Dr. H. Douglas Sewell
Associate Professor (Teaching)
Werklund School of Education, Specialization, Adult Learning
Ph.D. Education, University of Leeds, 2013
M.A. Teaching English as a Second Language, University of Birmingham, 2006
B.Sc. Biology, University of British Columbia, 1998
Dr. Sewell was born and grew up in Vancouver BC. He completed his BSc in Biology at the University of British Columbia and then went to South Korea to teach English for one year. Seventeen years later after also having lived in China, Dubai and the UK, he returned to Canada to teach at the University of Calgary.
Areas of Research
Dr. Sewell is interested in how students develop and adapt their approaches towards their studies to become more successful learners. This research includes investigating aspects such as learner autonomy, motivation, and Self-Regulation of Learning (SRL) processes. Such SRL processes can include ones such as goal setting, self-monitoring, self-evaluations, attributions and strategic adaptation.
With a background in language teaching, Dr. Sewell also has a research interest in language assessment and specifically how such assessments can be designed to promote more effective approaches to language learning.
- Academic and Intellectual Engagement
- English as an Additional Language (EAL)
- Post-secondary Student Learning and Development
- Teacher Education
- Language Assessment
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