Dr. David Philpott
Dr. David Philpott joined MUN's Faculty of Education in
September of 2000 following a 15-year career in the public
education system. He is an Associate Professor at Memorial and also
Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of
Calgary. As part of a major teacher education initiative in
Nunavut, he was involved in developing a certificate program for
inclusive education for Aboriginal people. He was principal
researcher on a large project which assessed the educational needs
of the Innu of Labrador and he continued to develop a report of
recommendations for enhancing Innu education.
Currently he is a collaborator with a CURA project at Memorial's Linguistic Department, on the creation of a dictionary that will standardize and document the language of Innu-aimun, facilitating the development of a Innu curriculum. He is also conducting a pan-Canadian review of policy for assessment of children with Learning Disabilities. His expertise is identifying learner diversity within a context of cultural and language difference. His CURA research will focus on use of new and emerging technology by aboriginal students.