Bonita Watt, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Education - Secondary Education Dept
Associate Chair (Graduate), Faculty of Education - Secondary Education Dept

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Education - Secondary Education Dept
Email
bwatt@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-5191
Address
432 Education Centre - South
11210 - 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G5

Associate Chair (Graduate), Faculty of Education - Secondary Education Dept
Email
bwatt@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

Dr. Bonnie Watt is a faculty member involved in the Career and Technology Studies (CTS) area for the Secondary Education Department. Her research interests include CTS program development, curriculum, pedagogy, and teacher education; youth and adult school to work/school transitions; dual credit; apprenticeships; and policies related to education, training, and work. Dr. Watt is currently working on research projects that critically: a) examines school to work transitions by means of secondary school apprenticeships, b) explores high school apprenticeship by comparing factors influencing the effectiveness of programs, c) investigates the strengths and weaknesses of different models of apprenticeship, d) assesses practices about CTS teacher recruitment, retention, and education; d) studies the restructuring of the CTS program of studies, which informs the design, content, and delivery of CTS teacher education programs; and e) analyses how the restructured CTS program of studies might advance young people’s connections between high school (e.g., off-campus education programs and other subject areas), post-secondary education, and paid work.

Students who are interested in pursuing graduate research in the areas of CTS program development, curriculum, pedagogy, and teacher education; youth and adult school to work/school transitions; dual credit; apprenticeships; and policies related to education, training, and work are welcome to contact Bonnie at bwatt@ualberta.ca.


Research

Selected Research Studies

2012 to 2019 Pre-service teachers: How do they transition their embodied content knowledge and vague pedagogical knowledge to transparent pedagogical content knowledge? Principal investigator: Bonnie Watt-Malcolm, University of Alberta. Funded by Department of Secondary Education Teacher Education Research Grant (TERG).

2009 to 2016 Career and Technology Studies (CTS): Teacher recruitment, retention, and education. Principal investigator: Bonnie Watt-Malcolm, University of Alberta. Funded by Alberta Education, University of Alberta Faculty of Education Killam Research Fund and Roger S. Smith Undergraduate Student Award (2009 and 2010), and Alberta Teachers’ Association AACES grant.

2013 to 2014 Is the math sufficient? Aging workforce ad the future labour market in Canada. Principal investigator: Susan McDaniel, University of Lethbridge and Co-Investigators: Lloyd Wong, University of Calgary and Bonnie Watt-Malcolm, University of Alberta. Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Knowledge Synthesis Grant.

Teaching

Courses Taught
EDSE 602 Advanced Level Guided Individual Study in Secondary Education: Drawing Enhance Learning & Observation Skill
EDSE 512 Research Project in Secondary Education
EDSE 510 Research Methods in Secondary Education
EDSE 502 Advanced Level Guided Individual Study in Secondary Education: Alberta-Finland Partnership
EDSE 502 Advanced Level Guided Individual Study in Secondary Education: 21st Century Learning & ICT in the Curriculum.
EDSE 502 Advanced Level Guided Individual Study in Secondary Education: Learning and Teaching in Industrial Arts.
EDSE 502 Advanced Level Guided Individual Study in Secondary Education: Musical Instrument Making in CTE (Career and Technology Education).
EDSE 502 Advanced Level Guided Individual Study in Secondary Education: Junior High CTS (Career and Technology Studies): Past, present and future.
EDSE 501 CTS/Vocational Education: World of Work
EDSE 501 CTS/Vocational Education: Curriculum & Instruction & Assessment
EDSE 501 CTS/Vocational Education: Politics of Curriculum
EDCT 500 Design Studies I Technical Drawing and Introduction to AutoCAD
EDSE 495 Curriculum and Teaching in Secondary School Career Education
EDSE 493/494 Curriculum and Teaching in Secondary School Career and Technology Studies: Resources I and Resources II
EDSE 488/489 Curriculum and Teaching in Secondary School Career and Technology Studies: Technology Education I and Technology Education II
EDSE 451 Integrating Theory and Classroom Practice in the Advanced Professional Term (i.e., for CTS Technology Education, Human Ecology, and Resources subject areas)
EDSE 433 Curriculum and Teaching in Secondary School Career and Technology Studies: Human Ecology II
EDSE 417 Curriculum and Teaching in Secondary School Career and Technology Studies: Technology Education I and Technology Education II
EDSE 402 Guided Individual Study in Secondary Education: CTS Construction Tech, Tiny House Movement
EDSE 402 Guided Individual Study in Secondary Education: Documentary: Bachelor of Education program and student life at the University of Alberta
EDSE 401 CTS/Vocational Education: World of Work
EDSE 401 CTS/Vocational Education: Curriculum & Instruction & Assessment
EDSE 401 CTS/Vocational Education: Politics of Curriculum
EDCT 400 Design Studies I Technical Drawing and Introduction to AutoCAD
EDCT 400 Junior High Human Sciences
EDSE 333 Curriculum and Instruction for Secondary School Health Minors

