh, M. (2021). Differentiated instruction in science classrooms: The potential role of technology. In D. Anderson, M. Milner-Bolotin, R. Santos, & S. Petrina (Eds.), Proceedings of the 6th International STEM in Education Conference (STEM 2021) (pp. 116-123). University of British Columbia. https://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0402129

Patel, P., DeCoito, I., Estaiteyeh, M., & Osinski, G. (2020). Space Explorer’s Academy: A unique expert led outreach program to engage youth in space! Proceedings of the 71st International Astronautical Congress – The Cyberspace Edition.

Estaiteyeh, M. (under review). Promoting STEM teacher candidates’ views and understandings of differentiated instruction.

Estaiteyeh, M. (under review). Exploring STEM teacher candidates’ aspirations and long-term implementation of differentiated instruction.

EstaiteyehM., & DeCoito, I. (under review). Equity, diversity, and inclusion in digital video games: A case study of STEM teacher candidates.

EstaiteyehM., & DeCoito, I. (under review). STEM teacher candidates’ development of digital curriculum resources with a focus on differentiated instruction.

EstaiteyehM., & DeCoito, I. (under review). Curriculum and pedagogy in STEM teacher education: Developing case studies of socio-scientific issues focusing on differentiated instruction.

EstaiteyehM., & DeCoito, I. (under review). Course design in teacher education to promote STEM teacher candidates’ professional knowledge of differentiated instruction.

EstaiteyehM., & DeCoito, I. (under review). Empowering STEM teacher candidates to implement differentiated instruction in teacher education courses.

  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), May 2021-April 2022. (15,000.00 CAD)
  • Art Geddis “Learning About Teaching” Memorial Award, Western University, April 22, 2021. (500.00 CAD)
  • “Jessica Jean Campbell Coulson Award” for Inclusive Education, Western University, May 13, 2020. (2,000.00 CAD)
  • “Inclusive Education Research Award” by the Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education, Western University, February 20, 2020. (750.00 CAD)
  • 8P73: ICT for Teaching & Learning (Intermediate-Senior Division)