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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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). ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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: ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • Transformational leadership in teacher unions for member engagement 

      Querengesser, Stephen J. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
      This project includes a literature review of leadership styles, union member engagement, and leadership training. The review is the foundation for a workshop designed to educate union activists in their role as leaders and ...
    • Reflecting on Reggio inspired practices in Kindergarten: a narrative self-study 

      Blow, Aimee (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
      In this qualitative narrative self-study, I used critical reflection as a means to deepen my understanding of Reggio inspired practices in British Columbia. My daily actions and thoughts were collected for a period of 15 ...
    • Practical ideas teachers can do with their class outdoors 

      Leith-Mills, Katie M. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
      The purpose of my paper was to research practical ideas associated with outdoor learning to inspire and enable all teachers to easily take their classes outside to participate in meaningful outdoor activities. I wanted the ...
    • The attributes of introversion that enhance the ability to lead 

      Song, Yuan (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
      The purpose of the present study was to consider the advantages of introversion in leadership and how these traits are often misunderstood qualities of weaknesses rather than strengths. The misunderstanding of the potential ...
    • Internationalization of the curriculum: perspectives on cultural content in international high schools in Vietnam 

      Nguyen, Tu Nguyen (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
      The present study examines the advantages and disadvantages of bringing in the Westernized curriculum into the Vietnamese education systems. Reports by teachers and high school graduates in two international schooling ...