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Faculty Research Interests

Barrie Barrell The history and politics of English education and curriculum studies; the disruption and/or extension of traditional reading, writing and meaning-making practices brought about by various new technologies; globalization, economic imperatives and Canadian educational policy; the infusion of technology into teaching/learning and the curriculum; the influence ICT has on the discourse and structure of the disciplines; hermeneutical studies in educational contexts; ecocriticism (the relationship between literature and the physical environment).


Mary Stordy Mathematics education; ontology of elementary mathematics educators; ecological nature of mathematics; interpretive research - particularly hermeneutics and phenomenology; teacher education; the convergence of pedagogy, hermeneutics and ecology; inquiry-based teaching and learning.


Vernon Curran Adult education; continuing professional education; health professional education; interprofessional education and distance education


Clar Doyle Curriculum studies; critical pedagogy; drama.


Morgan Gardner School counselling; holistic and transformative approaches to education; feminist and narrative counselling approaches; alternative schools; practitioner identity and development; education and social change; preventative school programs; complex learning theories; collaborative learning.


Marc Glassman Diagnostic/prescriptive literacy instruction; teleteaching/telelearning; digitally-enhanced literacy experiences; and the utilization of computer-assisted instruction.


Karen Goodnough Action research, collaborative inquiry, teacher research; curriculum development; pre-service teacher education; problem-based learning; school-university partnerships; and science teaching and learning.


Greg Harris

counselling/clinical/health psychology, psychotherapy/counselling,
positive psychology (e.g., hope, empowerment),community-based research, HIV/AIDS, prevention of high-risk behaviours, medication adherence, students' perceptions of HIV and high-risk behaviours, public school curriculum surrounding health education/infectious diseases, and university curriculum surrounding counselling/psychology


Trudi Johnson Effective teaching; Social Studies teaching and learning; history of education: and legal issues in education.


Ursula Kelly Socio-cultural aspects of education (schooling, curriculum, teaching, and learning) framed within cultural studies, anti-oppressive pedagogies, and postmodern, postcolonial, and queer theories; language studies, literacy education, and English Studies; critical research and inquiry; and, psychoanalytic studies of cultural loss and mourning.


Margo Kondratieva Mathematics education. Psychology of learning and teaching mathematics (rigor and intuition, mathematical paradoxes); history of mathematics with implications for teaching; implicit learning of philosophical ideas within math curriculum (notion of infinity, identity, symmetry, similarity, continuity etc). Extra curriculum activities in math classes: running and training for mathematical contests, team games, and mathematical circles.


Bruce Mann Instructional design with an avatar, non-player character or pedagogical agent; intellectual property law in distance education; technology law in virtual worlds and social networking websites.


Walter Okshevsky Ethics and moral theory in educational practice and policy; critical thinking and epistemology in education; moral education and citizenship education in multiculturally pluralist democracies; theory and practice of liberal education in the school and university; philosophical issues in educational policy and leadership; history of educational philosophy; critical theory, hermeneutics and analytic philosophy as research methodologies in education.


Andrea Rose Arts and Cultural Education, Music education, Critical and cultural pedagogy, Teacher Identities, Experiential Learning, Leadership and Citizenship Education, Cultural production and reproduction, Online/distance education (music/arts).


Henry Schulz Classroom and large-scale assessment in education; quantitative research methods; measurement theory, validation and generalizability.


Tim Seifert Learning - learning strategies, metacognition, self-regulation; Motivation - attributions, self-determination, self-worth; Child development; Methods of analyzing data.


Rob Shea Experiential learning; post secondary student retention and completion; adult education; university/college leadership and administration.


Elizabeth Yeoman Narrative writing and radio and film documentary making as research methods; issues of language, culture, identity, curriculum and pedagogy; second or additional language learning; and postmodern, postcolonial and feminist analyses of cultural phenomena ranging from motherhood and family life to language and history curricula to discourses about the seal hunt.