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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Digital storytelling and students’ self-reports of intellectual engagement 

      Russell-Atkinson, Robert (Vancouver Island University, 2013)
      The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of Digital storytelling (DST) on the intellectual engagement of Grade 6/7 students in their language arts classes. The six-week study adopted a pre-test and post-test ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Exploring the relationship between assessment for learning and students’ experiences in nonfiction reading comprehension 

      David, Doug (Vancouver Island University, 2013)
      The purpose of the current study was to explore the relationship between the use of assessment for learning as an instructional methodology and students’ experiences in nonfiction reading comprehension. The participants ...
    • Hands-on project based learning: the key to student engagement 

      Hittel, Janelle (Vancouver Island University, 2013)
      The purpose of this project is to look at ways to increase motivation and engagement of students and skill development that will help prepare students for the changing world. This project focuses on using a hands-on project ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • My journey. My story: shifting perspective to living, being, teaching authentically 

      Blaskovic, Wendy (Vancouver Island University, 2013)
      The following project is an autobiographical, narrative account of my life and my investigation of the correlation between a person’s authenticity and the quality of their teaching practice. Over the past year, I critically ...
    • Oral language education: voicing teachers’ experiences and considering perceptions and practices 

      Doak, Andrea (Vancouver Island University, 2013)
      To contribute to our knowledge of oral language education, this study examined how the personal and professional experiences of teachers can help us to understand the relationships between teachers’ perceptions of oral ...
    • 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 ...
    • Questioning student questioning: helping primary students begin to take more responsibility within the inquiry cycle (independent, small group and whole class inquiry activities) 

      Elves, Darren Lynn (Vancouver Island University, 2013)
      This study used action research as a method to reflect on the impact of student questioning on inquiry learning, including student engagement and motivation. Conveyed through the lenses of the teacher, the parent, and most ...
    • A right brain approach to reading intervention 

      Hedican, Jennifer (Vancouver Island University, 2013)
      The purpose of this study was to use a right hemisphere reading intervention method with three struggling primary readers. Neuroimaging research was used to help understand what is happening in the brains of non-readers. ...
    • A small school with big culture: exploring features of a school culture conducive to innovation and change 

      Anderson, Dwayne (Vancouver Island University, 2013)
      The purpose of this study was to explore the school culture at Houston Secondary School. The main focus was to look for structures and features of school culture that creates an environment that embraces innovation and ...