At its best, the university classroom can be a place that cultivates a more just, inclusive, and fairer society. In order to achieve this general good, effective university pedagogy should promote freedom of expression, nurture responsible citizenship, and provide avenues for social mobility. My practice as an academic teacher is bolstered and shaped by my over 20 years of experience as an educator in academic settings, community-based venues, and informal classrooms. Solidly grounded in a vocation that spans more than two decades, my academic teaching supports four key principles: reflective practice, teaching across difference, social relevance, and student-centred learning.
Teaching across difference
Stephanie McDonald, What Might a Transformative Height Pedagogical Experience Look Like? Bringing Transformative Learning and Height Psychology into Dialogue. Internal examiner: Dr. Carole Roy, External Examiner: Dr. Janet Groen, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary.
Winner of the StFX Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award. Graduated Spring 2021.
Judith Haerdi April, When the Path Falls Away: Learning to Live Well with Food Hypersensitivities. Internal Examiner: Dr. Maureen Coady, External Examiner: Dr. Catherine Morley, Acadia University.
Winner of the StFX Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award. Graduated Spring 2020.
Cheryl O’Connell, A Survey Study to Explore Interdisciplinary Trades Education: Conceptual Framework to Practice. The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph. Supervisor: Al Lauzon.