Recent Submissions

  • The impacts of school-based sex education on young Chinese adults 

    Li, Meiqi (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    Due to the current social sexual issues in mainland China (e.g., child sexual abuse and increasing numbers of abortions etc.) and the status quo that people refuse to talk about either sex or sex education, the researcher ...
  • Effective implementation of daily SEL into my elementary classroom: a self-study 

    Reynolds, Sandra C. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    Social-emotional learning (SEL) in education is becoming increasingly important and is reflected in curriculum changes being made throughout North America. It is being more widely recognized as a means for helping students ...
  • The impact of personal devices in the classroom 

    Brzovic, Jakob A.J. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    Technology has been rapidly changing throughout the 21st Century. While teachers have adapted to 21st century learning, the onslaught of constantly emerging technology has created a divide in how certain technologies should ...
  • Challenges of Vietnamese female educators in pursuing educational leadership 

    Nguyen, Naomi (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    Although the Vietnamese government has implemented many polices aimed at promoting gender equality and motivating women to develop their personal capacities and careers, the proportion of men in leadership in general and ...
  • The development of collective teacher efficacy at the middle school level 

    Davidson, Ryan (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    Collective teacher efficacy is a group of teachers’ collective belief in their ability to be effective. This research explores the concept of collective teacher efficacy, specifically middle school teachers’ beliefs on ...
  • Using genius hour to increase student engagement within the BC curriculum 

    Jane, Jackson R. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    Engaging students in learning is often a challenging task, especially during the middle grades where the demands of school become more challenging for learners (Sanacore, 2008). Many students are passionate and keenly ...
  • STEAM education integration for grade 4-6 classrooms through professional development workshops 

    Lewis, Chris (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    This project explores the benefits and challenges of STEAM education with the intent of helping teachers incorporate it into their own practices. The thesis aims to help grade 4 to 6 teachers who are less familiar with ...
  • Utilizing technology as an adaptive and supportive strategy to assist elementary teachers in implementing physical activity in the classroom 

    Gill, Bindy (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    Childhood in the twenty-first century is becoming increasingly sedentary. As a result, children today can face increased physical and emotional health concerns. A potential approach to address these concerns is an accessible ...
  • Emphasis and effectiveness of traditional lecture delivery methods in India 

    Linto, Maneesha (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    The present study examines the emphasis and effectiveness of Traditional Lecture Delivery (TLD) methods that can be justified as contributing significantly and in positive ways to classroom learning in secondary schools ...
  • Reggio — it’s technofying! Technology-based education implementation in a Reggio-inspired pedagogy 

    Noon, Cheryl A. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    Reggio Emilia education began in Italy following World War II. In recent years, as educational reforms have focused more on experiential, hands-on, or inquiry-based learning, the Reggio Approach has spread worldwide. ...
  • The four seasons of reconciliation: one settler’s autoethnography 

    Bast, Dawn C. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    The purpose of this autoethnography was to examine and learn from ten years of experience as a Settler seeking to decolonize my identity and how that has impacted who I am as an educator. I asked the questions: In what ...
  • Values secondary students attribute to the trials and triumphs in their mathematics education 

    Hay, Rebecca L. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    Student achievement in mathematics is impacted by numerous factors, not the least of which includes their emotional experiences, and thus developed beliefs, surrounding the value gained from having experienced both struggle ...
  • Full major project fostering student agency for a high-stakes future 

    Mellstrom, Tara J. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    This major project targets the attributes of Student Agency according to the OECD (2019) definition: students must be able to think critically, act ethically and be able to continually innovate themselves in order to be ...
  • Teachers’ perceptions of outdoor play and imagination in Kindergarten 

    Benere, Morgan J. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    The purpose of this study was to provide a review of the benefits of outdoor play for children, and then to dive deeper into teacher’s perceptions of the different imaginative experiences that outdoor play offers their ...
  • Fostering skills that support deep reading and thinking in adolescents 

    Knight, Christine J. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    The world is changing, and with increasing reliance on technology, many young readers are losing the ability to focus on reading and are not thinking deeply about what they are reading. Just as they skim and hop through ...
  • Mitigating the cycle: effective strategies to reduce math anxiety in teachers and students 

    Johnston, Megan J. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    This thesis explores the impact of math anxiety issues in both teachers and students that permeate BC schools and proposes intervention strategies to ameliorate these concerns. Of particular interest to this thesis are ...
  • Sense of place 

    Edwards, Spencer L. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    The purpose of this study was to explore the phenomenon of sense of place and its relationship to well-being as experienced through place-based learning (PBL). Genuine relationships with places can be disadvantaged by the ...
  • What are the practices by some of Fortune 500 companies when designing sales training program? 

    Hamid, Mohd Ariff (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    The purpose of the present study was to investigate what strategies are being employed by some Fortune 500 companies when designing sales training program to ensure relevancy of training program in fulfilling the needs of ...