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SSHRC IDG awarded 2018: This qualitative research project involves pre-service social studies teachers learning and implementing terror management theory (TMT), as a technique for helping them in the classroom, when teaching for plurality and cultural diversity. Through focus groups before and...
SSHRC IG funded in 2018. The study builds on two exploratory community-based, participatory research (CBPR) projects with Syrian refugees. Guided by CBPR, and using ethnographic data collection and analysis methods, we examine the psychosocial adaption and integration of 8 diverse Syrian refugee...
IDG awarded 2017: We propose to examine how textbook authors position themselves in relation to their hopes and challenges. Our research is qualitative, informed by narrative storytelling. We are interested in how the material textbook authors write might be an influence relating to their hopes...
IDG awarded 2017: Despite Canada's policies for encouraging immigration of the highly educated, and despite international students being described as 'designed to stay', we know little about how or when or whether international students decide to stay in Canada. We know little about challenges...
SSHRC IDG awarded 2016: Using graphic novels as our objects of inquiry, this project aims to address how the aesthetic experience of reading comics explicitly focused on adolescent life may be enjoyable, educative, and meaningful for adults becoming teachers.
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 funded 2016. As technology continues to increase in importance, countries require skilled workers who can produce new ideas, provide new services, and construct new industries. The ability to create these outcomes will be determined by the effectiveness of programs in Mathematics and...
SSHRC IG awarded 2016: The objectives of the proposed study are: 1] To test the validity of a widely-used model of reading fluency longitudinally (from Grade 1 to Grade 5) and across languages varying in orthographic consistency (English, Dutch, and Greek); 2] To examine the role of...
SSHRC IG awarded 2015 (2014 competition): ESL acquisition in early childhood is not well understood or even well-documented. Early L2 child speakers appear to produce more varied types of phonological errors compared with monolingual children, some but not all of which are predictable from their...
SSHRC IDG awarded 2011: Internet-based computerized assessment is becoming the norm (GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, Medical Council of Canada and Alberta Education). But large numbers of items are required to minimize item exposure and maintain test security. Automatic item-generation is one option. This...