Recent Submissions

  • Aboriginal early childhood post-secondary programs: stories of successes and challenges 

    Alphonse, Danielle (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2013)
    Aboriginal Early Childhood Post-Secondary Programs: Stories of Successes and Challenges takes a look at Vancouver Island University Early Childhood Education programs and examines at the factors that contribute to a students ...
  • Conversations for moving forward: stories of inclusion 

    Zummack, Angela (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2013)
    The practice of inclusion has traditionally been concerned with the education of students with special needs. However, there has been a shift by the Ministry of Education in British Columbia to explore the ideas of diversity ...
  • Professional learning through collaborative inquiry 

    Fisher, Tara C. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2013)
    The purpose of this project was to explore the experiences of a group of elementary school teachers, with regards to professional learning as they moved through a school-based collaborative inquiry process. As the newly ...
  • Leading change: a self-study 

    Boucher, Nicole (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2013-04)
    There are many long-held, traditional views of what school leadership looks like: principals as managers of buildings and of people, making hard decisions based on their own view of what is good for a system, then working ...
  • The experience of students and teachers in project-based learning 

    Goodridge, Lindsay (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2013)
    This study uses action research to examine the experience of students and teachers as they participated in a project-based learning unit. The literature suggests that project-based learning can increase the involvement of ...
  • The journey of leadership: an autoethnography 

    Grice, Jaksun R.J. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2013-07)
    This study uses autoethnography as a research method to reflect on the impact the author’s life and career influences have had on the success of his role as a vice principal in a new school. Leadership theory was also ...
  • Looking back, to move ahead: creating a sustainable school vision 

    Riley, Darcey R. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2012-05)
    This research project examined how the knowledge of the past and purpose of a school site can strengthen the creation of a sustainable school vision. It was developed in response to a new administrator coming into a school ...
  • Creating a spark with outdoor education 

    Gleeson, Adria A. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2013-04)
    By reflecting on my own teaching practice and listening to my students questioning their learning I realized that I was not using my best practice. This paper examines some of the benefits of reconnecting children with ...
  • Developing a shared vision to improve collaborative learning 

    Wilson, Tony (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2013-04)
    Each day Cafeteria Training students work collaboratively to perform daily tasks. However, challenges arise associated with collaboration that requires teacher intervention. An approach to address this concern was to involve ...
  • Professional grow plans and teacher learning 

    Spencer-Dahl, Denise (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2013)
    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 ...
  • Early development instrument and grade one reading in School District 70 (Alberni) 

    Widsten, Janine (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2013-05)
    This current study intended to examine if there was a relationship between early school readiness levels, as measured by the Early Development Instrument (EDI), specifically in the domain of Language and Cognitive Development, ...
  • Teachers’ perspectives on relational trust in their school communities 

    McLane, Dani (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2013-04)
    Trust is the foundation to a thriving learning community. The intent of this research was to investigate teachers’ perspectives on relational trust among the different members of their learning communities including teachers, ...
  • Utilizing play to increase usage of self-regulation strategies 

    Place, Susan (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2013-04)
    Self-regulation is a prevalent issue in classrooms today; students are increasingly unable to wait their turn, control inhibitions and delay gratifications. Play, among children recently, has been on a downward trend and ...
  • Administrative supports that reduce teacher stress 

    Johnston, Shannon (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2013)
    Teacher stress and administrative supports that reduce that stress were investigated using a mixed methods exploratory approach in the Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia. An online survey instrument was used to ...
  • The effect of viewing art on writing in grade four 

    Williams, Jane (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2013)
    The purpose of this study was to implement a pedagogy that would improve all students’ writing, whether academically vulnerable or not. More specifically, the pedagogy implemented was designed to focus on the two aspects ...
  • Incorporating place as a learning intention: a place-based education project to build engagement around the teaching of grade 8 earth science 

    Hendriks, Stephanie M. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2017-09)
    In this project, the incorporation of place as a learning intention was examined to create place-based learning experiences that allow students to gain a better sense of place. The question of how to best design place-based ...
  • Reading disabilities in British Columbia after Moore v. British Columbia (2012) 

    Mousseau, Dennis (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2017-07)
    The purpose of this study was to investigate how a group of special education teachers in British Columbia provide remedial support to students identified as having a reading disability (RD). Considering the Moore v. British ...
  • The object project: exploring identity 

    Webber, Alison (2017)
    This study used the research method of autoethnography to reflect on life experiences and the subsequent affects they have had on the researcher’s identity and role as a teacher. This study shares personal stories and ...
  • Making connections: experiences of learning support teachers in district-based meetings 

    Poitras, Amelia C. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2017)
    This paper explores the experiences of learning support teachers (LSTs) in the West Vancouver School District as they engaged in district-based LST meetings that were planned and facilitated by a team of LSTs in collaboration ...
  • Supporting all learners to develop their personal potential through the social-emotional competences of self-determination and self-regulation 

    Monkman Neto, Mary C.A. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2017)
    As the education system in British Columbia is shifting to embrace the research and understanding of how students learn most effectively, educators have been tasked with providing opportunities for students to work through ...

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