Curriculum Vitae

Education

PhD, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada Literacy Education

MA,  University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada Literacy Education

Diploma, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada Language and Literacy Education

PDP, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada Professional Development Program, Teacher’s Education

Bachelor of Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada Psychology

Scholarly and Professional Activities

Publications

Davidson, S. F., & Davidson, R. (in press). Potlatch as Pedagogy: Learning through ceremony. Winnipeg, MB: Highwater Press.

Davidson, S. F. (in press). Storywork ethics: Using the Storywork framework to guide ethical practices in educational research. In J. Archibald, J. Morgan, & J. De Santolo (Eds.). Indigenous Storywork as decolonising research methodology.

Davidson, S. F. (in press). Responding aesthetically: Using artistic expression and dialogical reflection to transform adversity. In E. Lyle (Ed.). The negotiated self: Employing reflexive inquiry to explore teacher identity.

Davidson, S. F., Tait, L., & Searcy, N. (in press). Honouring Indigenous ways of knowing. In F. Brownlie, L. Schnellert, & S. Moore (Eds.). It’s all about thinking: Rethinking secondary schools. Winnipeg, MB: Portage & Main Press.

Hare, J., & Davidson, S. F. (forthcoming). Learning from Indigenous Knowledge in Education. In D. Long & G. Starblanket, (Eds.), Visions of the heart: Canadian Aboriginal Issues, 5thEdition. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Davidson, S.F. & Davidson, R. (2016). Make your mind strong: My father’s insights into academic success. Canadian Journal of Education, 39(2), 1-21.

Davidson, S.F. (2015). Where waters meet: Merging the strengths of Aboriginal and mainstream educational practices to improve student experiences. English Practice, 57(1), 9-16.

Hare, J., & Davidson, S.F. (2015). Learning from Indigenous Knowledge in Education. In D. Long & O.P. Dickason, (Eds.), Visions of the heart: Canadian Aboriginal Issues, 4th Edition (pp. 241-262). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

LeBlanc, N., Davidson, S.F., Ryu, J., & Irwin, R.L. (2015). Becoming through A/r/tography, autobiography and stories in motion. International Journal of Education through Art, 11(3), 355-374.

Davidson, S.F. (2014). Prove them wrong: Why Aboriginal content matters. English Practice, 56(1), 7-9.

van Uchelen, C.P., Davidson, S.F., Quressette, S.V., Brasfield, C.R., & Demerais, L.H. (1997). What makes us strong: Urban Aboriginal perspectives on wellness and strength. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 16(2), 37-50.

Selected Presentations

Davidson, S. F. (2018). Potlatch as Pedagogy: The role of history, protocol, and contribution in education and the redistribution of knowledge. Presented at Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Regina, SK.

Davidson, S. F. (2018). Holistic engagement with story: Respectful Inclusion of Traditional Indigenous Stories in the K-12 Classroom. Presented poster at Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Regina, SK.

Davidson, S.F. (2018). Integrating Indigenous content into the British Columbia Curriculum: The successes and challenges. Policy Spotlight Seminar, Simon Fraser University, School of Public Policy, Vancouver, BC.

Davidson, S.F. (2018). The treasures we kept: Sharing our songs and stories with our children. Keynote Presentation for Haida Gwaii Early Learning Forum, Skidegate, BC.

Davidson, S.F. (2018). Sharing stories: Using Indigenous stories in the English Language Arts classroom. Presented at School District 42 (Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows) Professional Development Day, Maple Ridge, BC.

Davidson, S.F. (2017). Learning together: Building community with Indigenous students. Presented at hile’kw 2017: Faculty of Communications, Art and Technology Welcome, Simon Fraser University, Surrey, BC.

Davidson, S.F. (2017). Stories as pedagogy: Learning to teach from story. Presented at the Indigenizing the K-12 Curriculum Symposium, Simon Fraser University, Surrey, BC.

Davidson, S.F. English 10 First Peoples: One school’s journey with mandating Indigenous content. Presented at Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Toronto, ON.

Davidson, S.F. (2017). The Dogfish Mother Methodology: Using Indigenous Methodologies and Metaphor to Strengthen Educational Research. Presented poster at Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Toronto, ON.

Bridge, C., & Davidson, S.F., (2017). Exploring themes of Reconciliation through Indigenous Art. Presented at  Investigating Our Practices, 2017, Vancouver, BC.

