Jorge Sousa, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Education - Educational Policy Studies Dept

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Education - Educational Policy Studies Dept
Email
sousa@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-4905
Address
5-101 Education Centre - North
8730 - 112 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G5

Overview

About
My education background includes the following: 
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Adult Education and Counselling Psychology, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT). 2006  
  • Master of Arts, Department of Human Development and Applied Psychology, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT). 2000 
  • Bachelor of Arts, Honours, Department of Psychology, York University. 1997
My primary inspiration for working in the realm of community development was based on my experiences of converting public housing to co-operative housing and as president of the Graduate Students’ Union at the University of Toronto. I am comfortable working with different research methodologies, in particular mixed methods approaches. My primary research approach is community based, which results in research outcomes that have significant social value. I often work with community-based non-profit organizations to conduct research as well as participate in planning processes relevant to capacity building and development.

My areas of research expertise all fall within the context of the intersection of community development and adult education. I am primarily engaged in research aimed at understanding and strengthening Canada’s Social Economy. The specific topics that my research is focuses on includes: strengthening Canada’s Social Economy; governance and member engagement of non-profit and co-operative organizations; higher education and partnerships; and public policy related to community development and community economic development. 

Research
  • Community development/community economic development
  • Learning styles in social economy organizations
  • Community governance models
  • Participatory decision making
  • Housing policy and practice

Teaching

Graduate Courses—The University of Alberta

  • Introduction to Evaluating Educational Research, EDPS 581  
  • Contemporary Issues in Education: Perspectives on Policy and Practice, EDPS 580
  • Conducting Educational Research (Online), EDU 515
  • Foundations of Adult Education, EDPS 577 
  • Education and Community, EDPS 567 
  • Learning and Teaching at the Adult Level, EDPS 521  
  • Research Project Capping Exercise, EDPS 900  

Graduate Courses—Cape Breton University

  • Business and Community Development I, MBAC 5101 
  • Business and Community Development II, MBAC 6101
  • Applied Research Methods, MBAC 6121

Undergraduate Courses—The University of Alberta

  • Ethics and Law in Teaching, EDPS 410 
  • Society and Education, EDPS 360  
  • Cross-Cultural Studies in Education, EDPS 411

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.

Fall Term 2020 Winter Term 2021
EDPS 521 - Adult Learning and Development

In this course we will examine key issues in adult learning and development, using concepts discussed in the literature. Content areas include theories of adult learning and development, and related concepts such as learning styles and orientations, personality, motivation, and intelligence. Students may not receive credit for both EDAE 521 and EDPS 521.

Fall Term 2020

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Scholarly Activities

Other - Academic Appointments

Professor, Adult, Community and Higher Education Specialization, Department of Educational Policy Studies, The Faculty of Education, The University of Alberta. 2019 – Present.

Associate Professor, Adult, Community and Higher Education Specialization, Department of Educational Policy Studies, The Faculty of Education, The University of Alberta. 2014 – 2019.

Adjunct Professor, The Faculty of Extension. 2012 – 2018. 

Adjunct Professor, Shannon School of Business, Master of Business Administration in Community Economic Development, Cape Breton University. 2013 – 2018. 

Adjunct Professor, The Research Centre, Athabasca University. 2011 – 2013. 

Assistant Professor, Adult Education Specialization, Department of Educational Policy Studies, The Faculty of Education, The University of Alberta. 2006 – 2014. 

Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Community Services and Health Sciences, George Brown College, Toronto, ON. 2002 – 2006.

Centre Scholar, The Centre for the Study of Co-operatives at the University of Saskatchewan, 2008 – 2019.

Visiting Scholar, Department of Adult Education and Counselling Psychology, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT), 2007 – 2009.


Admin - Administrative Appointments
  • Acting Chair, Department of Educational Policy Studies, The Faculty of Education, The University of Alberta. January 2020 – June 2020.
  • Associate Chair and Graduate Coordinator, Department of Educational Policy Studies, The Faculty of Education, The University of Alberta. July 2017 – June 2020.
  • Program Coordinator, Adult, Community and Higher Education Specialization, Department of Educational Policy Studies, The University of Alberta. 2015 – 2017. 
  • Director, The Work and Learning Network for Research and Policy (WLN), Department of Educational Policy Studies, The University of Alberta. 2012 – 2017. 
  • Program Coordinator, Adult Education Specialization, Department of Educational Policy Studies, The University of Alberta. 2010 – 2013.

