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  • Professional grow plans and teacher learning 

    Spencer-Dahl, Denise (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2014)
    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 ...
  • Personalization Using a blended learning model in face-to-face primary classrooms 

    Farrell, Danica B. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    My Critical Challenge Question presents the opportunity: “How can a blended learning model be applied to facilitate personalization of writing instruction for primary students?” I have endeavored to seek contextual research ...
  • An exploratory assessment of Diana Krall Plaza, Nanaimo BC 

    Reynes, Patricia (Tricia) (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018-04)
    This research project is an exploratory assessment of the design and use of public space. Specifically, it explores both the design elements and use of an existing public space the Diana Krall Plaza in the City of Nanaimo, ...
  • Journey towards inclusion: a reflective exploration of changing teacher practice and identity 

    Aspell, Lenore (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
    Teachers today face many challenges. They are required to teach greater numbers of students with diverse learning needs, to implement redesigned curriculum, and to engage in ongoing professional learning. This study ...
  • Equitable learning and neurodiversity: inclusive practices in French immersion 

    Mitchell, Gitanjali (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    The number of neurodiverse learners in French Immersion (FI) increasing every year. The question of the suitability of the FI program should no longer be a topic of discussion for these learners. This study was designed ...
  • Nanamio Daily Free Press summary 

    Iijima, Sora (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    Summary of the history of the Nanaimo Daily Free Press.
  • Using learning maps to foster sense of belonging in elementary students 

    Wilkinson, Tom (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    Teachers have always known about the importance of positive adult and peer relationships in the classroom. However, time and curriculum pressures can lead some teachers to avoid developing an interconnected learning ...
  • What is emergence and how does it relate to our educational ecology? 

    Swinn, Martha J. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    The basis of this project was to create a workshop using emergent pedagogy to explain the semantics and propagation of emergence to educators. The strategies used in the workshop to demonstrate being-with a subject include: ...
  • In transition: the unexpected moments of a new vice-principal 

    Scott, Jennifer M. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    This research project explores the transition from teacher to vice-principal, focusing on the unexpected moments of the journey. A process of auto-ethnography is used to share the emotional experiences of the first-year ...
  • All in: inclusion through the arts 

    McKee, Jennifer (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
  • What is our story of collaboration within a distributed leadership team: what is working and why? A look at a cross-curricular team using collaboration to enhance student learning 

    Lebans, Tanya E. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    Working on a team purposefully formed by formal leaders to better support students’ first year in high school as well as allow team members to work collaboratively to deliver this program inspired me to research the ...
  • Rethinking learning spaces: how Reggio Emilia environments promote critical thinking 

    Koop, Jessica L. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    The study explores the historical influences and pedagogical practices of the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education, and how particular aspects of its environment work as a third teacher to influence and ...
  • How I use personal stories to build connections in a middle school 

    Goessman, Corrie L. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    What has become my most magnificent skill is my ability to cultivate and create connections between learners within their school community by using their personal stories. I have learned that when a child is free to share ...
  • The effects of emotional labour on teacher identity 

    Fisk, Marsie L. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    This purpose of this study was to share the experience of mid-career teachers as they continued to develop and understand their personal and professional identities, and to identify how emotional labor impacts identity. ...
  • A culture of learning 

    Breden, Morgan (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    I believe that schools are better places when everyone involved is a learner. This design project has been created with the intention of moving my school towards a culture of ongoing and meaningful professional development, ...
  • Teachers’ perceptions and practices regarding Social Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies 

    Allison, Amber C. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    As many as 20% of students suffer from anxiety in educational settings. When social and emotional learning (SEL) competencies are well understood by teachers and taught effectively, these competencies are internalized and ...
  • Empathy toolkit project for primary students 

    Pickard, Jennifer L. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    This project identified the reasons why it is essential that educators directly teach the skill of empathy, explored the development of empathy and identified researched based methods for teaching empathy to primary students. ...
  • Transit oriented development: Making it possible in a low density city 

    Gadoya, Rushi (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2017-05)
    This report identifies urban design guidelines from a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) perspective of a potential site in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Transit Oriented Development is characterized as developing a mixed-used ...
  • How can an online resource toolkit support international learners in the successful transition from post-secondary studies to the Canadian workplace? 

    Hamel-Taylor, Corinne L. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
    International students in Canada are a growing industry that is impacting our communities. Canada is considered a safe and affordable country to attend post-secondary institutes and institutions. While over half of the ...
  • Design guidelines for vernacular architecture and built form characteristics: Hopkins, Belize 

    Lucas, Darren Thomas (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2017-05)
    This Major Project explores the intersection between the impacts of climate change on a coastal community and perceptions of vernacular architecture that represent the unique characteristics of a place. The study employs ...

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