Narratives of Failure & Hope
In this episode, Dr. Pat Maher and Dr. Jessica Riddell introduce themselves and the Narratives of Failure and Hope project.
Dr. Jessica Riddell & Dr. Pat Maher
This episode expands upon the project outline. How it took shape before 2019, was funded by a 3M Canada SoLE grant in 2019 and how its deliverable was modified and delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This episode also puts Pat and Jessica in the “hot seat”, answering some of the same questions that future episode guests will respond to.
Dr. Joy mighty
In this episode, Jessica and Pat chat with the incomparable Dr. Joy Mighty. Joy is the former Associate Vice-President (Teaching and Learning) at Carleton University (Ottawa, ON, Canada), and former Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Queen’s University (Kingston, ON, Canada). She is also a former President of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE).
Dr. Jaqui Ala
Pat and Jessica now take these conversations to the southern hemisphere and discuss failure and hope with award-winning educator Jacqueline De Matos Ala of the University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa). Jaqui is an Associate Professor of International Relations who has written on large class pedagogy, making the invisible, visible and much more.
Dr. Fiona Rawle
Moving north again for this episode, Jessica and Pat discuss failure and hope with Fiona Rawle of the University of Toronto – Mississauga (Mississauga, ON, Canada). Fiona has won a number of teaching awards, including the prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship announced just days after this conversation was recorded. Fiona also leads the Failure: Learning in Progress (FLIP) project.
Dr. Duncan cross
Crossing the Atlantic, Pat and Jessica meet up with Duncan Cross, Head of the School of Education at the University of Sunderland (Sunderland, UK). Duncan is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy as well as a National Teaching Fellow. Duncan has held a variety of roles at the University of Bolton, the NHS, and within the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL).
Dr. Birgitte Madelung
We stay in Europe for this episode as Jessica and Pat chat with Birgitte Madelung, Head of the unit charged with Academic Development at Roskilde University (Roskilde, Denmark). At the time of our discussion, Birgitte was an educational developer at Southern Denmark University.
Dr. Andy Martin
In this episode, we head south, way south, to New Zealand and have a free-flowing conversation with Andy Martin. Andy is a Professor in Sport and Physical Education at Massey University (Palmerston North, New Zealand). He has won a variety of teaching awards, including the prestigious Aka Aotearoa Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards. He is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK and his research covers topics as diverse as the Czech concept of dramaturgy, the organizational culture of the All Blacks and the development potential of Outward Bound.
Dr. Billy Strean
Our final conversation returns to Canada, specifically the West Coast, where Pat and Jessica entre into discussion with Billy Strean; a Professor from the University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB, Canada), recently retired to Victoria, BC. Billy is the recipient of a 3M National Teaching Fellowship (2011) and is well known for his gregarious approach to learning – particularly his adventures in joy which incorporate laughter and yoga.
This episode draws the series to a close. Jessica and Pat say thank you to all the thought partners we were able to chat with, all the funding partners for their financial support, and all of you for watching!