Other - Current University Service
  • Appointed Panel Member, University Appeal Board, The University of Alberta

Other - Past University Service
  • Elected Member, The General Faculties Council, The University of Alberta.
  • Appointed Member, Standing Committee on Convocation, Faculty of Education Representative, The University of Alberta.
  • Elected Member, Undergraduate Academic Affairs Council, Faculty of Education, The University of Alberta.
  • Elected Member, The Election Committee, Faculty of Education, The University of Alberta.
  • Elected Member, Timetable Committee, Department of Educational Policy, The University of Alberta.
  • Elected Member, The Faculty Evaluation Committee, Faculty of Education, The University of Alberta.
  • Appointed Member, The Faculty of Extension Council, The University of Alberta.
  • Appointed Member, The Faculty of Business Council, The University of Alberta.
  • Appointed Member. General Faculties Council (GFC) representative, The Council on Student Affairs (COSA), The University of Alberta.

Other - Professional Affiliations
  • The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).
  • The Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER).
  • The Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC). 
  • The Centre for the Study of Co-operatives at the University of Saskatchewan
  • The Centre for Urban & Community Studies (CUCS), The University of Toronto.
  • The City-Regions Studies Centre, The University of Alberta.
  • The Social Economy Centre (SEC), The University of Toronto.
  • The Women & Children's Health Research Institute (WCHRI), The University of Alberta.
  • The Work and Learning Network (WLN), The University of Alberta.

Research - Projects

2017. Work Integration Social Enterprises (WISE) Longitudinal Evaluation Project. Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Insight Grant. Co-Applicant.

2014. The Pedagogy of Social Value: Understanding Social Economy Learning Approaches. Funded by the Support for the Advancement of Scholarship enhanced operating grant, The Faculty of Education, The University of Alberta. Principal Investigator.

2014. Exploring the policy and development challenges of Enabling community-based control in public housing. Funded by the Vice-President Research, The University of Alberta. Principal Investigator.

2012. Social Economy, Community Resilience and the Transition to Sustainability. Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Development Grant program. Co-applicant.

2011. Education Literature Review: Context and Opportunities. With the Achievable Sustainability Options for Resource-Based Communities project at Athabasca University. Funded by the Town of Hinton, Town of Grande Cache, Grande Prairie Regional College and the Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN). Principal Investigator.

2010. The Atkinson Housing Co-operative Case Study. With the Community-University Research Alliance for Social business and marginalized social groups Team Proposal. Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Principal Investigator.

Publications

Realizing the Cooperative Advantage at the Atkinson Housing Co-operative: The Role of Community Development to Improve Public Housing
Author(s): Jorge Sousa
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity
Volume: 4
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: pp. 52-74.
External Link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/293174307_The_Cooperative_Advantage_for_Community_Development_Journal_of_Entrepreneurial_and_Organizational_Diversity_issue_41_eBook
협동 딜레마 (A Co-operative Dilemma, translated by Hyunok Lee). Seoul, South Korea: Education Center for the Cooperative and Social Economy.
Author(s): Jorge Sousa, Roger Herman (eds.),
Publication Date: 2015

Rebuilding “Home” in a Transient World: Globalization, Social Exclusion, and Innovations in Co-operative Housing.
Author(s): Mitch Diamantopoulos, Jorge Sousa
Publication Date: 2014
Page Numbers: pp 158 – 186
External Link: http://www.ubcpress.ca/search/title_book.asp?BookID=299174521
Strengthening Communities Through Government and Social Economy Partnerships.
Author(s): Jorge Sousa, Michael Toye. (guest eds.).
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Canadian Pubic Policy
Volume: 40
Issue: s1
External Link: https://networks.h-net.org/node/27972/pdf
Building a Co-operative Community: The Conversion of Alexandra Park to Atkinson Housing Co-operative.
Author(s): Jorge Sousa
Publication Date: 2013
External Link: http://www.utppublishing.com/Building-a-Co-operative-Community-in-Public-Housing-The-Case-of-the-Atkinson-Housing-Co-operative.html
Leaving and Entering the Social Economy: Factors Associated with Convert Organizational Form.
Author(s): Jorge Sousa
Publication Date: 2012
External Link: http://www.utppublishing.com/Business-with-a-Difference-Balancing-the-Social-and-the-Economic.html
The Role of the Social Economy in Supporting, Challenging and Innovating Canadian Social Policy.
Author(s): Jorge Sousa, Stuart Wulff. (guest eds.)
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Canadian Review of Social Policy
Volume: 67
Issue: 2
External Link: http://crsp.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/crsp/issue/view/2009
A Co-operative Dilemma: Converting Organizational Form
Author(s): Sousa, Jorge and Herman, Roger.(eds.)
Publication Date: 2009
External Link: http://usaskstudies.coop/documents/books,-booklets,-proceedings/Co-operative%20Dilemma.pdf