University of Calgary

Soroush Sabbaghan

  • Senior Instructor

Currently Teaching

 W2020 - EDUC 211 - Academic Writing in Education

Profile

Dr. Sabbaghan is a Senior Instructor at the Werklund School of education. He holds two PhDs, one in English Language Teaching and one in Curriculum and Learning with a focus on Mathematics Education. As a Senior Instructor, Dr. Sabbaghan has been the chief architect of the different initiatives such as the BComm Pathways to Business Program, the Diagnostic Assessment Tool for IFP students, and the 3+2 academic communication program. Dr. Sabbaghan has been teaching for more than 20 years. He teaches ELT and M4T related courses at the University of Calgary. 

Research & Scholarly Activity

Dr. Sabbaghan's research interests in ELT focus on asynchronous feedback and mathematics education he has focused on developing a mode teaching derived from a structured inquiry approach to teaching mathematics. His current focus is on how elementary level non-native speakers of English learn mathematics. 

Current Projects:

Education

PhD in Curriculum and Learning
University of Calgary

PhD in English Language Teaching
Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch

Master of Arts in English Language Teaching
Islamic Azad University, Tehran Central Branch

Bachelor of Science in Agronomy and Plant Breeding
University of Tehran

Professional & Community Affiliations

Currently, Dr. Sabbaghan is affiliated with the following national and international organizations.

  • International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
  • TESOL International Association

Selected Publications

Preciado-babb, P., Metz, M., Sabbaghan, S., & Davis, B. (2018). The role of continuous assessment and effective teacher response in engaging All Students. In M. Civil (Author) & R. Hunter, B. Herbel-Eisenmann, N. Planas, & D. Wagner (Eds.), Mathematical discourse that breaks barriers and creates space for marginalized learners(pp. 101-120). Rotterdam: Sense.

Sabbaghan, S. (2017). Enhancing student assessment through veedback. In A.P. Preciado Babb, L. Yeworiew, & S. Sabbaghan (Eds.) Selected Proceedings of the IDEAS Conference 2017: Leading Educational Change (pp. 93-103). Calgary, Canada: Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary.

Sabbaghan, S., Preciado Babb, P., Metz, M., Pinchbeck, G., Aljarrah, A., & Davis, B. (2016). Juxtaposing Mathematical Extensions with Cognitively Loaded Questions in the Mathematics Classroom. In M. Takeuchi, A.P. Preciado Babb, & J. Lock. IDEAS 2016: Designing for Innovation Selected Proceedings. Paper presented at IDEAS 2016: Designing for Innovation, Calgary, Canada (pg 213-223). Calgary, Canada: Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary.

Sabbaghan, S., & Maftoon, P. (2015). The affordances of screen capture technology for retrospective analysis of the writing process. International Journal of Research Studies in Educational Technology, 4(1).

Sabbaghan, S., Preciado Babb, P., Metz, M. & Davis, B. "Dynamic Responsive Pedagogy: Implications of Micro-Level Scaffolding" (2015). In Preciado Babb, P., Takeuchi, M., & Lock, J. (Eds.). Proceedings of the IDEAS: Designing Responsive Pedagogy Conference, pp. 198-207. Calgary, Canada: Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary.

Sabbaghan, S. "The Affordances of Variation Theory (New Phenomenography) in Enhancing EAL Students' Learning" (2015). In Preciado Babb, P., Takeuchi, M., & Lock, J. (Eds.). Proceedings of the IDEAS: Designing Responsive Pedagogy Conference, pp. 158-167. Calgary, Canada: Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary.

Sabbaghan, S. (2010). Iranian TEFL students' perceptions of plagiarism. Journal of English Language Studies, 1(4).

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