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Conference Presentations

Recent Conference Presentations/Papers
2009 Exploring ICT in Education Conference
Doha, Qatar; March 2009
Lecture: Examining teacher learning within professional learning communities
Workshop: Just-in Time Teaching: Using web-based assignments to inform face-to-face teaching

2008 Presenter, Symposium 2008: Post-Confederation Educational Reform Reform-From Rhetoric to Reality; May 2008, St. John’s, NL
Title: Examining teacher learning within professional learning communities

2008 Presenter, American Educational Research Association (AERA); March
Title: Teacher learning through collaborative action research: Generating "knowledge of practice" in the context of science education

2008 Presenter, American Educational Research Association (AERA); March
Co-presenter: Dr. Woei Hung, University of North Dakota
Title: Enhancing science pedagogical content knowledge through designing PBL modules utilizing 3C3R nine-step design model

2008 Presenter, National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST); March-April
Title: Generating “knowledge-of-practice” in the context of science education: Case studies of teacher learning

2007 Co-presenter with Ms. Pamela Osmond, Graduate Student
Atlantic Canada Association for Science Educators (ACASE); July
Title: Fostering student learning through “minds-on, hands-on” science

2007 Presenter, Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE); May
Co-presenter, Ms. Pamela Osmond
Title: Exploring a triad model of student teaching: The experiences of student interns and cooperating teachers

2007 Presenter, American Educational Research Association (AERA); April
Co-presenter, Dr Woei Hung, University of Arizona South
Title: Designing effective problems in Problem-Based Learning: Evaluating a nine-step design model

2007 Presenter, American Educational Research Association (AERA); April
Co-presenters: Dr. David Dibbon, Dr. Marc Glassman, Dr. Ken Stevens; Memorial University of Newfoundland
Title: Exploring a triad model of student teaching: Student intern and cooperating teacher perceptions

2007 Co-presenter, American Educational Research Association (AERA); April
Lead Presenter: Ms. Kate Bride, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Title: Some thoughts on transforming teacher learning: The experiences of an action research group

2007 Co-presenter, American Educational Research Association (AERA); April
Lead Presenter: Ms. Morgan Gardner, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Title: Narrating postmodern change in teacher education: Expanding commitments to social justice, inquiry-based, and participatory paradigms

2006 Presenter, MOE-NIE-STAS International Science Education Conference (Ministry of Education, National Institute of Education, and Science Teachers Association of Singapore); November
Title: Examining the relationship between teachers’ knowledge and practice: Case studies of teacher inquiry and learning


2006 Co-presenter with Steve Alsop, York University, Canada (Lead presenter); Chia-Ju Liu, National Kaohsing Normal University, Taiwan; Houn-Lin Chiu, National Kaohsing Normal University, Taiwan; I-Lin Hou, National Kaoshing Normal University, Taiwan
MOE-NIE-STAS International Science Education Conference (Ministry of Education, National Institute of Education, and Science Teachers Association of Singapore); November
Symposium Title: Exploring the effects of affect: Contrasting studies and methodological reflections of emotions in and emotions of science education

2006 Presenter, Atlantic Universities’ Teaching Showcase
Memorial University of Newfoundland; October
Title: Improving teaching and learning in undergraduate classes: Making a case for collaborative self-study

2006 Co-presenter with Ken Stevens (Lead presenter), David Dibbon, and Marc Glassman
New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE); December
Title: Rethinking teacher education: Exploring a triad model of student teaching

2006 Co-presenter with Mr. Bruce Nolan, Masters Candidate
Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE); May
Title: Generating knowledge-of-practice through action research: The use of WebCT to support traditional science teaching

2006 Presenter, American Educational Research Association (AERA); April
Title: Moving Science off the ‘Back-burner’: Meaning-making within an action research community of practice
Title: Engaging and transforming elementary teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge through problem-based learning

2006 Presenter, National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST); April
Title: Generating “Knowledge-of-Practice” through action research: The evolution of a community of practice

2006 Presenter, International Conference on Teacher Development: The Key to Education in the 21st Century; Sponsored by Simon Fraser University; March
Title: The use of WebCT to enhance science teaching and learning: Developing “knowledge-of-practice”

2005 Co-presenter with Ms. Darlene Halleran, Teacher
Atlantic Canada Association for Science Educators (ACASE); July
Title: Developing new insights about science teaching and learning through action research: The “Science Across the Curriculum” project

2005 Presenter, Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE); May
Title: Stepping into unknown terrain: Exploring problem-based learning in the
context of high school science

2005 Presenter, American Educational Research Association (AERA); April
Title: Differentiated science instruction: A problem-based learning experience in pre-service teacher education
Title: The development of professional knowledge through co-generative dialogue: The experiences of an action research group

2005 Presenter, National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST); April
Title: Stepping into unknown terrain: Exploring problem-based learning
Title: Pre-service teachers explore differentiated science instruction: A case study

2005 Co-Presenter with Morgan Gardner, Clar Doyle, Dave Dibbon, and Elizabeth Strong
Teacher Education for “The Schools We Need”; November
Title: A site for constructivist, social justice, capacity building and partnership principles in teacher education.

2005 Presenter, Hawaii International Conference on Education; January
Title: The development of professional knowledge through co-generative dialogue: The experiences of an action research group

2004 Invited Speaker, Atlantic Canada Association for Science Educators
Founding Conference; Sackville, NB
Title: Enhancing teacher learning through teacher inquiry

2004 Presenter, Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE); May
Title: The bumpy road of action research: The experiences of two teachers

2004 Presenter, National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST); March
Title: Science teachers in action: Dealing with messiness and uncertainty in action research

2004 Presenter, American Educational Research Association (AERA); April
Title: Problem-based learning: More than an instructional approach

2003 Presenter, Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE); May
Title: Issues in implementing modified problem-based learning in teacher pre-service education

2003 Presenter, American Educational Research Association (AERA); April
Title: Issues in modified problem-based learning: A study in pre-service teacher education
Title: Preparing pre-service science teachers: Can problem-based learning help?

2003 Presenters, National Science Teachers’ Association (NSTA); March
Karen Goodnough and Debby Peck (Leo Hayes High School, Fredericton);
Title: Exploring problem-based learning: Fostering authentic, student-centered
learning (NARST-sponsored Session)

2003 Presenter, National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST); March
Title: Teachers researching inquiry-based science: Action, learning, and meaning-making
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