Patrick Howard

Associate Professor

1 902 563 1300

Cape Breton University, Sydney, NS, B1P 6L2

patrick_howard@cbu.ca

Research Interests 

Teacher Education

Sustainability education

Phenomenology

Eco-criticism

Digital media

Assessment

Currently Teaching 

EDUC5129 Assessment in Science Education

EDUC6101 Fundamentals of Sustainability for Educators 

Profile

Dr. Patrick Howard joined the Department of Education in 2009. He began teaching in 1983 with Exploit's Valley RC School Board at St. Pius X High School in Baie Verte, NL. His middle and secondary school teaching career spanned 26 years. Dr. Howard has a Master of Teaching from Memorial University, a Graduate Diploma in Language Arts Teaching and a PhD in Secondary Education from the University of Alberta. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in literacy, assessment and sustainability education. He has a special interest and teaching focus is the intersection between literacy, both digital and traditional, ecology and place based pedagogies. 

Research and Scholarly Activity 

Dr. Patrick Howard's current research focuses on the work of the philosopher and phenomenologist Alphonso Lingis and his relevance to more deeply understand the experience of place based teaching and learning through greater attunement to lived experience. Her other ongoing scholarly writing and research focuses are on the experiences of digital and programming student"super users" in the public school system. 

Education

PhD

University of Alberta

M.Ed

Memorial University of Newfoundland

B.Ed

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Professional and Community Affiliations

Dr. Howard is co-editor of the journal Phenomenology & Practice  

He is advisor to the youth environmental group YEA! Youth for Environmental Awareness

RecentPublications

  1. BOOKS, CHAPTERS IN BOOKS, EXPOSITORY AND REVIEW ARTICLES

Howard, P. (forthcoming). Re-visioning Teacher Education for Sustainability in Atlantic Canada. Karrow, D. & DiGuiseppe, M. (Eds.). Canadian perspectives on initial teacher education in environmental education. CATE Publishers

2.  PAPERS IN REFEREED JOURNALS:

 FORTHCOMING:

 O’Brien, C. & Howard, P. (forthcoming). The Living School: The Emergence of a Transformative Sustainability Education Paradigm. Journal of Education for Sustainable Development.

PUBLISHED:

Howard, P. (2015). Digital Citizenship in the Afterschool Space: Implications for Education for Sustainable Development. Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability. 17, (1).

PUBLISHED:

Howard. P. (2014).  Affinity spaces and ecologies of practice: Digital composing processes of pre-service English teachers. Language and Literacy: A Canadian e-journal 16, (1).

3. PAPERS IN NONREFEREED JOURNALS

PUBLISHED:

Howard, P. (2015). Inspiring the bioregional imagination. Green Teacher. Fall. 

PUBLISHED:

Howard, P. (2015). Powerful Transformative Education Initiatives: Education for Sustainability by Other Names. Available. http://www.patrickhoward.ca/blog.php

PUBLISHED:

Howard, P. (2015). On Being Radical – Dismantling Education in the Service of Life. Available: http://www.patrickhoward.ca/blog.php

PUBLISHED:

Howard, P. (2014). Trapper Boy: A Teacher Resource. Sydney, NS: Cape Breton University Press.

4. BOOK REVIEWS

Howard, P. (forthcoming). A review of A. Lukenchuk (Ed). Paradigms of research in the 21st century: Perspectives and examples from practice. Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education .

Howard, P. (2013). A review of M. MacKenzie, P. Hart, H, Bai, B. Jickling. (Eds.)(2009). Fields of green: Restorying culture, environment and education. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.  Journal of Education for Sustainable Development. 6, (2)           

5. CONTRIBUTED (NON-INVITED PAPERS/ABSTRACTS) AT CONFERENCES           

The phenomenology of reader response: How literature works- poetry and the development of the moral imagination in children. International Human Sciences Research Conference  (IHRSC 2015), Trondheim, Norway, 11th – 14th of August 2015

Affinity spaces and ecologies of practice: Infusing new literacies into teacher education. World Social Science Forum. Montreal, Canada, 13th – 15th of October 2013.

“Everywhere you go always take the weather with you”: Phenomenology and the pedagogy of climate change education. International Human Sciences Research Conference (IHSRC 2013), Aalborg, Denmark, 13th – 16th of August 2013.

Understanding the digital composing processes of pre-service Language arts and literacy teachers.  7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED 2013), Valencia, Spain, 4th – 6th of March 2013.

Educating the Imagination: Bioregional literature for the values of sustainability.  Reorienting Teacher Education to Address Sustainability: 7th Biennial Meeting of the International Network of Teacher Education Institutions. York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 16th – 20th of May  2012

6. RESEARCH GRANT AND CONTRACT INFORMATION

Cape Breton University (2013). Research program grant. Teaching sustainably: Post secondary student experience of a paper-less classroom. - $3000.00

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (2011) – Digital composing processes of pre-service literacy teachers - $59,462.00