Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology (PhD)
Psychological need satisfaction in exercise
For over half a century the Faculty of Education at UBC has served the international education community through leadership in research, service, and advocacy. Our faculty, students, and alumni advance research on learning and teaching; collaborate with Indigenous communities; and solve human problems across the lifespan and in diverse contexts. Our internationally renowned scholars and talented graduate students link educational research to local and global community needs, inform theory, practice and policy, and introduce innovative research methods.
We also prepare professionals for practice in a wide range of education-related fields, from preschool through adulthood. In British Columbia, more than 45% of the province’s elementary teachers, the majority of secondary teachers, and a significant proportion of BC’s special needs and First Nations teachers, counsellors, school administrators, school psychologists, and vocational rehabilitation counsellors, are prepared by the UBC Faculty of Education for their important roles.
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The Faculty’s Education Research and Learning Commons at Ponderosa Commons features technology-enhanced teaching and learning spaces and also informal learning spaces. A number of faculty manage their own research labs, situated throughout campus.
Notable strengths are in literacy, struggling and marginalized youth, Indigenous education and research, transformational curriculum design, social-emotional well-being, autism, kinesiology and exercise physiology, and multidisciplinary research in diversity, health, and digital media.
We are the national leader in the number of education graduate student fellowships received from the Social Sciences and Humanities research council (SSHRC), and are home to 4 Canada Research Chairs and 10 donor-funded research chairs and professorships.
|Name||Academic Unit(s)||Research Interests|
|Code, Jillianne||Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy||Learning and Memory, Educational Context, Educational Technologies, Learning design, Learner agency, Self-efficacy, Self-regulated Learning, Formative assessment, Situated and embodied cognition, Immersive learning, Virtual learning environments, Virtual augmented and mixed reality for learning|
|Cole, Peter||Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy||Indigenous Education Research; Aboriginalizing/indigenizing research methodology; Orality; Narrativity; Environmental thought; Indigenous self-determination and self-governance; Traditional Aboriginal and Indigenous technologies|
|Corella Morales, Meghan||Department of Language & Literacy Education||Academic Discourse, Children and youth, Discourse Analysis, Language ideology, Sociolinguistics|
|Cox, Daniel||Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education||Motivations and Emotions, Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health and Society, Stress, Suicide|
|Crocker, Peter||School of Kinesiology||self-esteem and spirit/exercise; body image; stress and coping in sport and exercise; health related behaviour (dieting, smoking, physical activity) related to the construction of the physical self in adolescent girls, Sport & exercise psychology - stress, coping and emotion, physical self, perfectionism|
|De Oliveira Andreotti, Vanessa||Department of Educational Studies||Education for/about international development, Social accountability in local and global engagements, Global Citizenship Education|
|Dobson, Teresa||Department of Language & Literacy Education||Curriculum studies, digital culture, media, technology|
|Duff, Patricia||Department of Language & Literacy Education||Adolescent Issues, Adult Education Issues, English as a Second Language, French and Second Languages, International Perspectives, Language Education, Literacy, Multiple Literacies|
|Early, Margaret||Department of Language & Literacy Education||Adolescent issues, English as a second Language, language education, literacy, teacher research|
|Ellis, Jason||Department of Educational Studies||history of education, Education policy, Politics of education|
|Ervin, Ruth||Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education||Systems Change, Prevention and Intervention Strategies in Special Education|
|Fallon, Gerald||Department of Educational Studies||Indigenous Studies, International and Comparative Education, Leadership and Organizations, Policy, Research methodologies|
|Faulkner, Guy||School of Kinesiology||Community Health / Public Health, physical activity and public health, mental health, physical activity interventions, Exercise Psychology, behavioral medicine|
|Ford, Laurie||Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education||Early Childhood Assessment, Youth and Families|
|Frank, Blye||Department of Educational Studies||Boys’ and men’s sociology of health, Masculinities and schooling gender and schooling Sexualities and schooling professional development in education, Masculinity, sociology of boys|
|Galla, Candace||Department of Language & Literacy Education, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies||what types of technology initiatives (low-, mid-, or high) Indigenous language communities are using to revitalize, maintain, and promote their language|
|Gerofsky, Susan||Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy||Curriculum Studies Research, Mathematics, Media, Semiotics, Text Studies, Pedagogy, Research Design and Method, Technology; gesture; genre; mathematics and the arts; Performance Theory|
|Gibson, Lindsay||Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy||assessment, Curriculum Studies Research, Democracy and Citizenship, History Education, Historical Consciousness, history of education, Pedagogy, Social Studies Education Research, Teacher Education Research, Teacher Research, Historical Thinking, Inquiry|
|Gill, Hartej||Department of Educational Studies||Cultural studies, Leadership and Organizations, Post-colonial studies, Teaching and Practice|
