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SSHRC IG awarded 2013: This program of research explores the revival of tea culture and tea arts in contemporary China and promotion of that culture through commerce, education, museum exhibits, invented rituals, and the global network of Confucius Institutes. The study of tea culture as a form...
SSHRC IG awarded 2012: The proposed archaeological research focuses on Apachean migration as a significant vector of Dene expansion in western North America. Renewed archaeological thinking about migration pays attention to social science research into migration, and specific processes like kin...
Insight Grant awarded 2015: The proposed work will examine three theoretically important, yet previously unexplored, linkages between experience with an emerging technology and lock-in to that technology, but not to others. Field studies, experiments conducted via mobile devices and...
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SSHRC IG awarded 2012: Verbs are harder than nouns for children to learn. This research project will test two central hypotheses about verb learning in children: First, in experimental situations, children benefit from co-speech gesture as shown by enhanced verb learning. Second, in everyday...
Developing a Psychological Model of Learning in 3D Virtual Environments: Guiding Principles for EducatorsDownload
Insight Grant awarded 2016: Worldwide, approx. 683 million young people between the ages of 10 and 25 are registered virtual worlds. Virtual environments have the potential to provide instruction encompassing the attributes that educational research has determined increase student motivation: ...
SSHRC IG awarded 2013: This program of research will expand upon and refine the concept of rhetorical history by studying how archivists/historians in large, for-profit organizations use rhetorical history to strategically "re-present" the past so that it becomes a firm asset. Rhetorical history...