Podcast: Learning Transforms

Cortney and Ted in the studio.

Learning Transforms with Ted Riecken and Cortney Baldwin is a podcast on research, practices and inspiring people and subjects related to education. Coming to you from the Faculty of Education and the Association of Graduate Education Students (AGES).

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Sam Liu

Sam Liu’s research focuses on the effects of social media and digital technology on health and well-being. Liu believes social media and digital technology is a powerful tool, able to promote health and community.

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Onowa McIvor

McIvor recently received a federally-funded research grant working with 9 communities on Indigenous language revitalization. The project aims are to determine both language-specific and general tools for the continuation of Indigenous languages.

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Olav Krigolson

Krigolson, a neuroscientist from the School of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education at UVic, explores the decision-making process, and the latest brain imaging technology being used to monitor brain activity.

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Darlene Clover

Darlene Clover

Clover is revolutionizing the way students learn in museums by encouraging them to “hack” the spaces. Questioning the narratives presented by the museums betters our understanding of history, representation, and why this is important.

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Mike Irvine

Mike Irvine

Irvine’s educational live stream videos allow students the opportunity to interact with on-site experts in real time. He takes students on a virtual journey to the B.C. forest, streams, and the ocean.

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Donna McGuie-Richmond

Inclusive Education is increasingly the norm in Canadian schools. McGhie-Richmond encourages teachers to welcome and learn from the diversity in the classroom.

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David Blades

David Blades

Blades is changing how we teach science in schools. Beyond scientific facts; teachers need to relate their lessons to the students' roles as citizens and add beauty to science. "You need to connect it to life."

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Chaw-win-is

Chaw-win-is

Chaw-win-is discusses the process of indigenous resurgence. From why we do a territorial acknowledgment, to better understanding our history and trauma, and why indigenizing education is important.

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Tim Black

Black discusses how to change the culture of psychological injuries from one of perceived weakness to one where hard work is required, teamwork is valued and transformation is the goal.

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Your hosts

Ted Riecken

Ted Riecken has been a podcaster since 2004 when the medium first emerged. His show Islandpodcasting was one of the first podcasts from Vancouver Island and ran for five years with over 100 episodes. After working as a Director of Graduate Studies & Research, as an Associate Dean, and as the Dean for the Faculty of Education, he now teaches and does research as a professor for the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. He spends his spare time thinking about exciting ideas for podcasts and hanging out with his dog Watson.

Cortney Baldwin

Cortney Baldwin is a graduate student in Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies doing research on Reconciliation. She previously graduated in Canadian Studies, and in Development Studies. While she loves podcasts, this is her first time hosting one. Cortney's 20 years of customer service and journey through higher education gives her a unique and relatable perspective on many topics. In her time off, Cortney enjoys walking her dogs Bella and Tucker, spending time with loved ones, and daydreaming of all the animals she will rescue as she enjoys a glass of wine.