Courses

EDSE 401 - Conference Seminar

May require payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Winter Term 2021 Spring Term 2021 Winter Term 2022
EDSE 417 - Curriculum and Teaching for Secondary School Career and Technology Studies Majors II

Prerequisites: Introductory Professional Term and *24 in the Major subject. Corequisite: EDSE 451. Successful completion is expected prior to being granted permission to commence EDFX 450.

Winter Term 2021
EDSE 501 - Conference Seminar

Prerequisites: consent of Instructor and Department. May include alternate delivery sections; may require payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Winter Term 2021 Winter Term 2022
EDSE 510 - Research Methods in Secondary Education

An introductory research methods and methodology course. The intent is to acquaint students with the many and varied methods of educational research, and the means of conducting research and presenting research findings. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Fall Term 2020

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Scholarly Activities

Research - Selected Publications

Selected Book Chapters

Watt, B. (2015). Skilled trade worker to teacher of high school youth: A little bit of luck and a lot of courage. In E. Smith, P. Gonon, & A. Foley, (Eds.), Architectures for apprenticeship: Achieving economic and social goals (pp. 118-121). North Melbourne, VIC: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

Taylor, A., Watt-Malcolm, B. & Wimmer, R. (2013). Hybridity' in two Canadian provinces: Blurring institutional boundaries. In T. Deissinger, J. Aff, A. Fuller, & C. Jorgensen (Eds), Hybrid qualifications: Structural and problems in the context of European VET policy. Bern: Switzerland, Peter Lang.

Barabasch, A, & Watt-Malcolm, B. (2012). Merging academic and vocational learning: Inclusion and exclusion in selected school-to-work programs in Canada and the United States. In S. Stolz, & P. Gonon (Eds.), Challenges and reforms in vocational education: Aspects of inclusion and exclusion (pp. 235-257). Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2011). Reforming VET teacher education. In Z. Zhao, F. Rauner, & U. Hauschildt (Eds.), Assuring the acquisition of expertise: Apprenticeship in the modern economy (pp. 199-201). Beijing, China: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.

Watt-Malcolm. B. (2010). An exploration of gender’s influence in Canadian Workplaces: Power relations, women’s identity, and workplace learning opportunities. In J. Westover (Ed.), Training the next generation of knowledge workers: Readings for effective secondary education and workplace learning practices (pp. 161-171). Altona, Austria: Common Ground.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2009). Skilled trade training for women: In vogue one more time. In P. Sawchuk & A. Taylor, (Eds.), Challenging transitions in learning and work: Reflections on policy and practice (pp. 125-144). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Watt-Malcolm, B., Barabasch, A, & Taylor, A. (2009). School-industry partnerships as support structures in apprenticeships: Findings from the US and Canada. In F. Rauner, E. Smith, U. Hauschildt, & H. Zelloth (Eds.), Innovative apprenticeships: Promoting successful school-to-work transitions (pp. 261-264). Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Publishers.

Taylor, A., & Watt-Malcolm, B. (2008). Building a future for high school students in the trades. In D. Livingstone, K. Mirchandani, & P. Sawchuk (Eds.), The future of lifelong learning and work (pp. 217-232). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Selected Refereed Journal Articles

McDaniel, S., Watt, B., & Wong, L. (2015). An aging workforce and the future labour market in Canada. Canadian Public Policy, 41(2), 97-108.

Barabasch, A., & Watt-Malcolm, B. (2013). Teacher preparation for vocational education and training in Germany: A potential model for Canada?  Compare, A Journal of International and Comparative Education, 43(2), 155-183.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2011). Dual credit: Creating career and work possibilities for Canadian youth? Canadian Journal of Education, 34(2), 256-276.

Watt-Malcolm, B., & Barabasch, A. (2010). Tensions in the Canadian apprenticeship sector: Rethinking Bourdieu’s analysis of habitus, field, and capital. Research in Comparative and International Education, 5(3), 289-301.

