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    • Altered books as a form of student reflection about constructivist learning experiences 

      Toth, Natasha Anne (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2015)
      Improving student motivation and engagement in learning curriculum outcomes has become an increasingly difficult task in the 21st century. The purpose of this study was to discover if using constructivist teaching strategies, ...
    • Building a personal learner’s manual: students knowing themselves as learners 

      Turney, Barbara (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2015)
      In this research, I explore the ways in which student reflections about themselves as learners grow in depth and in complexity, as they are encouraged to identify and articulate skills and characteristics that make up their ...
    • Building capacity together: growing a culture of collaboration through mentorship 

      Hoyt, Jessica L. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2015)
      This research design has been carefully crafted with current literature around new teachers’ experiences, adult learning theory and models for mentorship in mind. The primary objective of this design was to align existing ...
    • Challenges, as perceived by teachers, to learning outdoors 

      Chantrell, Gary (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2015)
      Childhood in the twenty-first century is increasingly spent indoors. As a result, children today can face increased physical and socio-emotional health concerns. An approach to address these concerns is to support opportunities ...
    • Connecting purpose to practice: building philosophical foundations and relevant practices within an elementary school - a way forward through collaboration and investigation 

      Jolley, Patricia H. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2015)
      This project is the result of a learning journey toward affecting change in teaching practice through the development of a set of principles that guide teaching and learning within the school context. The purpose of the ...
    • Educators and childhood anxiety: the early years research study 

      Freeman, Michelle (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2015)
      The purpose of this study was to explore educators’ knowledge about childhood anxiety within the educational environment. Specifically, this study investigated educators’ ability to identify the signs and symptoms of ...
    • Engaging Aboriginal students through the circle of courage 

      Hancock, Brett (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2015)
      Aboriginal students continue to demonstrate a lack of engagement and success in their schooling in comparison to their non-Aboriginal classmates. Positive studentteacher relationships, focused on the teachings of the ...
    • Exploring the arts as a means to affect Aboriginal students’ self-concept 

      Shahi, Sandra R. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2015)
      In 2014 the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal student graduation rates in British Columbia was 24% (British Columbia Ministry of Education, 2014). The current researcher wondered what, if any, impact this reality ...
    • Exploring the supports that contribute to establishing elementary student leadership programs 

      Faa, Kerri (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2015)
      This action research study investigated the current existence of student leadership programs offered at the elementary level and identified supports that can be present in order for an elementary leadership development and ...
    • Helping Penelope, Sasha, Louise, and Grace: teaching mindfulness and self-regulation to decrease anxiety and shift goal-setting 

      McGuinty, Katelyn (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2015)
    • How does guided inquiry learning motivate and engage students? 

      Tyce, Clarice (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2015)
      This research study investigated whether or not the use of guided inquiry instruction would act to increase the motivation and engagement of science students more than the use of traditional instructional methods. The ...
    • The impact of high school sports on participating female students 

      Nicks, Dale (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2015)
      This study investigated the impact of high school sports on participating female students. The participants in this study were 38 former female students from a high school in School District #68, Nanaimo, British Columbia, ...
    • Incorporating a consistent peer editing model across the curriculum 

      Hill, Lisa M. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2015)
      The purpose of this paper is to outline a three-pronged approach to a peer editing model that can be used across multiple grades and in any subject area where one of the outcomes is student production of quality writing. ...
    • Investigating contextual preferences for professional development activity design 

      Coleman, Mia Danielle (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2015)
      School and district based professional development account for a significant amount of professional learning that the teachers of British Columbia engage in each year. It is therefore important that professional development ...
    • Leading through the arts: an aesthetic leadership research project 

      Boise, Wesley (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2015)
      This project was to engage in a reflective inquiry process exploring notions of student leadership in the context of an extra-curricular drama production in a British Columbia ‘offshore’ school in Bundang, South Korea. ...
    • Literacy co-teacher: a self-study 

      Plett, Dana M. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2015)
      The purpose of this self-study was to discover how the researcher’s professional learning in reading instruction and teacher collaboration and her praxis as a Literacy Co-teacher would support student literacy learning; ...
    • New learning models: helping students learn about learning 

      Mudge, Luke (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2015)
      The goal of this project is to outline a framework, and create models, that can be used by teachers to guide learners through the process of designing their own learning. This work presents a theoretical framework and ...
    • Perceptions of parental involvement at school: examination of a primary-middle school parent volunteer program 

      Zuback, Thomas Nicholas (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2015)
      The purpose of the current study was to better understand parents’ perceptions on volunteering within the school and to identify the major barriers that prevent parents from volunteering their time. Despite the amount of ...
    • Poverty and education: exploring teachers’ perspectives 

      Armstrong, Julia (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2015)
      The current study was developed to gain insight into teachers’ perspectives at an elementary school on Vancouver Island known to have a high degree of poverty. The purpose of the study was to investigate educational barriers ...
    • Preventing educator burnout 

      Davidsen, Brad (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2015)
      The purpose of this study was to investigate burnout, and to find preventative healthy supports that can aid in preventing educator burnout. The effects of healthy supports were examined in the Qualicum School District, ...