Davidson, S.F. (2016) Following the Song of q’aad ‘aaw (the Dogfish Mother): Explorations of the Role of Identity and Narratives in the Lives of Adolescents. Presented at Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Calgary, AB.

Davidson, S.F. (2016) Make your mind strong: My father’s insights into academic success. Presented at the Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium, Vancouver, BC.

Davidson, S.F. & Cail, A. (2015) Creating a place: A writing workshop for teachers. Presentation at BCTELA Conference, Richmond, BC.

Davidson, S.F. (2015) Stories on the page: Supporting adolescents to engage with writing. Presentation at the UBC Aboriginal Literacy K-12 Symposium, Vancouver, BC (via Skype)

Davidson, S.F. (2015). Responding aesthetically: The use of artistic expression and dialogical reflection to transform adversity. Presented at Provoking Curriculum Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Davidson, S.F. (2014). Connections through stories: Using personal narratives in the classroom. Presentation at the UBC Aboriginal Math Symposium, Vancouver, BC.

Davidson, S.F. (2011). Supporting adolescents who struggle with literacy. Workshop presented at Yukon Teachers’ Association Conference: What do we stand for in the 21st Century?, 2011, Whitehorse, YT

Awards

  • Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies Dissertation Award
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship
  • Faculty of Education Graduate Research Grant
  • Joseph Katz Memorial Scholarship
  • Harry E. Taylor Canadian Indigenous Graduate Prize in Education
  • Aboriginal PhD Scholarship
  • Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship
  • Language & Literacy Education Department Award for Best MA Thesis
  • Faculty of Education Graduate Student Research Grant
  • Gladys C. Crawford First Nations Scholarship
  • Faculty of Education Graduate Student Mentorship Grant
  • Skeena Native Development Society Award

Employment History

Educator

  • The University of the Fraser Valley, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education Department
  • The University of British Columbia, Sessional Instructor, Language & Literacy Education in Teacher Education
  • The University of British Columbia, 12-month lecturer, Indigenous Education in Teacher Education
  • University, supervised teacher candidate practicums
  • The University of British Columbia, taught EDUC 440 (Aboriginal Education in Canada)
  • Secondary School, taught English 10 First Peoples; Learning Strategies (Math & Literacy Support); Language Strategies (Literacy Support)10, 11; Social Studies 8 (regular and adapted/modified), Social Studies 9; English 8 Fundamentals, English 9 (regular and Fundamentals), English 10, Communications 11/12; Career and Personal Planning 11/12; Essentials of Math 10, 11
  • Adult Learning Centre, taught various courses for the adult and full Dogwood graduation programs to adult and high school learners.
  • College, taught Math and English for the Career and College Prep component of the Essential Skills for Work Program for adult learners and for other adults wishing to upgrade.
  • Elementary School, taught grade seven: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, PE, French, and Art.

Teaching Assistant

  • The University of British Columbia, assisted with the delivery of the UBC MOOC Reconciliation through Indigenous Education, assisted with the instruction and assessment of the course EDUC 440 (Aboriginal Education in Canada)

Research

  • Research Associate, Department of Language and Literacy, The University of British Columbia, Indigenous Storybooks Canada
  • Researcher, Dogwood 25
  • Research Assistant, UBC MOOC Reconciliation through Indigenous Education
  • Research Assistant, Gender and Literacy Study, exploring questions of gender, identity, and literacy
  • Research Assistant, Research and Teaching in Aboriginal teacher education
  • Research Assistant, Aboriginal Strengths Project
  • Research Assistant, Aboriginal [Health] Resources Directory
  • Research Assistant, Aboriginal Population Estimate

Certificates

British Columbia College of Teachers, Certified Teacher

Yukon Department of Education, Certified Teacher

Professional Service

  • Program Co-Chair, Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies (CACS)
  • Member of BCTELA Executive
  • Co-Editor for English Practice (BCTELA Publication)
  • Past Coordinator for the Young Authors’ Conference
  • Past Member of the School Growth Plan Committe
  • Past member of Steering Committee for Literacy
  • Past member of School Planning Council
  • Past member of the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement Committee
  • Past member of the District Literacy/Numeracy Committee
  • Past member of the District Positive Behaviour Intervention Committee
  • Past member of the District French Committee
  • Past member of the District Art Fair Committee