University of Calgary

Dianne Dodsworth

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Sessional Instructor

Profile

Dr. Dianne Joyce Dodsworth was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, graduated from Dalhousie University [B.A; BEd], taught elementary and junior high school in Nova Scotia, was named Nova Scotia Teacher of the Year, headed the two year CUSO funded Nova Scotia Global Education Project, was chair of the Nova Scotia annual Teacher as Researcher conference, worked closely with Nancie Atwell, James Britton, and Douglas Barnes on holistic and authentic approaches to literacy. Presented locally, nationally and internationally on topics of elementary curriculum. She completed two Masters of Education Degrees [Literacy, Mount Saint Vincent University, [Administration, Acadia University] and completed her PhD in Mathematics Education [University of Alberta, 1998]. Her teaching interests include undergraduate courses in STEM, Design Thinking, Elementary English Language Arts and Humanities, Mathematics and Science and Field Experience. Her graduate teaching focuses on Leadership Research.

 

 

Career History

 

2020 – Present, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary

 

 

 

2017 – 2019, Full time Academic Instructor, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary

 

1993 - 2017, 2019 – Present, Sessional Instructor, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary

 

2016 – 2017, Course Developer and Instructor, China Scholarship Council Program; Research and Implications for Exceptional Teaching in Post-Secondary: What Makes a Great Post -Secondary Teacher?

 

2008 – 2010, Adjunct Associate Professor, Interim Program Director, Saint Mary’s University College, Calgary

 

2006 – Present, Principle, Good to Go D. Dodsworth Educational Consulting

 

2006 – Present, Principle, Small Talk Writing and Photography

 

1998 – 2006, Director of Education, Alberta Real Estate Association

 

1996-1998, Course Developer and Instructor [face to face and distance]: Supporting Mathematics Instruction for Teacher Assistants.  

 

1993 – 1994, Instructor, University of Alberta

 

1992 – 1993, Professor, Acadia University Faculty of Education, Wolfville, NS

 

Pre – 1992: Teacher, Wolfville N.S Junior High School; Kentville N.S. Elementary School, Halifax N.S. City Schools/Provincial Coordinator CUSO Global Education Project [2 years]

 

Research & Scholarly Activity

Dr. Dodsworth’s scholarly interests are in the areas of mathematical identity of pre-service teachers, impact of STEM and Design courses on the practice of pre-service teachers, the influence of presenting routine mathematical problems into inquiry teaching, early childhood experiences of mathematics, and the partner teacher- student teacher relationship.

Current Projects:

  • Impacting Prospective Elementary School Teachers’ Mathematical Identity Through A STEM Course
  • What If? Teachers’ Stories Of The Relationship Between A Design Thinking Course And Field Experience Teaching
  • Exploring The Personal: A Study Of The Personal Relationship Between Student Teacher And Partner Teacher And Its Effect On The Field Experience
  • Rising To The Challenge: Enacting STEM In A Grade 1 Pre-Service Teacher’s Classroom

 

 

 

 

 

Year

Role

Project Title

2017 – Present

[ongoing]

Principal Investigator

Impacting Prospective Elementary School Teachers’ Mathematical Identity Through a Stem Course Phase 1

Phase 2 includes plans for funding

2018 – Present [ongoing]

Principal Investigator

The Impact of the Personal and Relational Dimension of the Partner Teacher-Student Teacher Dyad on Field Experience Outcomes

2019 – Present [ongoing]

Principal Investigator

Design Based Thinking and the Shaping and Reshaping of Student Teacher Pedagogy and Practice

2019- Present

[ongoing]

Principal Investigator

Building an Understanding of Engineering in STEM and Pedagogy in Engineering Instruction  through Inter-Faculty Collaboration

 

 

 

Education

PHD
University of Alberta

MEd
Mount Saint Vincent University

MEd
Acadia University

BEd
Dalhousie University

BA
Dalhousie University

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • CSSE/SCEE Canadian Society for the Study of Education
  • AERA American Educational Research Association
  • NCTM National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Alberta Writers Guild
  • Stephen Lewis Grandmothers National Association
  • Wellspring Calgary

Publications

 

Current Publications

 

Books

 

Dodsworth, D. (1998) Routine Mathematical Problems and Mathematical Inquiry in an Elementary Classroom: Tensions and Struggles, Doctoral Thesis. Retrieved from

 

 http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/s4/f2/dsk1/tape7/PQDD_0032/NQ46832.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journals and Articles

 

 

 

D. Dodsworth, Quirante, A., Walsh, D., The Great STEM Race: Developing 21st Century Skills through a STEM Inquiry-based Unit of Study. Education Canada, May 2019.

