This professional development project is an initiative of the Faculty of Education, Memorial University, and is funded through a generous donation of Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC). This five year project (2013 - 2018) involves primary/elementary/junior high teachers from Newfoundland and Labrador who are working collaboratively as part of a teacher inquiry group. More information about this project and how to be part of the project can be found by following the "application" link to the right of the home page. TIA will support teacher professional development (K-9 Education) until 2018 in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The broad goals of the project are to:
Dr. Karen Goodnough is a professor and has been a faculty member at Memorial University since December 2003. Before coming to Memorial, she was a faculty member at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada (2001-2003), and prior to this appointment, spent one year as a faculty member at the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York. She is actively engaged in research that focuses on collaborative action research, problem-based learning, science teaching and learning, and teacher development in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. Her most recent research funding from the Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) focuses on how teacher preparation programs in Canada structure learning experiences to support teacher candidates in connecting and integrating practical wisdom, theory, and experience. Karen Goodnough is a former high school science teacher and spent several years working in the area of gifted education.