Due to the nature of inquiry, my personal and professional learning has developed around a few key questions. This page contains my examinations of and reflections on these English and History classroom-based questions. They're a snapshot into my inquisitive mind, and I edit them iteratively to practice my academic writing.
"Curiosity and Critical Thinking: Educators' Experiences with Inquiry-Based Learning in the English Classroom"
The Master of Teaching Research Project (MTRP) is a qualitative thesis created to explore a topic in education we are passionate about. I focused on exploring a facet of education called "inquiry-based learning" and my findings can be read in the file posted here. I am continuing to add to and revise the literature review, and chose not to publish the paper on OISE's TSPACE to avoid publication issues in the future.
I became interested in the implications of time in literature during my years studying multicultural literature at Northeastern University. My thesis, "Nonlinear Time in American Literature: Language, Tradition, and Storytelling in Cisneros, Kingston, and Wideman," was completed as a Directed Study credit, under the mentorship of Professor Bonnie TuSmith.
How students address misconceptions is a crucial indicator of their critical thinking skills. In "Childhood Misconceptions," using my own experience of discovering the hoax of Santa, I reflect on the importance of questioning our assumptions and understanding of the world.