 

 

 

Latremouille, J., Grant, K., Kalu, F., Dodsworth, D., Knowlton, Cockett, P., Mitchell- Pellett, M. A., Paul, J., Reimagining Teacher Education through Design Thinking Principles: Curriculum in the Key of Life, Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies, Volume 13, No. 1 2015.

 

 

 

Refereed Conference Abstracts

 

 

 

Chapman, O., Dodsworth, D., Prospective Elementary Mathematics Teachers’ Perspective of Changes in Their Identity Through A Stem Course. Submitted to the American Educational Research Association, April 2019.

 

 

 

Refereed Conference Panel

 

 

 

Burns, A., Delanoy, N., Dodsworth, D., Markides, J., McNeilly, E., Mueller, K., Parsons, D., & Turner, J.  Supporting field experience instructors: The role of online educational development opportunities. Panel presented at the annual meeting of theCanadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE/CATE) Regina, SK., May 2018.

 

 

 

Refereed Conference Presentations

 

 

 

Francis, K., Bolger, P., Chapman O., Dodsworth, D., Harter, C., Babb, P., Rothschuh, S., Thomas, C., Turner, J. Strategies for Effective Group Work and Knowledge Building in Experiential STEM Learning. Presentation at the Learning Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching Exploring Experiential Learning, April 26, 2019

 

 

 

Chapman, O., Dodsworth, D., Prospective Elementary Mathematics Teachers’ Perspective Of Changes In Their Identity Through A Stem Course. Presentation at the American Educational Research Conference, April 4, 2019, Toronto, ON

 

 

 

Dodsworth, D., Marek, M., McKinnon, D., Olivito-Veltri, C., Perratt, F., Tran, J., Wall, P.  Design-based Thinking and the Reshaping of Student Teacher Pedagogy and Practice. Presentation at WESTCAST, February 21, 2019, Calgary, AB.

 

 

 

D. Dodsworth, Quirante, A., Walsh, D. The Great STEM Race: Developing 21st Century Skills through a STEM Inquiry-based Unit of Study. Presentation at WESTCAST, February 21, 2019, Calgary, AB.

 

 

 

Dodsworth, D., & Turner, J.  Thinking and Designing the World Together: Re-thinking Rational and Experiential Ways of Teaching and Learning. Presentation at The Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE/CATE), May 29, 2018, Regina, SK.

 

Francis, K., Alonso Yáñez, G., Chapman, O., Cherkowski, G., Dodsworth, D., Friesen, S., Gereluk, D., Knowlton Cockett, P., Preciado Babb, A. P., Shanahan, M C., Takeuchi, M., Thomas, C., & Turner, J. Forming and transforming STEM teacher education. A follow up to Pioneering STEM education. Presentation at the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Global Engineering Conference, April 18, 2018, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

 

 

 

Dodsworth. D., Mitchell-Pellett, M. A. & Turner, J. Thinking the World Together: Integrating Ways of Knowing, Teaching and Learning in a Pre-Service Teacher Education. Presentation at theHawaii International Conference on Education.January 4, 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

 

 

 

Francis, K., Friesen, S., Gereluk, D., Preciado Babb,A P., Sengupta, P., Alonso-Yanez, G., D’Amour, L., Takeuchi, M., Dodsworth, D., Cherkowski, G., Turner, J., Mitchell-Pellett,M-A., Knowlton-Cockett, P. &  Last, S. Collaboratively designing and implementing a STEM Education course.  Presentation at The Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference (CSSE/CATE), June, 2016, Calgary, AB

 

 

 

Pre 1992: Dodsworth, D. Published in refereed and reviewed publications and presented at conferences on the topics of Literacy, Curriculum, Parents as Partners in Schools, Children as Writers, Global Education [Details upon request]

 

 

 

 

 

Refereed Conference Submissions and Acceptances

 

Chapman, O., Dodsworth, D., Prospective Elementary Mathematics Teachers’ Perspective Of Changes In Their Identity Through A Stem Course. Submitted to and accepted for the Psychology Of Mathematics Education [Pme_Na] Conference, St. Louis , November 2019.

 

Workshops and Other Presentations

 

 

 

Dodsworth, D., STEM Workshop, Visiting Teaching Across Boarders [TAB] Students,

 

2017, 2018, 2019

 

 

 

Invited Speaker

 

Dodsworth, D. Using Learning Spaces for Collaboration. Presented at the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, University of Calgary, 2018

 

 

 

Dodsworth, D., Elementary Science and Children’s Literature: EDUC535 Specialization II 2015 – 2019

 

 

 

Awards

 

Awards and Scholarships

 

 

 

Year

Organization

Award

1999

Teaching Excellence Award, University of Calgary 

Honorable Mention

2001

Great Teachers at the University of Calgary

 

Award

1998

Highest Academic Standing Award, Faculty of Graduate Education, University of Alberta

Scholarship and Award

1990

Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Education, Government of  Nova Scotia

Award

 

 

 

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