The work of the Werklund School of Education is learning. Research is an engaging way of learning what is not already yet known, or probing what is already known but in new ways. Within the Werklund School of Education, the research conducted by our professors and students is incredibly diverse.

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  • Professional learning and development initiatives for postdoctoral scholars 

    Nowell, Lorelli; Ovie, Glory; Kenny, Natasha; Hayden, K. Alix; Jacobsen, Michele (Emerald, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary,, acceptedVersion, 2019-01)
    Purpose: Postdoctoral scholars are increasingly pursuing diverse career paths requiring broad skill sets. This study aims to create a more comprehensive understanding of current approaches and strategies for postdoctoral ...
  • Implementing an Intervention into a Grade Six Learning Environment: A Design-Based Research Framework. 

    Lambert, D.; Jacobsen, Michele (Staats- und Universitatsbibliothek Hamburg Carl von Ossietzky, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, publisher pdf,postprint,preprint, 2020-01-12)
    Educators in some Canadian schools are especially challenged in developing innovative pedagogical approaches that can intellectually engage their students in deep learning of core curriculum content, while equipping them ...
  • High School Redesign: Carnegie Unit as a Catalyst for Change. 

    Brown, B.; Alonso-Yanez, G.; Friesen, S.; Jacobsen, Michele (Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, publisher pdf,postprint,preprint, 2020)
    Researchers examined seven schools in Alberta undergoing high school redesign and removing the Carnegie Unit, a time-based metric for awarding course credits. A mixed methods convergent parallel design was used to gather ...
  • Peer Mentoring in Medical Residency Education: A Systematic Review 

    Pethrick, H.; Nowell, L.; Oddone-Paolucci, E.A.; Lorenzetti, L.; Jacobsen, Michele; Clancy, T.; Lorenzetti, D.L. (The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, publisher pdf,postprint,preprint, 2020-10-11)
    Background: Medical residents may experience burnout during their training, and a lack of social support. This can impact their overall wellbeing and ability to master key professional competencies. We explored, in this ...
  • Connecting theory to practice: using the community of inquiry theoretical framework to examine library instruction 

    Bailey, K.; Jacobsen, Michele (CILIP Information Literacy Group, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, publisher pdf,postprint,preprint, 2019-12-03)
    This design-based research study of library instruction was developed using the Community of Inquiry theoretical framework. Three different instructional approaches were developed and evaluated as part of this study: the ...
  • The Role of Peer Mentors in Promoting Knowledge and Skills Development in Graduate Education 

    Lorenzetti, D.L.; Nowell, L.; Jacobsen, Michele; Lorenzetti, L.; Clancy, T.; Freeman, G.; Oddone Paolucci, E. (Hindawi Limited, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, publisher pdf,postprint,preprint, 2020-11-08)
    The objective of this study was to explore the role of peer mentorship in facilitating graduate student resiliency, knowledge acquisition, and development of academic competencies. We conducted a qualitative case study, ...
  • Postdoctoral scholars’ perspectives about professional learning and development: a concurrent mixed-methods study 

    Nowell, L.; Ovie, G.; Kenny, N.; Jacobsen, Michele (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, publisher pdf,postprint,preprint, 2020-05-13)
    Postdoctoral scholars pursue diverse career paths requiring broad skill sets; however, little is known about postdoctoral scholars’ perspectives about their professional learning, and development needs. The objective of ...
  • Becoming a Maker Teacher: Designing Making Curricula That Promotes Pedagogical Change 

    Becker, S.; Jacobsen, Michele (Frontiers Media SA, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, publisher pdf,postprint,preprint, 2020-07-28)
    In this article, we focus on the case of a Canadian teacher and her students who engaged with a researcher in a year-long design-based research study exploring the implementation of curriculum within a makerspace context. ...
  • New alignments for the digital age: insights into connected learning 

    Prestridge, S.; Jacobsen, Michele; Mulla, S.; Parede,s S.G.; Charania, A. (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary,, postprint, 2021-02-09)
    In an age of ready access to people, online spaces and information, canonized formal knowledge acquisition is being disrupted. The emergence of socially constructed knowledge based on connected learning is democratising ...
  • Designing an Innovative Professional Development Experience to Build ICP Educational Expertise. 

    Meyers, G.; Jacobsen, Michele; Henderson, E. (Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary,, publisher pdf,postprint,preprint, 2019)
    Background: Advances in networked learning technologies have impacted our understanding and organization of teaching and learning. In the modern context of a learning society, conventional classroom-style education and ...

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