Watt-Malcolm, B., & Barabasch, A. (2010). Die Berufsschullehrerausbildung in Deutschland und Kanada. [Training of vocational teachers: A comparison between Germany and Canada.] Die berufsbildende Schule, 62, 255-259.

Watt-Malcolm, B., & Taylor, A. (2007). ‘Get them young and train them right’: Negotiations in a VET partnership. Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 20(2), 57-70.

Taylor, A., McGray, R., & Watt-Malcolm, B. (2007). Struggles over labour power: The case of Fort McMurray. Journal of Education and Work, 20(5), 379-396.

Taylor, A. & Watt-Malcolm, B. (2007). Expansive learning through high school apprenticeship: Opportunities and limits. Journal of Education & Work, 20(1), 27-44.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2005). An exploration of gender’s influence in Canadian workplaces: Power relations, women’s identity, and workplace learning opportunities. International Journal of Learning, 12(2), 193-198.

Selected Papers in Refereed Conference Proceedings
Taylor, A., & Watt-Malcolm, B. (2011, July). Improving articulation between education and work transitions in Canada. Conference proceedings, 41st Annual Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA), Lancaster, England. 9 pages.

Barabasch, A, & Watt-Malcolm, B. (2009, August). Merging academic and vocational learning: Inclusion and exclusion in selected school-to-work programs in Canada and the United States. Conference proceedings, 16th VET & Culture Conference, Zurich, Switzerland. 22 pages.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2008). Making high school training programs work: An examination of stakeholders’ responsibilities and obligations. Conference Proceedings: Work and Learning. The Work and Learning Network for Research and Policy Conference – Perspectives on Labour Shortages: Exploring the Education-Jobs Gap, Edmonton, AB: University of Alberta. 6 pages.

Taylor, A., McGray, R., & Watt-Malcolm, B. (2007). The struggles of negotiating partnerships for apprenticeship in late capitalism. 37th Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults Conference Proceedings. Belfast, IR: Queen’s University. 9 pages.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2005). Women learning to work in Canada’s industrial sector: An analysis of bridging programs introducing the skilled trades to Canadian women. 4th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning – Challenges for Integrating Work and Learning Conference Proceedings, Sydney, Australia: University of Technology. 10 pages.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2005). An exploration of gender’s influence in Canadian workplaces: Power relations, women’s identity, and workplace learning opportunities. Conference Proceedings, Twelfth International Conference on Learning. Granada, Spain: University of Granada. 14 pages.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2005). Employers and Canada’s policy initiatives to promote women in skilled trades. Conference Proceedings, Institute for Women’s Research Eighth International Women’s Policy Research Conference – When Women Gain, So Does the World. Washington, DC: Institute for Women’s Policy Research. 7 pages.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2004). Female engineering design technologists: A critical analysis of their formal and workplace learning experiences in Western Canada. Workplace Learning – from the Learners’ Perspective 2004 Conference Proceedings. Copenhagen, Denmark: Learning Lab Denmark. 8 pages.

Watt-Malcolm, B., & Young, B. (2003). Canadian women in the industrial trades: A historical perspective. The Changing Face of Work and Learning 2003 Conference Proceedings (pp. 261-266). Edmonton, Alberta: Work and Learning Network for Research and Policy, University of Alberta.

Selected Invited International Keynote Presentations

Watt, B. (2014, December). Possibilities of career education to promote school-to-work transitions for at-risk youth. Sapporo Otani University, Sapporo, Japan.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2013, November). Career and vocational education in the high schools in Alberta, Canada: Integration of theory and practice. Tokyo, Japan, Canadian Embassy.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2013, November). Career and vocational education in the high schools in Alberta, Canada: Integration of theory and practice. Sapporo Otani University, Sapporo, Japan.

Selected Refereed International Conference Presentations
Okabe, A., Watt, B., Gamo, T., & Urano, K. (2015, September). The possibilities of career-related education for youth at-risk. Symposium Paper, IAEVG International Conference 2015, Tsukuba, Japan.

Watt, B. (2015, September). Skilled trade worker to teacher of high school youth: A little bit of luck and a lot of courage. Paper, International Network on Innovative Apprenticeships (INAP) Conference, Ballarat, Australia.

Taylor, A., & Watt-Malcolm, B. (2011, July). Improving articulation between education and work transitions in Canada. Paper, 41st Annual Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA), Lancaster, England.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2011, May). Reforming VET teacher education. Paper, International Network on Innovative Apprenticeships (INAP) Conference, Beijing, China.

