Cathy Adams, PhD, MAdEd, BSc (Computing Science)

(On Sabbatical) - Professor and Vargo Teaching Chair, Faculty of Education - Secondary Education Dept

Contact

(On Sabbatical) - Professor and Vargo Teaching Chair, Faculty of Education - Secondary Education Dept
Email
cathy.adams@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-5769
Address
441 Education Centre - South
11210 - 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G5

Overview

Research

Drawing on links between phenomenology, pedagogy, and philosophy of technology and media scholarship, Dr. Adams’ research program addresses digital technology and artificial intelligence (AI) integration across K-12 and post-secondary educational environments; ethical and pedagogical issues involving digital media and AI in schools; Phenomenology, postphenomenology, posthuman/postdigital and related sociomaterial approaches to qualitative inquiry (e.g. "interviewing objects"); and K-12 Computing Science curriculum and pedagogy

Dr. Adams is affiliated with the Faculty of Education's Technology and Learning Sciences Lab (TALS). She is an Emeritus board member of the Mitacs Research Council (MRC) and Vargo Teaching Chair (2018 - 2022). She has served as Pedagogy Editor for Explorations in Media Ecology, and on the editorial executive of the open access journal, Phenomenology and Practice. Other projects include maintaining Max van Manen's phenomenologyonline.com website, a popular resource for human science researchers.


Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

EDU 210 Introduction to Educational Technology

Graduate Teaching

EDU 570 Technology, Ethics, and Social Justice in Education

EDHS 501 Philosophy of Teaching

Courses

EDHS 501 - Philosophy of Teaching

Priority given to graduate students in the Master of Education in Health Sciences Education program. This course examines the major philosophical foundations of teaching and learning, and their practical applications to health sciences education. Philosophical traditions will be considered within the context of historical conceptions and emerging theoretical perspectives within health sciences education. Sections are offered at an increased rate of fee assessment.


EDU 210 - Introduction to Educational Technology

This course examines frameworks, trends, issues and futuristic scenarios on the role of technology in education. Students will gain hands-on experience of using technology, with a special emphasis on strategies for integrating technology into the school curriculum. Students may not receive credit for both EDU 210 and EDIT 202. Prerequisite: EDU 100 or pre/corequisite EDU 300 (After Degree students). May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar. [Department of Educational Psychology]


EDU 570 - Technology, Ethics, and Social Justice in Education

The course explores ethical and social justice issues involving technology in education such as digital equity and access, digital participation and citizenship, algorithmic bias, artificial intelligence, extended cognition, privacy, security and surveillance. Students will examine digital technology integration from various philosophical, theoretical and social science perspectives, and will consider some of the ethical and social justice implications for teacher practice and educational policy, including addressing the TRC calls to action. Sections may be offered at an increased rate of fee assessment, refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.


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Scholarly Activities

Teaching - Online Resources

Adams, C. (dir.) & Goble, E. (2014). Research methodologies: Action research, a short video interview with Dr. Terry Carson [Video file]. https://vimeo.com/438992717/c942cb3068 (35 minutes)

Adams, C. (dir.) & Goble, E. (2014). Research methodologies: Actor-Network Theory, a short video interview with Dr. Terrie Lynn Thompson [Video file]. https://vimeo.com/438990088/eec915890d (25 minutes)

Adams, C. (dir.) & Goble, E. (2014). Research methodologies: Arts-based research, a short video interview with Dr. Diane Conrad [Video file]. https://vimeo.com/438973113/1ff3a3779b (22 minutes)

Adams, C. (dir.) & Goble, E. (2014). Research methodologies: Grounded theory, a short video interview with Dr. Maria Mayan [Video file]. https://vimeo.com/438979211/52a4c8d2f4 (30 minutes)

Adams, C. (dir.) & Goble, E. (2014). Research methodologies: M├ętissage, a short video interview with Dr. Dwayne Donald [Video file]. https://vimeo.com/438977113/fcb815ab0c (25 minutes)

Adams, C. (dir.) & Goble, E. (2014). Research methodologies: Mixed methods, a short video interview with Dr. Bill Hanson [Video file]. https://vimeo.com/438971154/7dae1f0aca (17 minutes)

Adams, C. (dir.) & Goble, E. (2014). Research methodologies: Phenomenology, a short video interview with Dr. Max van Manen [Video file]. https://vimeo.com/438982668/1040f13685 (65 minutes)

Adams, C. (dir.) & Goble, E. (2014). Research methodologies: Quantitative research, a short video interview with Dr. Todd Rogers [Video file]. https://vimeo.com/440021975/bf6e611af1 (58 minutes)

Van Manen, M. (2011). Phenomenology Online: A Resource for Phenomenological Inquiry, 2nd Edition (M. van Manen & C. Adams, Eds.). www.phenomenologyonline.com