I am a PhD candidate in the faculty of education at the University of Alberta. My research interests include technology policy, professional development and educational reform.
My doctoral research focuses on the relationship between discourse and power through a critical analysis of educational policy texts. In order to generate a more nuanced understanding of how policy texts put forward a way of thinking about technology, teaching and learning, I have interviewed individuals from a cross-section of the policy development field. The questions guiding my inquiry are:
- What are the common sense or nodal discourses are influencing technology education policy and what are the assumptions sustaining them? *Who is silenced or harmed by the adoption and promotion of these nodal discourses?
Alberta is set to launch a Distributed Learning Project to support teacher inductees.