Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars Program

The Visiting Scholars Program enhances the range and quality of courses and programs offered during the Summer Session, by supporting efforts to bring prominent national and international scholars to the U of M.

Visiting Scholars in 2016

Dr. Robert Kelly

July 4 – 8, 2016

The Faculty of Education was pleased to host Dr. Robert Kelly as a 2016 Visiting Scholar to teach EDUB 5220 T02: Recent Development in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning 1: Creative Design Practice: An Introduction. Dr. Kelly is Coordinator of the Creative Development in Educational Practice and Design Thinking for Innovation Graduate Certificate Programs in the Werklund School of Education and an associate professor at the University of Calgary where he teaches creativity theory and practice, creative development, design thinking, social innovation, and curriculum theory and design. Dr. Kelly’s research is focused on the concept of creativity and its applications for educational practice. He is the author of Creative Expression, Creative Education and Education for Creativity: A Global Conversation with a third volume still to be published. Robert has received numerous awards for teaching excellence while teaching at the junior high and secondary level in public education as also at the post-secondary level.

Students solved collaborative creative tasks, including creating a life-sized African elephant out of a particular set of materials.

Dr. Carl Leggo

July 11 – 15, 2016

The Faculty of Education was pleased to host Dr. Carl Leggo as a 2016 Visiting Scholar to teach EDUB 5230 T04: Recent Development in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning 2: Creativity in Communication. Dr. Leggo has been a poet and a professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia since 1990. Dr. Leggo’s recent book is Sailing in a Concrete Boat: A Teacher’s Journey, narrating fictional stories of Caleb Robinson, a teacher in a Newfoundland town, in a sequence of short fictions and poetry. Dr. Leggo is Dr. Kelly’s co-author of Creative Expression, Creative Education and has taught for four years in the Creative Development in Educational Practice and Design Thinking for Innovation Graduate Certificate Programs in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. He has been nominated for a graduate teaching award at the University of Calgary. Committed to life writing as an innovative, creative, post-modern, collaborative process that involves ongoing review and preview in order to focus on the way is present in the now, Dr. Leggo is especially interested in how we tell the stories we tell. In all his writing, he is eager to promote living poetically as a way of being and becoming.

Dr. Lynn Lavallée

July 4 – July 15, 2016

The Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management was pleased to host Dr. Lynn Lavallée as a 2016 Visiting Scholar to teach PERS 4200 T10: Exploring Indigenous Wellness, Sport and Physical Activity. Dr. Lavallée is an Algonquin, Cree, and French scholar as well as an Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Undergraduate Program in Social Work at Ryerson University. Dr. Lavallée serves as the Chair of the Research Ethics Board at Ryerson University, and she holds PhD in Social Work and a Master’s in Community Health, both from the University of Toronto, as well as a BA in Psychology and Kinesiology from York University.