McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Thu, 07/18/2024 - 18:12

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Complément d'information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.

Dr. Anila Asghar

Associate Professor
Academic title(s): 

Member, Royal Society of Canada | Member, Science and Mathematics Education Research Group (SMERG)

Dr. Anila Asghar
Contact Information
Email address: 
anila.asghar [at]

Education Building
3700 rue McTavish
Montréal, Quebec H3A 1Y2

Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE)
Educational Technology & Teaching Innovation
Social Action & Sustainability Education
STEM Education
Teacher Education, Pedagogy & Leadership
Areas of expertise: 
  • Science Education/STEM Education
  • Science Education Reform in Diverse Contexts
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Interactions Among Religion, Science, Culture, and Education
  • Environmental Education & Nature of Science
  • Conceptual Understanding, Cognitive and Emotional Development
  • Socioconstructivist and Sociocultural Approaches to Learning Science
  • Teacher Education; Curriculum Development and Assessment
  • Educational Leadership & Doctoral Education Reform
  • Peace Studies & Islamic Education

Anila Asghar is internationally recognized for her pioneering scholarship on the complex interactions between religion and scientific reasoning in diverse Muslim communities. She has been developing effective and inclusive learning environments to promote a deeper conceptual understanding of science and sustainability models. Her work to support the development of learners’ cognition, emotions, motivation, and self-regulation while learning science has benefited hundreds of science and technology teachers in Canadian public schools.


Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

College Member, Royal Society of Canada

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