|Gladwin, Derek||Department of Language & Literacy Education||Cultural Studies, Digital & Media Literacy, Environmental & Energy Literacy, Environmental Humanities, Food Literacy, Literary Education, Sustainability Education, Writing & Rhetoric|
|Gleason, Mona||Department of Educational Studies||History of Major Eras, Great Civilisations or Geographical Corpuses, history of education, history of children and youth, critical youth studies, gender and sexuality|
|Goble, Scott||Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy||music and history; music education; conducting; choral music, Expressed an interest in chairing music exams, music education|
|Gouzouasis, Peter||Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy||early childhood music education; computer literacy through fine arts and new media; music in mass media; especially jazz, guitar, Music education, Action Research, Artistic and Aesthetic Development, Arts Education, Assessment, Early Childhood Education, Educational Technologies, Literacy, Media, Semiotics, Text Studies, Music, Music Education Research, Non-Formal Learning, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Research Design and Method, Sociological Issues, Teacher Education Research, Teacher Research, Technology|
|Gunderson, Lee Paul||Department of Language & Literacy Education||ESL, multiculturalism|
|Han, Sandrine||Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy||Popular Cultures Produced and Broadcasted by Media, Media Content and Impacts, New Technology and Social Impacts, Arts and Technologies, Intercultural and Ethnic Relationships, Art Education Research, Artistic and Aesthetic Development, Arts Education, Cross Cultural Research, Cross-Cultural Education, Cultural Studies, Curriculum Studies Research, Educational Technologies, Media, Semiotics, Multiculturalism, Non-Formal Learning, Pedagogy, Subcultures|
This is an incomplete sample of recent publications by UBC faculty members with a primary appointment in the Faculty of Education.
|2020||Dr. Radzimski found that, contrary to expectations, university mathematics knowledge plays a limited role in future high school math teachers' understanding of the secondary curriculum. She argues that mathematicians and teacher educators should work together to help future teachers understand how content expertise can impact pedagogical practice.||Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum Studies (PhD)|
|2020||Dr. Bolderston studied the experiences of gay and lesbian radiation therapists coming out at work. Using an authoethnographic narrative inquiry approach, her findings showed that sexual orientation disclosure is dependent on context and can affect relationships with patients and co-workers in positive and negative ways.||Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy (EdD)|
|2020||Dr. Alkouatli's research explored pedagogies for teaching Islam to children and youth. She discerned a three-part typography that engages with unique learner dimensions, the need for Canadian cultural relevance, and the importance of esoteric interactions. This research highlights new directions in Islamic education research and teacher education.||Doctor of Philosophy in Human Development, Learning, and Culture (PhD)|
|2020||Dr. Eskandari investigated major ontological foundations related to the concepts of nature, environment, and ecology, focusing particularly on environmental education in a Shia Islamic village in Iran. Her findings offer insight into how we might reconceptualize and teach sustainability as a way of life grounded in contextual ethics and ontologies.||Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum Studies (PhD)|
|2020||Dr. Wakefield studied home, school, and community beliefs about strengths and resources of culturally and linguistically diverse children and families. Stakeholders viewed cultural and linguistic diversity as both a challenge and an opportunity. This research informs both practice and policy to support young children's transition to school.||Doctor of Philosophy in Human Development, Learning, and Culture (PhD)|
|2020||Dr. Forde examined the role that soccer clubs fulfilled in a particular township in South Africa during apartheid. The clubs offered spaces for resistance and political organizing; they also offered spaces for community support, solidarity, and joy. This research provides an understanding of how sport contributes to political and social change.||Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology (PhD)|
|2020||Dr. Asadian investigated the impact of involving patients and community members in the education of health professional students. Through years of practice in teaching, research, and evaluation, she has contributed to the understanding of ways to enhance education and learning.||Doctor of Philosophy in Human Development, Learning, and Culture (PhD)|
|2020||Dr. Carter explored the variation between individuals in endurance exercise performance during acute exposure to altitude by examining the impact on the pulmonary vasculature. His findings show the effect of simulated altitude on sleep quality and athletic performance, as well as the role of sildenafil in endurance cycle performance.||Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology (PhD)|
|2020||Dr. Haggerty investigated the transitional experiences of multilingual writers socializing into the discourse practices of a Canadian university. Results point to a pressing need to re-consider the time needed and level of complexity involved in academic writing instructions in relation to linguistic, academic, and disciplinary needs.||Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)|
|2020||Dr. Soth examined the impact of a quality assurance program on dental hygiene care in BC. She found that the new program had little or no impact on practice and that the business culture of the workplace negatively impacted participants' ability to implement patient-centered care. The findings have implications for practitioners and regulators.||Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy (EdD)|
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