My research focus is on the person – the learner. I want to create a contextual picture of how who we are as people influences who we are as learners. Everybody arrives in the classroom as individuals, so treating them all similarly doesn`t serve the learner or education.
The research I do is grounded in feminist approaches, social justice and participation. We`ve had great success with funding and are now seeking to expand on our work to examine the influence of culture, language and violence on women`s experiences in the classroom
The Bridges project is a SSHRC funded project aimed at encouraging women to continue in their education using a strength based approach http://www.edu.uwo.ca/Bridges
We are proud of the 'Sharing the Flame' award given by the Canadian Council on Learning –