Dr. Daniels came to the University of Alberta in 2008 after completing her PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Manitoba. She is an avid supporter of graduate students. She was the 2017 recipient of the GSA Graduate Student Supervisor Award for the Social Sciences and the 2018 Faculty of Education Graduate Student Teaching Award winner. In 2018 Dr. Daniels was identified as a top-producing female author in educational psychology journals 2009-2016 in an independent analysis undertaken by Greenbaum and colleagues as published in Educational Psychology Review.
Dr. Daniels’ SSHRC-funded research focuses on the experience of motivation and emotions, their antecedents, and their impact across a variety of achievement contexts. She is primarily a quantitative researcher who works from a variety of theoretical lenses including the Control-Value Theory of Emotions, Attribution Theory, Achievement Goal Theory, and Self-Determination Theory. Her overarching objective is to better understand how to support adaptive motivation and emotions thereby contributing to favourable outcomes in school, work, and therapeutic settings.
With her students she is currently pursuing topics such as: Emotional contagion between teachers and students; Motivations behind sexting; Teachers’ motivational practices; Coping with boredom; Motivational interference with body image; Motivation and summative assessment; Motivation in students with learning disabilities; and Motivation for reading. To support this type of research-rich environment for students, Dr. Daniels directs the Alberta Consortium for Motivation and Emotion (ACME) and as of July 1, 2021 is also Director of the Centre for Research in Applied Measurement and Evaluation (CRAME). Please visit ACME and CRAME for more information on Dr. Daniels' research bridging motivation and assessment.
EDPY 601 Advanced Doctoral Research Seminar
EDPY 616 Achievement Motivation
EDPY 517 Child and Adolescent Development
EDPY 501 Introduction to Educational Research
EDPY 304 Adolescent Development and Learning
EDPY 303 Classroom Assessment
Dr. Daniels is not accepting new graduate students in Fall 2022.
This course will introduce students to the complexity of classroom assessment as a means of supporting and measuring student learning. The intent of this course is to develop an understanding of important concepts and issues in the evaluation of a learner's knowledge and skills, and to develop competence in constructing instruments and processes to evaluate learner performance. Prerequisite or corequisite: EDFX 325 or 350. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.Fall Term 2021
Priority given to graduate students in the Department of Educational Psychology.Winter Term 2022
Emphasis is on understanding child and adolescent development from the combined perspectives of research, theory and practical experience. Stages through to emerging adulthood will be studied. Intended for both masters and doctoral level students. Practitioners or theoreticians from related disciplines are welcome.Fall Term 2021