Recent Submissions

  • Professional grow plans and teacher learning 

    Spencer-Dahl, Denise (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2014)
    Teacher self-efficacy beliefs and shared and supportive leadership practices were quantified in this study and correlated with attitudes towards the purpose of Professional Growth Plans. A paper based survey instrument was ...
  • Personalization Using a blended learning model in face-to-face primary classrooms 

    Farrell, Danica B. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    My Critical Challenge Question presents the opportunity: “How can a blended learning model be applied to facilitate personalization of writing instruction for primary students?” I have endeavored to seek contextual research ...
  • Using learning maps to foster sense of belonging in elementary students 

    Wilkinson, Tom (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    Teachers have always known about the importance of positive adult and peer relationships in the classroom. However, time and curriculum pressures can lead some teachers to avoid developing an interconnected learning ...
  • What is emergence and how does it relate to our educational ecology? 

    Swinn, Martha J. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    The basis of this project was to create a workshop using emergent pedagogy to explain the semantics and propagation of emergence to educators. The strategies used in the workshop to demonstrate being-with a subject include: ...
  • In transition: the unexpected moments of a new vice-principal 

    Scott, Jennifer M. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    This research project explores the transition from teacher to vice-principal, focusing on the unexpected moments of the journey. A process of auto-ethnography is used to share the emotional experiences of the first-year ...
  • All in: inclusion through the arts 

    McKee, Jennifer (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
  • What is our story of collaboration within a distributed leadership team: what is working and why? A look at a cross-curricular team using collaboration to enhance student learning 

    Lebans, Tanya E. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    Working on a team purposefully formed by formal leaders to better support students’ first year in high school as well as allow team members to work collaboratively to deliver this program inspired me to research the ...
  • Rethinking learning spaces: how Reggio Emilia environments promote critical thinking 

    Koop, Jessica L. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    The study explores the historical influences and pedagogical practices of the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education, and how particular aspects of its environment work as a third teacher to influence and ...
  • How I use personal stories to build connections in a middle school 

    Goessman, Corrie L. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    What has become my most magnificent skill is my ability to cultivate and create connections between learners within their school community by using their personal stories. I have learned that when a child is free to share ...
  • The effects of emotional labour on teacher identity 

    Fisk, Marsie L. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    This purpose of this study was to share the experience of mid-career teachers as they continued to develop and understand their personal and professional identities, and to identify how emotional labor impacts identity. ...
  • A culture of learning 

    Breden, Morgan (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    I believe that schools are better places when everyone involved is a learner. This design project has been created with the intention of moving my school towards a culture of ongoing and meaningful professional development, ...
  • Teachers’ perceptions and practices regarding Social Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies 

    Allison, Amber C. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    As many as 20% of students suffer from anxiety in educational settings. When social and emotional learning (SEL) competencies are well understood by teachers and taught effectively, these competencies are internalized and ...
  • Empathy toolkit project for primary students 

    Pickard, Jennifer L. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    This project identified the reasons why it is essential that educators directly teach the skill of empathy, explored the development of empathy and identified researched based methods for teaching empathy to primary students. ...
  • Introducing inclusive education to Chinese teachers 

    Wu, Xiaojuan (Rebecca) (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    This thesis explores how to help Chinese teachers build an inclusive mentality so as to facilitate inclusive education in their classes. Different definitions, characteristics, and benefits of inclusion are explored. To ...
  • A toolkit for decision making through gamification 

    Vogel, Kristen D. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    This project incorporated the core competencies of critical thinking, communication, positive personal and cultural identity in the redesigned BC curriculum through the vehicle of decisionmaking. Decision-making based on ...
  • Sponsorship of extracurricular activities and the happiness of educators 

    Sharpe, Dylan Kaye (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    Academic scholarship had not extensively investigated whether sponsoring, coaching, or leading (sponsoring) school based extracurricular activities (ECAs) influenced the sense of happiness experienced by educators. The ...
  • Test driving the draft curriculum: introducing the new BC curriculum into high school humanities classes 

    Piche, J. Marc (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    British Columbia (BC) is undergoing a whole system educational reform using 21st century personalized learning principles. At the time of this study, implementation of the new curriculum at the high school level was two ...
  • Circle time check-ins in secondary schools: a classroom approach to improving students’ social responsibility 

    Zimmer, Carmen M.E. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    The purpose of this study was to add to the field of research on circle time use in secondary schools and on the use of Circle Time Check-Ins in secondary schools for creating a sense of belonging and improving students’ ...
  • The path forward for Chinese education 

    Liu, Yi (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    Education plays a large part in the future advancement of the world’s societies, economies, and life satisfaction. The purpose of this research process is to examine several aspects of early childhood education, which is ...
  • Shifting minds towards innovative learning 

    rao Kilaru, Venkateswara (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    The present project is designed to introduce innovative teaching and learning strategies to educators in India, through a series of workshops, for the purpose of engaging students in developing 21st century skills. The ...

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