PhD - Curriculum and Learning
PhD - English Language Teaching
MA - English Language Teaching
BSc - Agronomy and Plant Breeding
Research and Scholarly Activity
- Mathematics education
- Teacher education
- Bilingual/second language education
- Applied linguistics
- English for academic purposes (EAP) curriculum design
- English for academic purposes (EAP) teaching
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.
- Math Minds Initiative - Researcher
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.
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
- 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).