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

Professor, Faculty of Education - Secondary Education Dept

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Education - Secondary Education Dept
Email
caadams@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

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