Siobhán Wittig McPhee
University College Dublin, 2012, PhD
University of Sussex, MSc
Trinity College Dublin, MPhil
National University of Ireland Maynooth, BA
My role as an educator in the Educational Leadership Stream at UBC, is one of being a facilitator for students learning. I view my role as an academic and an educator to encourage students and to equip them with the tools they need for their success both academically and more broadly. My interdisciplinary background provides me with the capability to explore and deliver alternative and engaging approaches to knowledge acquisition in my role as a geography educator.
I work to develop alternative modes of delivery of Geography content, involving developing online tools, activities and experiential learning techniques. My areas of educational research include location-aware technologies, augmented reality, and alternative methods of knowledge mobilization, especially with application to the internationalization of pedagogy. My geography specific research focuses on experiential learning in the discipline, and to the use of interactive place-based digital storytelling as a means to generate empathy and engagement in social justice. As a teacher and researcher involved in geographical education I am responsive and resourceful in order to respond creatively to the changing nature of global processes and of international education.
McPhee, S. R. and M. Jerowsky. 2022. What is ‘blended learning’ and how can it benefit post-secondary students? The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/what-is-blended-learning-and-how-can-it-benefit-post-secondary-students-187971
McPhee, S.R. 2021. Advocating for a blended pedagogy as a shift to more holistic inclusive geography. Journal of Geography in Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/03098265.2021.1957802
Martin-Thomsen, T. C., Scagnetti, G. McPhee, S. R. Akenson, A. B. and D. Hagerman. 2021. The Scholarship of Critique and Power. Teaching & Learning Inquiry 9 (1): 279-293.
McPhee, S. R. 2022. What is ‘blended learning’ and how can it benefit post-secondary students? The Conversation.
France, D., LEE, R., Maclachlan, J. and S. R. McPHhee. 2020. Should you be using mobile technologies inteaching? Applying a pedagogical framework. Journal of Geography in Higher Education. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/03098265.2020.1773417
McPhee, S. 2020. Cultural learning preferences, blended learning, and the internationalization of curriculum. In Digital Experiences of International Students: Challenging Assumptions and Rethinking Engagement, edited by S. Chang, and C. Gomes, 106-127. London: Routledge.