Vandy Britton
University of the Fraser Valley
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#1Sheryl MacMath (UFV: University of the Fraser Valley)H-Index: 2
#2Awneet Sivia (UFV: University of the Fraser Valley)H-Index: 2
Last. Vandy Britton (UFV: University of the Fraser Valley)H-Index: 1
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Abstract null null This phenomenological study aimed to explore how early career teachers were supported in their transition from teacher education to professional practice. It involved interviewing seven recent graduates from a post-degree teacher education program on their perceptions of both the program and their local school district in supporting them as early career teachers. Results involve numerous recommendations for supporting these teachers during their induction into the profession l...
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#1Awneet Sivia (UFV: University of the Fraser Valley)H-Index: 2
#2Sheryl MacMath (UFV: University of the Fraser Valley)H-Index: 2
Last. Vandy Britton (UFV: University of the Fraser Valley)H-Index: 1
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#1Awneet Sivia (UFV: University of the Fraser Valley)H-Index: 2
#2Sheryl MacMath (UFV: University of the Fraser Valley)H-Index: 2
Last. Vandy Britton (UFV: University of the Fraser Valley)H-Index: 1
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To investigate any possible differences in student engagement between project-based learning units and non-project–based learning units, this triangulation design-convergence mixed methods study followed a grade 10 teacher and her students as they completed science units on chemistry, aquaponics, and genetics. Student engagement was measured in multiple ways using observed on-task behaviour, student perception surveys, and student interviews. Results reveal significant differences in observed on...
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#1Vandy Britton (UFV: University of the Fraser Valley)H-Index: 1
#2Awneet Sivia (UFV: University of the Fraser Valley)H-Index: 2
This paper explores the foundations of professional development for practicing teachers (PDPT). In BC, the comprehensive and significant reform of K-12 curriculum calls for teachers to innovate practice, alter pedagogical approaches and reimagine student and teacher roles. As teachers encounter these new curriculum changes, the authors assert that PDPT must include particular orientations to professional learning in order to respond to the calls for innovation. The proposed “kaleidoscope of orie...
#1Awneet Sivia (UFV: University of the Fraser Valley)H-Index: 2
#2Sheryl MacMath (UFV: University of the Fraser Valley)H-Index: 2
Last. Vandy Britton (UFV: University of the Fraser Valley)H-Index: 1
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This paper documents research regarding the roles, practices and identities of three faculty members who mentor teacher candidates during practicums. Using a collaborative self-study (Hamilton, 1995), the authors examine the implications of implementing particulars of practice (POP) seminars where practice issues are surfaced by candidates and examined collaboratively through focused conversation. The POP are designed to develop candidates’ authority of experience (Munby & Russell, 1994) and fos...
#1Vandy Britton (UFV: University of the Fraser Valley)H-Index: 1
#1Sheryl MacMath (UFV: University of the Fraser Valley)H-Index: 2
#2Vandy Britton (UFV: University of the Fraser Valley)H-Index: 1
Last. Chelsea Novakowski (UFV: University of the Fraser Valley)H-Index: 1
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Project based learning (PBL) is recognized as a student-centred instructional model that focuses on student collaboration to solve a real world question that results in the creation of a final product (Kokotsaki, Menzies, & Wiggins, 2016). While literature reviews of PBL reveal that teachers perceive students to be more motivated, more collaborative, and more successful when PBL is used in the classroom, the majority of research focuses only on perceptions rather than measures of student learnin...
#1Sheryl MacMath (UFV: University of the Fraser Valley)H-Index: 2
#2Awneet Sivia (UFV: University of the Fraser Valley)H-Index: 2
Last. Vandy Britton (UFV: University of the Fraser Valley)H-Index: 1
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This study examines teacher perceptions of their experiences with Project Based Learning (PBL) at a secondary school in Western Canada. This PBL initiative included English language arts, mathematics, science, and digital literacy courses and all the grade nines at this large secondary school. This article reports on two teacher focus group interviews that were part of a larger mixed-methods study (Creswell & Plano Clark, 2007). Results provide specific details regarding conditions for the succe...
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