About

Leah P. Macfadyen, PhD

UBC_20180123_7599I am an interdisciplinary researcher and educator with graduate degrees in the Sciences and the Arts, a wide-ranging publication record, an established body of qualitative and quantitative educational research, and experience in designing, teaching and evaluating courses, workshops and programs in higher and continuing education.

I am currently a faculty member in UBC’s Faculty of Education, affiliated with the Master of Educational Technology program, and the Department of Language and Literacy Education. I make use of learning analytics (analysis and visualization of large sets of educational data) to inform learning design and curriculum review, and to discover meaningful patterns that can inform improvements in learning design, teaching, and learning.

In addition, and motivated by my own educational experiences at Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific, I have been especially engaged in designing and teaching courses (both online and in the classroom) that integrate rigorous and critical disciplinary study with transformative global education – education that may encompasses themes such as

development education, human rights education, education for sustainability, education for peace and conflict prevention and intercultural education; being the global dimension of education for citizenship.

(Maastricht Congress on Global Education)

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