University of Calgary

Jackie Seidel

  • Associate Professor
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Dr. Jackie Seidel joined the Faculty of Education in 2008 and was the Director of Field Experience Curriculum from 2011-2013. She began teaching in 1991 with the Calgary Board of Education. She has an MA from the University of British Columbia in Language and Literacy Education (1999), and a PhD from the Department of Secondary Education at the University of Alberta (2007). 

Research & Scholarly Activity



University of Alberta

University of British Columbia

University of Calgary

Professional & Community Affiliations


  • Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education


Seidel, J. & Jardine, D.W. (in press). The ecological heart of teaching: Radical tales of refuge and renewal for classrooms and community. New York, NY: Peter Lang. 

Seidel, J. (in press). Curriculum lessons from ecopsychology. In jagodzinski, j., (Ed.), The Precarious Future of Education. New York, NYPalgrave Macmillan.

Seidel, J. (in press). Poetic inquiry as unknowing. In Butler-Kisber, L., Guiney Yallop, J.J., Steward, M., & Wiebe, S. (Eds.), Resonance: Poetic Inquiries of Reflection and Renewal. 

Seidel, J., & Hill, L. (2015). Thinking together: A duoethnographic inquiry into the implementation of a field experience curriculum. In Education.

Seidel, J., & Jardine, D. W. (2014). Ecological pedagogy, Buddhist pedagogy, hermeneutic pedagogy: Experiments in a curriculum for miracles. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Seidel, J. (2014). Meditations on contemplative pedagogy as sanctuary. Journal of Contemplative Inquiry, 1(1). 141-147

Jubas, K., & Seidel, J. (2014). Knitting as metaphor for work: An institutional autoethnography to surface tensions of visibility and invisibility in the neoliberal academy.  Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. doi: 10.1177/0891241614550200

Seidel, J (2012). A curriculum for miracles. In Chambers, C., Hasebe-Ludt, E., Leggo, C. & Sinner, A., eds. A Heart of Wisdom: Life Writing as Empathetic Inquiry. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Seidel, J & Jardine, D. (2012). Wabi Sabi and the pedagogical countenance of names. In N. Ng-a-Fook & J. Rottmann, J. (Eds.), Reconsidering Canadian curriculum studies: Provoking historical, present, and future perspectives. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Seidel, J. (in press). The paperwhite’s lesson plan. Undivided: The Online Journal of Nonduality and Psychology.

Seidel, J. & Rokne, A. (2011). Picture books for engaging peace and social justice with children. Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 5(4), 245-259.

Seidel, J. (2011). The real magic of Harry Potter. Alberta Voices, 9(2), 5-10.


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