Dr. Sylvia Moore
Visiting Assistant Professor
Labrador Institute of Memorial University
P. O. Box 490, Station B
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
Office: Room 119, College of the North Atlantic, HV-GB Campus
Tel: (709) 896-6395
Fax: (709) 896-2970
B.A., Psychology, University of Manitoba, 1985
B.Ed., University of Toronto, 1990
M.A., Counselling Psychology, Norwich University, 1996
M.Ed., Curriculum, University of Toronto, 2001
M.Ed., Literacy, Mount Saint Vincent University, 2002
Ph.D., Social, cultural, and political contexts of education; focus on Aboriginal education. Dissertation title: “Trickster chases the tale of education,” 2011.
Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2008/09.
Faculty Research Scholarship, Lakehead University, 2007/08.
Funding Proposals as Principal Investigator/Project Lead
South Shore Regional School Board, 2009
Parks Canada, 2003, 2005 & 2006.
Nova Scotia Teachers Union, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2010
Research and Teaching Interests
Sylvia is interested in Aboriginal education and in working with communities to develop curriculum that is based in Aboriginal ways of knowing. She has worked in both public and First Nations schools.
Moore, S. (2012, November). A trickster tale about integrating Indigenous knowledge in university-based programs. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 2 (4), 324-330.
Iseke, J. & Moore, S. (2011). Community-based Indigenous Digital Storytelling with Elders and Youth. American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 35 (4), 19-38.
Moore, S. (2011, June). Developing Respectful Relationships Through Restorative Conversations. Paper presented at the 14th world conference of the International Institute for Restorative Practices/ Nova Scotia Restorative Justice- Community University Research Association Conference, Halifax, NS.
Iseke-Barnes, J. & Moore, S. (2009, May). Indigenous filmmaking challenges and strategies. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Ottawa, ON.
Moore, S. (2009, May). Widening the circle to develop Aboriginal education. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education , Ottawa, ON.
Moore, S. (2007, October). The forest and the trees: Teachings and learnings from the southwest nova biosphere reserve. Paper presented at the National Conference of the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication, White Point, NS.
Moore, S. (2007, May). Rethinking the boundaries of the classroom. Paper presented at the Science and Management of Protected Areas Association International Conference, Wolfville, NS.
Moore, S. (2006, May). The forest and the trees. Paper presented at the Narrative Matters Conference, Wolfville, NS.
Moore, S. (2002, May). Using talking circles with children. Paper presented at the Canadian Counselling Association National Conference, Halifax, NS.
Moore, S. (2002, May). Learning in the bicultural homeplace. Paper presented at the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education Atlantic Conference, Halifax, NS.
Moore, S. (2001, May). Storytelling as consciousness of self. Paper presented at the Fifth Annual Storytelling Symposium, Sydney, NS.
Sylvia is a Mi’kmaw mother and grandmother. She recently moved to Happy Valley Goose Bay with her family. Sylvia serves on the Board of Directors for Libra House as well as the Mokami Status of Women Council in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. She enjoys reading, knitting, and walking.