Watt-Malcolm, B., Barabasch, A, & Taylor, A. (2009, September). School-industry partnerships as support structures in apprenticeships: Findings from the US and Canada. Paper, International Network on Innovative Apprenticeships (INAP) Conference, Turin, Italy.

Barabasch, A, & Watt-Malcolm, B. (August, 2009). Merging academic and vocational learning: Inclusion and exclusion in selected school-to-work programs in Canada and the United States. Paper, 16th VET & Culture Conference, Zurich, Switzerland.

Taylor, A., & Watt-Malcolm, B. (2009, June). Symposium no. 6: Vocational Education and Training - New models of apprenticeship. The contradictory location of high school apprenticeship in Canada. 6th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning, Roskilde, Denmark.

Watt-Malcolm, B., & Taylor, A. (2009, April). School to work transition programs: Boundaries for training – who decides? Paper, AERA (American Education Research Association), 2009 Conference, Special Interest Group: 136. Workplace Learning, San Diego, California.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2008, October). Making high school training programs work: An examination of stakeholders’ responsibilities and obligations. Paper, Work and Learning. The Work and Learning Network for Research and Policy Conference – Perspectives on Labour Shortages: Exploring the Education-Jobs Gap, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. 6 pages.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2008, March). Losing sight of quality apprenticeships: ‘Getting people through and making it easier.’ AERA (American Education Research Association), 2008 Conference, Special Interest Group: 136. Workplace Learning, New York, New York. 27 pages.

Taylor, A., McGray, R., & Watt-Malcolm, B. (2007, July). The struggles of negotiating partnerships for apprenticeship in late capitalism. Paper, 37th Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA). Queens’ University, Belfast, Ireland. 9 pages.

Taylor, A., & Watt-Malcolm, B. (2007, July). Building a future for high school students in the trades. Paper, Institute of Education, University of London, London, United Kingdom. 17 pages.

Young, B., & Watt-Malcolm, B. (2006, January). Roads less traveled: Educators’ careers in teacher organizations. Paper, 4th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii. 13 pages.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2005, December). Women learning to work in Canada’s industrial sector: An analysis of bridging programs introducing the skilled trades to Canadian women. Paper, 4th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning – Challenges for Integrating Work and Learning, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. 10 pages.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2005, July). An exploration of gender’s influence in Canadian workplaces: Power relations, women’s identity, and workplace learning opportunities. Paper, Twelfth International Conference on Learning, University of Granada, Granada, Spain. 14 pages.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2005, June). Employers and Canada’s policy initiatives to promote women in skilled trades. Paper, Institute for Women’s Research Eighth International Women’s Policy Research Conference – When Women Gain, So Does the World, Washington, DC. 7 pages.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2004, November). Female engineering design technologists: A critical analysis of their formal and workplace learning experiences in Western Canada. Paper, Workplace Learning – from the Learners’ Perspective Conference, Learning Lab Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark. 8 pages.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2004, February). A woman working in the industrial trades: I completed my apprenticeship – now what? Roundtable, 2004 (18th Annual) Careers Conference – A Lifetime of Possibilities, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin.

Selected Refereed National Conference Presentations
Watt-Malcolm, B., Sekandi, M., & MacLeod, P. (2011, June). Building bridges to teacher certification: ‘This one just might make a difference’. Paper, Congress 2011, CATE (Canadian Association for Teacher Education), CSSE (Canadian Society for the Study of Education) Annual Conference, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Watt-Malcolm, B., Sekandi, M., & Nabaggala, J. (2011, June). A comparative study of Uganda's and Canada's vocational education and training systems: Intersections, divergences, and lost traditions? Paper, Congress 2011, CIESC (Comparative and International Education Society of Canada), CSSE (Canadian Society for the Study of Education) Annual Conference, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Watt-Malcolm, B., & McPherson, D. (2010, May). Who is the technology teacher? Paper, Congress 2010, CATE (Canadian Association for Teacher Education), CSSE (Canadian Society for the Study of Education) Annual Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec. 27 pages.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2010, March). High school off-campus education programs: Links to curricula, authentic work experiences, and post-secondary education? Paper, Fifteenth National Congress on Rural Education,  University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2009, October). Reforming teacher education for vocational and education training: Insights from Alberta’s teachers. Paper, Edge 2009 Conference, Inspiration and Innovation in Teaching and Teacher Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2008, June). High school apprenticeship programs: Exploration or exploitation. Paper, Congress 2008, SOCINET, CAFE (Canadian Association of Foundations of Education), CSSE (Canadian Society for the Study of Education) Annual Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia. 25 pages.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2007, May). I don’t need anybody today, call me back tomorrow. Paper, Congress 2007, CASWE (Canadian Association for the Study of Women and Education), CSSE (Canadian Society for the Study of Education) Annual Conference, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. 12 pages.

