Dr. Sylvia Moore

Assistant ProfessorDr. Sylvia Moore

Labrador Institute of Memorial University
P. O. Box 490, Station B
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
A0P 1E0

Office: Room 111, College of the North Atlantic, HV-GB Campus
Tel: (709) 896-6395
Fax: (709) 896-2970

Email: sylvia.moore@mun.ca

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.

Research and Teaching Interests

Sylvia is interested in Aboriginal/Indigenous education and working with teachers to offer culturally relevant curriculum. She uses a Indigenist methodological approach to research and her recent projects focus on storytelling and personal narratives.

Research Projects

Re-storying NunatuKavut: Making Connections Through Multi-generational Digital Storytelling, with Andrea Procter and Amy Hudson

Language and Identity, with Jodie Lane

Women’s Experiences of Cultural Continuity in NunatuKavut, with Andrea Procter and Amy Hudson

Children of South Coastal Labrador

Publications and Presentations

Moore, S. (2015, fall). Expanding on my answers to the interview questions. Morning Watch, 43(1), 52-59.

Anderson, K. & Moore, S. (2015, October 17). Integrating Traditional Knowledge into Education. Arctic Circle Assembly 2015. Reykjavik, Iceland.

Moore, S. (2015, June). Indigenous teacher education in Labrador, Canada, Presentation at Sámi University College, Kautokeino, Norway.

Moore, S. (2015, June). Children and cultural continuity, Presentation at Women’s Cultural Workshop, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL.

Galway, G., Moore, S., & Lane, J. (2015, April). Teacher Education and Language, Presentation at the 3rd Annual Indigenous Teacher Education Symposium, North West River, Labrador.

Young, G., Penney, S., Badenhorst, C., Dawe, N., Goodnough, K., Hesson, J., Joy, R., Li, X., McLeod, H., Moore, S., Pelech, S., Pickett, S., Stordy, M. & Vaandering, D. (2014, May). Women Reflect on their Journeys toward Becoming Academics: Challenges and Supports, Paper presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education, St. Catharines, ON.

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.


Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Ed 3951) Winter 2016
Research and Development Seminar in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (Ed 6390), Summer 2014, Fall 2015, Winter 2016
Biographical Explorations (Ed 6394), Fall 2015
Teaching in Native and Northern Communities (Ed 2202)- Fall 2015
Curriculum Studies (Ed 6602)- Fall 2015
Decolonizing Pedagogies (Ed 6924)- Summer 2015
UNIV1010- Winter 2015
Social and Cultural Difference and Education (Ed 6105)- Winter 2015
Perspectives in Indigenous Education (Ed 6923)- Summer 2014

Sylvia is a Mi’kmaw mother and grandmother. She volunteers in the community and is Co-Chair of the Board of Directors, Mokami Status of Women Council in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. She enjoys reading, snowshoeing, swimming, and walking.


Faculty of Education

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000