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.
FRANCE, D., LEE, R., MACLACHLAN, J. and MCPHEE, S. R. 2020 ‘Should you be using mobile technologies inteaching? Applying a pedagogical framework’ Journal of Geography in Higher Education https://doi.org/10.1080/03098265.2020.1773417
MCPHEE, S. and PRZEDPELSKA, S. 2018 ‘Experiential learning, community engagement, and student experience: Undergraduate field school course in rural British Columbia’ The Canadian Geographer/Le Géographe canadien 62(3), 372-383 https://doi.org/10.1111/cag.12436
MCPHEE, S. and PICKREN, G. 2017 ‘Blended learning with international students: a multiliteracies approach’ Journal of Geography in Higher Education 41(3), 418-433 https://doi.org/10.1080/03098265.2017.1331208
BUCKLEY, M., MCPHEE, S. and ROGALY, B. 2017 ‘Labour geographies on the move: Migration, migrant status and work in the 21st century’ Geoforum 78(January 2017), 153-158 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2016.09.012
MCPHEE, S. 2016 ‘“Finding their way”: the negotiation of the city by low-skilled service sector migrant workers in Dublin’ Urban Geography 37(3), 396-415 https://doi.org/10.1080/02723638.2015.1101875