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Teaching as Scholarship

Preparing Students for Professional Practice in Community Services

Jacqui Gingras, Pamela Robinson, Janice Waddell, and Linda D. Cooper, editors

Paper 200 pp.

ISBN13: 978-1-77112-143-9

Release Date: April 2016

Online discount: 25%

$34.99  $26.24


This book is about teaching for professional practice and explores ways to engage students in the classroom. It draws on the principles of rigorous scholarship and focuses on interactive learning between the class and the professor and among the students. Each contributor addresses the need to connect theory with community practice, deploying different methods in different contexts, and sharing scholarly reflections about how to improve the craft of teaching. The essays offer practical suggestions that allow readers to adapt and apply these ideas in their own classrooms to suit their particular contexts and share the outcomes of that process.

Jacqui Gingras is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Ryerson University. Her research involves theoretical and experiential explorations of health epistemology. Recent journal articles appear in Critical Public Health, Journal of Transformative Education, and Journal of Sociology. She is the founding editor of the Journal of Critical Dietetics.

Pamela Robinson is the graduate program director and an associate professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University, a registered professional planner (Ontario), and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. She continues to explore new pedagogic approaches to advance planners’ capacity to respond to urban sustainability challenges.

Janice Waddell is an associate dean in the Faculty of Community Services and an associate professor in the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing at Ryerson University. She has extensive undergraduate and graduate teaching experience and specializes in curriculum development focused on nursing education, leadership, faculty mentorship, and the impact of curriculum-based career planning and development on student and new graduate nurse career resilience.

Linda D. Cooper is a professor in the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing at Ryerson University. Her teaching emphasizes theoretical foundations of nursing practice and nursing knowledge development. She has been the recipient of several internal and external teaching awards.