Taylor, A., McGray, R., & Watt-Malcolm, B. (2007, June). Struggles over labour power: The case of Fort McMurray. Paper, Congress 2007, SOCINET, CAFE (Canadian Association of Foundations of Education), CSSE (Canadian Society for the Study of Education) Annual Conference, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. 17 pages.

Young, B., Watt-Malcolm, B., & Foster, R. (2007, June). Educators’ careers with teacher organizations: Career paths and distributed leadership. Roundtable, Congress 2007, SOCINET, CASEA (Canadian Association for the Study of Educational Administration), CSSE (Canadian Society for the Study of Education) Annual Conference, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. 6 pages.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2006, October). We’ve always done it this way: Challenging the organization of skilled trade work. Paper, The Work and Learning Network for Research and Policy Conference – False Promises: Precarious Work in the New Economy, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.

Taylor, A., & Watt-Malcolm, B. (2006, June). Trading up? Factors affecting outcomes for high school apprentices. Paper, The Future of Lifelong Learning and Work Conference, OISE/University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. 7 pages.

Wallin, D., Crippen, C., Wallace, J., & Watt-Malcolm, B. (2006, May). Mapping the educational landscape: Notions of femininity and masculinity in nontraditional work environments. Panel, Congress 2006, CASWE (Canadian Association for the Study of Women and Education), XXXIVth CSSE (Canadian Society for the Study of Education) Annual Conference, York University, Toronto, Ontario.

Taylor, A., & Watt-Malcolm, B. (2005, June). Building a future for high school students in the trades. Paper, The Future of Lifelong Learning and Work Conference, OISE/University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. 11 pages.

Taylor, A., & Watt-Malcolm, B. (2005, June). Expansive learning through high school apprenticeship: Opportunities and limits. Paper, The Future of Lifelong Learning and Work Conference, OISE/University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. 20 pages.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2005, May). Negotiating gender identities: Hegemonic discourses and women working and learning in non-traditional occupations. Paper, Congress 2005, CASWE (Canadian Association for the Study of Women and Education), XXXIIIrd CSSE (Canadian Society for the Study of Education) Annual Conference, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. 25 pages.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2005, May). Policies promoting non-traditional occupations to women: Employers responses. Roundtable, Congress 2005, CAFE (Canadian Association of Foundations of Education), XXXIIIrd CSSE (Canadian Society for the Study of Education) Annual Conference, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. 7 pages.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2004, May). Canadian women and the industrial trades: A viable career and education option. Paper, Congress 2004, CASWE (Canadian Association for the Study of Women and Education), CSSE (Canadian Society for the Study of Education) Annual Conference, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba. 19 pages.

Watt-Malcolm, B., & Young, B. (2003, September). Canadian women in the industrial trades: A historical perspective. Paper, The Changing Face of Work and Learning 2003 Conference, Work and Learning Network for Research and Policy, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. 6 pages.

Selected Refereed Provincial Conference Presentations
Watt-Malcolm, B. (2008, November). “Where the rubber hits the pavement”: High school transition programs in northern British Columbia. Career Education Society Conference: Exploring the Career Development Mosaic, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Selected Non-refereed Conference Presentations

Watt, B. (2015). Meaning and nature of work. Center for Research for Teacher Education and Development, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.

McDaniel, S., Watt-Malcolm, B., & McIntosh-Rivera, H. (2014, February). The labour/skills shortage conundrum in Canada. The Prentice Institute, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta.

McDaniel, S., Watt-Malcolm, B., & Wong, L. (2013, November). Knowledge Synthesis Project: Is the math sufficient? Aging workforce and the future labour market in Canada. SSHRC and Conference Board of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2011, February). Apprenticeship: A North American perspective. Presentation for the United Kingdom National Apprenticeship Service’s International Perspectives Apprenticeship Seminar, Coventry, United Kingdom. Invited.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2011, January). Career and Technology Studies (CTS): Engaging students in 21st century skills from a teaching/learning perspective. Presentation for the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium, Edmonton, Alberta. Invited.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2007, May). Perspectives on being a woman in construction. Panel, Construction Owners Association of Alberta, Construction Best Practices XV Conference, The Changing Face of Construction, Edmonton, Alberta.

