Recent Submissions

  • Social conversation and social skills: finding colour in student interactions 

    Onderwater, Jennifer B. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2017)
    Communication is a large part of relationships within and outside of school. The purpose of this study is to explore oral language development. The focus of this study is on how social conversation impacts the social ...
  • Using simulation to enhance clinical remediation in nursing education 

    Sworts, Lisa (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2017)
    Students in nursing degree programs strive to achieve confidence with clinical-skill competencies through various learning experiences. Simulation (practice situations using computer-assisted manikins) and remediation are ...
  • Ethical leadership: a study of educational leaders at Vancouver Island University 

    Carr, Heather L. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2017)
    Qualitative action research was employed to gain insight into a sample of educational leaders’ beliefs, feelings, and thoughts about their own ethical behaviours, characteristics, and values. Participants were selected ...
  • Supporting transgender and gender non-conforming students in B.C. elementary schools 

    Doiron, Marie H. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2017)
    Research has illustrated that transgender and gender non-conforming students are a vulnerable population in our schools (Greytak et al., 2009; Palmer et al., 2012; Taylor & Peter, 2011a; Taylor et al., 2016b; Young, 2011). ...
  • From the heart of the ensemble: collaborative theatre ensembles in education 

    Williams, Lisa Sophia (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2017)
    This phenomenological study explores the experience of members within Collaborative Theatre Ensembles in theatre education. Theatre educators, theatre professionals, and graduates of high school theatre programs responded ...
  • LGBTQ+ youth and sense of belonging in a school community 

    Taiji, Karma (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2017)
    A psychological sense of belonging to a school community is an important factor in the academic success and wellbeing of youth. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, queer, and other sexuality and gender ...
  • Collaboration in education: it is a skill and we can learn how to do it 

    Lowe, Katrina (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2017)
    This study was conducted because of both a lack of literature on and practice in building cohesive teams and fostering collaborative skills among educators. Current pressure on educators to produce innovative curriculum ...
  • Exploring the experiences of Arab students at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, British Columbia 

    Mahmoud, Mahmoud (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2017)
    Although there exists extensive literature on the experiences of international students studying at post-secondary institutions in North America; there is scant literature on the unique challenges experienced by Arab ...
  • IBL in ESL class 

    Madi, Kholoud (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2017)
    This project examines teaching English as a second language (ESL) abroad with inquiry-based learning (IBL) concepts. Last year, I was a full-time student and I had a chance to experience IBL myself. IBL helps students ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...

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