Recent Submissions

  • Starting a Hul’q’umi’num’ kindergarten immersion program 

    Hall, Kelly M.A. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2022)
    Like many other First Nations languages in British Columbia, the ancestral language of the Quw’utsun people, my people, is on the verge of becoming extinct. The cultural genocide that was the residential school system ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Iterative and ipsative assessment integration in secondary mathematics education 

    McConnell, Jessica N. Amell (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    The importance of multiliteracy and personalized, differentiated instruction demands educators to rethink the tools and strategies that they use to assess and communicate student progress. Drawing upon the notions of growth ...
  • 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 ...
  • Creating community mindsets: beyond i-messages: a workshop for pre-service teachers 

    Gignac, Sherry L. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    The purpose of this study project is to create a research-informed workshop for pre-service teachers, backed by theoretical understanding and practical application to build skills and strategies in conflict resolution. The ...
  • A journey toward meaningful inclusion: a self-study 

    Stephens, Erin K. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    Implementing meaningful inclusive education for our learners is one of the most challenging and ambiguous educational issues in our system today. This study came to be when I assumed the role of “Inclusion Support Teacher” ...
  • South Korean middle and high school learner voices: a narrative and autoethnographical study into learning experiences in Korean public schools and transitions into alternative streams 

    Young, James (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    South Korean middle and high school learners and their families sometimes choose to transition from Korean public school to less mainstream alternative educational options. The defining public school experiences factoring ...
  • A story of privilege 

    Deering, Heather J. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    The purpose of this thesis is to identify where the author, who is a white, cisgender, Christian woman and administrator, and who comes from a place of privilege, belongs in the process of transforming equitable learning ...
  • An integrated approach to teaching Spanish in British Columbia 

    Cosford, Michael N. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    The British Columbia (BC) Spanish curriculum was updated in 2018 to align with a broader curriculum revamp that the BC Ministry of Education undertook. The new curriculum includes big ideas, core competencies, curricular ...

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