Taylor, A., & Watt-Malcolm, B. (2005, December). The influence of the institutional context on high school apprenticeship. Symposium with P. Sawchuk, B. Patchell, D. Livingstone, S. Butterwick, J. Liptrot, S. Mann, and A. Verma for the Work and Lifelong Learning (WALL) Network Research: Research and partnerships across multiple sectors in Canada, 4th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning – Challenges for Integrating Work and Learning, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.

Watt-Malcolm, B. et al. (2005, October). Workplace issues. Lead panelist, 2nd Annual She Works Women in Trades Conference, Women Building Futures, Edmonton, Alberta.

Selected Major Reports
McDaniel, S., Watt-Malcolm, B., & Wong, L. (2013). Is the math sufficient? Aging workforce and the future labour market in Canada. Prepared for SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant Report. 40 pages.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2010, April). Career and Technology Studies (CTS): Teacher recruitment, retention, and education on-line survey results. Prepared for and distributed to on-line survey participants, Alberta. 11 pages.

Taylor, A., & Watt-Malcolm, B. (2009, December). CCL Report: Opportunities and constraints related to vocational education partnerships in Canada. Prepared for Canadian Council of Learning (CCL), Ottawa, Ontario. 31 pages.

Taylor, A. (2007). Pathways for youth to the labour market: An overview of high school initiatives. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Policy Research Networks. B. Watt-Malcolm co-authored “The State of Queensland” chapter, pp. 47-53.

Selected Presentations and Workshops: Academic and Professional
Watt, B. (2014, December). Community-based learning experiences for at-risk youth workshop. Presented to Academics and Professional Educationalists, Sapporo Otani University, Sapporo, Japan.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2011, June). VET policy transfer. Presented to University of Magdeburg Vocational Education Teacher Education graduate students, Magdeburg, Germany.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2009. June). Teacher education programs and VET research in Canada. Presented to University of Magdeburg Vocational Education Teacher Education faculty and graduate students. Magdeburg, Germany.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2009, June). VET policy transfer: Canada and Germany. Presented to University of Magdeburg Vocational Education Teacher Education graduate students, Magdeburg, Germany.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2008, May). Skilled trade training programs for women. Oil and Community: Struggles over labour and learning, CSL 350/360 or EDPS 506/506, CSL Spring Immersion Program, Sociology, Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2007, May). Apprenticeship and youth. Panel, Oil and Community: The art & science of sustainability Soc 402, Sociology, Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2007, May). Perspectives on being a woman in construction. Panel, Construction Owners Association of Alberta, Construction Best Practices XV Conference, The Changing Face of Construction, Edmonton, Alberta.

Watt-Malcolm, B., Taylor, A., & McGray, R. (2007, May). The struggles of negotiating partnerships for apprenticeship in late capitalism. Seminar, Educational Policy Studies and Work & Learning Network. University of Alberta. 17 pages.

Watt-Malcolm, B. (2004, February). A woman working in the industrial trades: I completed my apprenticeship – now what? Presentation for the Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.

Publications

Skilled trade worker to teacher of high school youth: A little bit of luck and a lot of courage.
Author(s): Watt, B.
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: In E. Smith, P. Gonon, & A. Foley, (Eds.), Architectures for apprenticeship: Achieving economic and social goals (pp. 118-121).
Volume: North Melbourne, VIC: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

Teacher preparation for vocational education and training in Germany: A potential model for Canada?
Author(s): Barabasch, A., & Watt-Malcolm, B.
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Compare, A Journal of International and Comparative Education

Dual credit: Creating career and work possiblities for Canadian youth
Author(s): Watt-Malcolm, B.
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Canadian Journal of Education
Volume: 34
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 256-276

Die Berufsschullehrerausbildung in Deutschland und Kanada. [Training of vocational teachers: A comparasion between Germany and Canada.]
Author(s): Watt-Malcolm, B., & Barabasch, A.
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Die berufsbildende Schule
Volume: 62
Issue: 255-259

Tensions in the Canadian apprenticeship sector: Rethinking Bourdieu’s analysis of habitus, field, and capital
Author(s): Watt-Malcolm, B., & Barabasch, A.
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Research in Comparative and International Education
Volume: 5
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 289-301

‘Get them young and train them right’: Negotiations in a VET partnership
Author(s): Watt-Malcolm, B., & Taylor, A.
Publication Date: 2007
Publication: Journal for the Study of Adult Education
Volume: 20
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 57-70