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Hope is recognized as an important aspect of human growth, change and wellbeing (Erikson, 1964, 1968, 1985; Turner, 2005). Hope has been defined as the anticipation that one’s future will be both meaningful and desirable (Stephenson, 1991) and is acknowledged as essential to daily life (Erikson,...
Authoring Themselves as Mathematical Learners: Students' Experiences of Learning to Learn High School MathematicsDownload
High school mathematics students often complete homework and study for unit tests without support to consider how these actions could contribute to their mathematical learning. However, students can, through the process of learning to learn mathematics, to bring into view how they learn...
SSHRC IDG awarded 2018. This study aims to answer the question: ‘How has the illicit introduction of opioid fentanyl and its ‘analogues’ such as carfentanyl, altered life in Alberta’s prisons? In Canada's opioid crisis, prisons end up housing a disproportionate number of the marginalized and...
Creating and Capitalizing on Opportunities to Reduce Poverty: The Process and Power of Integrated Knowledge TranslationDownload
This thesis describes the experiences of partners involved in integrated knowledge translation (iKT)—a poorly understood process wherein partners from diverse professional spheres (e.g. community, government, and academia) work together to ensure research generated is relevant for the context of...
Disability simulations are experiential learning activities that have been used to simulate the functional and cultural experiences associated with disability. Despite their widespread use in post-secondary settings (e.g., physical education, recreation, medicine, and nursing), there is...
This study explored the following question: How do female educational leaders experience educational leadership? The research focused on the practices of three female educational leaders and explored their perspectives over a period of single school year. I gathered data using one-on-one...
Client sexual advances may be a common occurrence in therapy, yet there is little information available with strategies for managing them. In hope of initiating a dialogue, five female therapists’ experiences were examined for possible insights. Informal semi-structured interviews provided data...
Friendships in dyadic relationships between a young adult with a developmental disability and a nondisabled peerDownload
This study focused on the nature of friendship in each of two dyadic relationships between a young adult with a developmental disability and a nondisabled peer. Students with developmental disabilities who are included in university and college classes will meet nondisabled peers as inclusive...
There is a general agreement that a relationship exists between health literacy (HL) and health outcomes. Nonetheless, there are critical gaps in the measurement of HL and in the evidence on the impact of inadequate HL on health outcomes, especially in the diabetes population. These gaps need to...