|Program||Bachelor of Early Learning Program Development (Honours)|
|Academic and Professional Designations|| Degrees:
|Areas of Expertise & Interest||Educational Theory/Philosophy/Policy|
|Industry Experience, Professional Currency Activities|| Several years teaching at elementary, college and univeristy levels.|
|Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications||COMMUNITY/SCHOOL RESEARCH
Early Learning Community-Based Research: Ideas Connect SSHRC Project
School of Health and Life Sciences and Community Services, Conestoga College
Worked with Project Leads: Salima Alam-Hafeez and Goranka Vukelich
The aim of the project/research is to work alongside community partners to determine, and provide support, to areas of need in the early learning sector in response to recent government/regulatory changes—municipally and provincially.
"Anxiously Supporting Minds: Examining Ontario's Mental Health Guide for K-12 Educators"
Forthcoming for CSSE Annual Conference 2018
University of Regina, Regina, May 30
"Emotional Generosity: Questions from Early Learning to Higher Education"
Presented at CSSE Annual Conference 2017
Ryerson University, Toronto, May 31
"What is Lost or Gained in a Shift to Online Learning?"
Accepted at CSSE Annual Conference 2015
University of Ottawa, Ottawa
"Phantasies in Education, Education in Phantasies: A Psychoanalytic Reading of Monsieur Lazhar"
Presented at CSSE Annual Conference 2013
University of Victoria, Victoria, June 4
"The Art of Speaking through "Intermediate Narrations:" Christian Boltanski and the (Im)Possibilities of Education"
Presented at CSSE Annual Conference 2012
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, May 28
"An Uncanny Insurrection: Debating Negativity in the Work of Kara Walker"
Presented at CACS Pre-Conference: Art in Times of Conflict: Curricular Explorations
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, May 26
"Kara Walker's Negative Education"
Presented at the 10th Annual Graduate Students in Education Conference 2011: The Experience of Learning
York University, Toronto, March 11
"Photos and Frames: Canadian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Relations"
Presented at the 8th Annual Graduate Conference in Education: New Directions: People, Passion and Pedagogy
York University, Toronto, May 8
"Discursivity and Trauma: Sharing in Residential School Trauma between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians"
Presented at the 4th Annual Trent-Carleton Graduate Student Conference: Canada: Who? Why? How?
Trent University, Peterborough, November 10
"Sex Education in Special Needs: Normalizing the Impaired or Impairing Normalization"
Presented at Humanities MA Practicum Colloquium
Laurentian University, Sudbury, April 19
PUBLICATIONSBourke, M. (2012). An Uncanny Insurrection: Debating Negativity in the Work of Kara Walker. Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies, 10(2), 120-134.
|Additional Information||Melanie has over 35 years of experience as an avid preschool player. She also excels at gardening despite her black thumb.|