Recent Submissions

  • In the hot seat: experiences of faculty members adjusting to the role of department chair 

    Nachtsheim, Suzy (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
    This study examined the lived experiences of faculty members in a post-secondary institution who had become the Chair of their department. The purpose of the study was to explore how the experience had affected the individuals ...
  • Understanding the experiences of Chinese international students in a British Columbia public secondary school 

    Yu, Julia (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
    In 2017, Mandarin speaking, mainland Chinese secondary students enrolled in secondary school programs made up more than 50% of Canada’s international student population (Canadian Bureau for International Education, 2018). ...
  • Blended instruction for modern languages in the middle school classroom 

    Horner, Timothy E. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
    My thesis explores the Modern Languages pilot program at Lake Trail Community Middle School in Courtenay, British Columbia. The program offers an asynchronous, blended approach to additional language acquisition and involves ...
  • Collaborative support among instructional leaders 

    Lowther, Laura (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
    This research study explores the issues encountered by principals as instructional leaders of their schools. These leaders are important contributors to the learning environment for all members of the school community. ...
  • We’re all racist: a narrative inquiry into a journey of decolonization 

    Miller, Cynthia (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
    The fact that Aboriginal students in British Columbia graduate at a much lower rate than non-Aboriginal students led me to query the biases that I, as a white female teacher might hold. This led to the research question: ...
  • Themes association with teacher motivation 

    Mayo, Sara L. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
    Teacher motivation themes were investigated using a mixed-method exploratory approach. An online survey instrument was used to collect data from participating volunteer teachers. Thirty-one participants completed the survey, ...
  • Project-based learning: meeting the needs of today’s students 

    Stefiuk, Adam M. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
    This project explores project-based learning as a teaching method that can effectively meet the needs of today’s students as they navigate the new curriculum. The project will draw connections between the skills that are ...
  • From enduring to thriving: supporting self-regulated learners in a high school setting 

    Mollica, Clayton (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
    How do I shift my teaching practices to best support self-regulated learning (SRL) in students? This self-study was a systematic and critical reflection of my teaching practice. It was motivated by the increasing body of ...
  • Building understandings of identity through an English First Peoples lens: a self-study 

    Thiessen, Ilysia J. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
    In commitment and responsibility to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, a mandatory English First Peoples 10 course in our school was created with the intent to build connections and relationships within our ...
  • Teacher leadership with the redesigned curriculum: from the philosophical to the practical: realizing the vision of the redesigned curriculum 

    Sinats, Kristen M. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
    In 2010, the Ministry of Education in British Columbia, began the process to transform the educational system to a new curricular model rooted in developing 21st Century skills with opportunities for personalized, deeper ...
  • Adaptive expertise and pre-service teacher mentorship 

    Lambright, Samantha Lundin (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
    This qualitative study was designed to investigate perceptions of Practicum Supervisors and Teacher Candidates as to how mentorship during the practicum component of pre-service teacher education may foster or hinder the ...
  • Exploration of successful alternate schools 

    Goran, Andrew J. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
    This paper encompasses a project to produce an informational insert on what alternative education programs have been doing to support their learners, and how various other school districts around the world have implemented ...
  • Why teach with integrity in public education? 

    Kertes, Thomas W. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
    Given that students are compelled to attend school in British Columbia and the legacies of colonialism, including cultural genocide, the author asks the question: Is it moral to teach in the public-school system? Morality ...
  • Connected schools: how do we build connectedness in schools? 

    Perrier-Evely, Christopher F. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
    This case study used a mixed methods research design to identify ways schools can build connectedness. Students and school staff completed a survey to show how connected they felt to their school, and ways connectedness ...
  • Conditions that foster engagement and motivation in distributed learning: a case study 

    Hall, Stephanie L. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
    Engagement and motivation are perpetual issues in the field of education. The increase in distributed learning (DL), also referred to as e-learning or distance learning, has prompted studies that look at these age-old ...
  • Proposal for a professional learning community of mathematics teachers at a South Australian metropolitan senior secondary college 

    Kuchel, Naomi K. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
    The Australian Academy of Science has identified three main issues in mathematics education in Australia: reduced participation in the highest levels of school mathematics, a decline in student achievement in international ...
  • Learning with heart: one teacher’s experiences unsettling her inner settler 

    Langlois, Stephanie C. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
    The purpose of this study was to use my experiences to explore the shifts in values and practice that resulted from three years of exploration of my place in the context of First Peoples’ history in Canada. I wondered, ...
  • The importance of being an ally in Indigenous education 

    Dennis, Trine E. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
    This project is a framework for three days of professional learning, enabling Yukon educators to establish lasting relationships with Yukon First Nations communities whose learners’ achievement and graduation rates are ...
  • Protective factors that influence resilience among college students 

    Doan, Jolie Hai (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
    This thesis explores the level of resiliency of Vancouver Island University (VIU) students and examines the effects of protective factors on students’ resiliency. The study aims to provide college counsellors a more effective ...
  • Teachers in the cloud: teachers’ feelings of comfort integrating Google Suite for education 

    Ly, Vi (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
    Because Google Suite For Education (GSuite) has been adopted in public schools across Canada, it is a demand for educational stakeholders need to understand cloud computing technology as well as GSuite to fully take advantage ...

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