Heather Kanuka, BA, BEd, MEd, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Education - Educational Policy Studies Dept


Professor, Faculty of Education - Educational Policy Studies Dept
(780) 492-6732
7-153 Education Centre - North
8730 - 112 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G5



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


Teaching and learning in higher education


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 Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.

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