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  • A strategy for effective ecological development (SEED): A model sustainable planning process [pre-print] 

    Roppel, Sue; Alexander, Don (European Commission Directorate General XVII for Energy and Transport, 2000)
    This paper describes a model ─ a Strategy for Effective Ecological Development (SEED) ─ for guiding residential site development. It offers a generic planning process that can be applied to a variety of settings; ...
  • What are the key elements a teacher should consider when designing effective and engaging e-learning opportunities? 

    Breitkreutz, Bradley A. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2017)
    As education practices continue to move into online learning spaces the need for educators to be trained for the e-learning environment is of paramount importance. The intention of this Masters project was to provide the ...
  • How can intermediate teachers guide effective personalized inquiry projects that develop 21st century skills? 

    Watford, Lindsey C (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2017)
    As teachers strive to align their practices with the Big Ideas and Core Competencies of the recently updated BC curriculum, they are increasingly exploring ways to help meet curricular requirements. My intention for this ...
  • SEL for BC teachers: integrating SEL, digital technologies and the BC curriculum 

    Crema, Stefanie D. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2017)
    Significant changes are occurring in society and with that comes inevitable change in the education system. These changes are centred around technological innovation and have altered the way in which we communicate with ...
  • Conceptualizing open educational practices through the lens of constructive alignment 

    Paskevicius, Michael (ICDE, 2017)
    The act of instruction may be conceptualized as consisting of four elements: learning outcomes, learning resources, teaching and learning activities, and assessments and evaluation. For instructors in higher education, the ...
  • Where the devil dances: A constructivist grounded theory of resilience in volunteer firefighters 

    Blaney, Leigh (Nottingham Trent University, 2017-03)
    The purpose of this programme of study was to construct a theory of resilience in volunteer firefighters, a population that, despite facing intermittent and at times intense work-related stressors, is underrepresented in ...
  • In the inferno: Critical incident stress management programs in the fire service - what works & how do we know? 

    Blaney, Leigh (Royal Roads University, 2003-04)
    The genesis of this study was an interest in the psychological support services provided to firefighters post-incident and disaster. Firefighters are considered to be at high risk of physical and psychological sequelae to ...
  • 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 ...

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