Heather Kanuka, BA, BEd, MEd, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Education - Educational Policy Studies Dept

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Education - Educational Policy Studies Dept
Email
heather.kanuka@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-6732
Address
7-153 Education Centre - North
8730 - 112 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G5

Overview

About

Heather Kanuka is Full Professor in the Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, Canada. Heather’s first faculty appointment was at the University of Calgary where she was an Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education and Associate Director, Teaching and Learning Centre. In 2004 Heather was awarded a Canada Research Chair in Teaching, Learning and Technologies in Higher Education at Athabasca University. In 2007 Heather moved to the University of Alberta where she was appointed Academic Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning. After completion of her 5-year term, Heather returned to her current position as Professor in the department of Educational Policy Studies.

Heather’s research focus revolves around orientations of teaching and technology, and academic development.

ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8266-5633



Research

Teaching and learning in higher education

Courses

EDPS 410 - Ethics and Law in Teaching

This course will examine the ethical and legal responsibilities of teachers. Among the topics addressed will be the following: punishment and child abuse; freedom of speech and academic freedom in schools; parents' rights and teachers' professional autonomy; issues of quality such as inclusive education and the problems of racism and sexism; fairness in assessment and evaluation; teachers' private lives and public obligations; indoctrination and the teaching of value. It is recommended that students take EDU 100 (EDU 300 for After Degree students), 210, and 211 prior to taking this course. Restricted to third, and fourth year Education students. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Winter Term 2021
EDU 515 - Conducting Educational Research

A supervised research assignment to develop and apply knowledge and skills related to data collection, data analysis techniques, and research report preparation. Prerequisites: Registration in the Master of Education in Educational Studies program, and EDU 513 and EDU 514. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format 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.

Winter Term 2021
EDU 596 - Special Topics in Educational Leadership

Content varies from term to term. Topics announced prior to registration period. The student's transcript carries title descriptive of content. May be repeated. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format 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.

Spring Term 2021

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