University of Calgary

Patricia (Gail) Jardine

  • Associate Professor Emerita of Education

Profile

Dr. Gail Jardine began her teaching career an early childhood educator in Ontario. From 1987 until 2000, she was a stay-at-home Mother and graduate student at the University of Calgary. Dr. Jardine currently teaches courses in Environmental Education, Curriculum Planning and Teaching across the Alberta Elementary Program of Studies, and is frequently a Practicum Advisor. Dr. Jardine is the Editor of the Alberta Teachers Association Journal, One World in Dialogue. Dr. Jardine is also the elected Chair of the Curriculum and Learning Educational Study Area in the Faculty and coordinates an Early Childhood Education Certificate and the Bridge to Teaching Program for Foreign-prepared teachers.

Research & Scholarly Activity

Dr. Gail Jardine is an associate professor whose research interests include Environmental Education and Ethics, Ecological Teaching, Teaching and Curriculum Development in Social Studies, and Teacher Education, in particularly the Education of foreign-qualified teachers in Alberta.

Current Projects:

Dr. Jardine currently has a book contract with Sense Publishers to submit a manuscript entitled, When Education Reflects Earth: A Teacher’s Journey to Ecological Teaching.

Dr. Gail Jardine regularly presents at the Alberta Teachers Association Social Studies Provincial Conference and at the EECOM (The Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication) and and is a frequent presenter at WestCAST.

Education

PhD
University of Calgary

MSc
University of Calgary

BA
University of Guelph

BEd
University of Toronto

BA
McMaster University

Professional & Community Affiliations

Editor of the peer-reviewed journal, One World in Dialogue, and member of the Council’s Provincial Executive Committee. Alberta Teachers’ Association Social Studies Council

Member. EECOM - The Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication

Publications

Jardine, Gail (2009). Can Picture Books Help Children Re-imagine their Relationship with Earth? Early Childhood Education Council Journal, Volume 39, Issue 1, August. (Peer-Reviewed).

P.G. Jardine (2008). Encouraging Cross-cultural Conversations in the Classroom. Invited article in Field Notes: MT Program Newsletter. Spring, 8-9.

Jardine, Gail. (2008). WebQuests and Knowledge of Others: Motivating Students to Undertake Extended Research One World, Volume 41, Issue 2, 27-32.

Jardine, Gail McNicol. (2007). Foucault e Educacao. Mangualde, Portugal: Edicoes Pedago, Lda.

Jardine, Gail McNicol. (2005). Foucault and Education. New York: Peter Lang Press.

Awards

  • Reverend Dr. Chief John Snow Sr. Award for Distinguished Academic Instruction and Support to Aboriginal Students at the University of Calgary. Awarded June 2005 by the First Nations Students Association and the Native Centre, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.

Media Work

  • In January 2007, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Canada’s Governor General, visited the graduates and instructors of the Faculty of Education’s Master of Teaching, Siksika Option.
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