Professor Profiles

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Bonnie Watt, PhD

Professor, Director of the Centre for Research for Teacher Education and Development

Education

Secondary Education

About Me

Dr. Bonnie Watt is a faculty member involved in the Career and Technology Studies (CTS) area for the Secondary Education Department. Her research interests include CTS program development, curriculum, pedagogy, and teacher education; youth and adult school to work/school transitions; dual credit; apprenticeships; and policies related to education, training, and work. Dr. Watt is currently working on research projects that critically: a) examines school to work transitions by means of secondary school apprenticeships, b) explores high school apprenticeship by comparing factors influencing the effectiveness of programs, c) investigates the strengths and weaknesses of different models of apprenticeship, d) assesses practices about CTS teacher recruitment, retention, and education; d) studies the restructuring of the CTS program of studies, which informs the design, content, and delivery of CTS teacher education programs; and e) analyses how the restructured CTS program of studies might advance young people’s connections between high school (e.g., off-campus education programs and other subject areas), post-secondary education, and paid work.

Students who are interested in pursuing graduate research in the areas of CTS program development, curriculum, pedagogy, and teacher education; youth and adult school to work/school transitions; dual credit; apprenticeships; and policies related to education, training, and work are welcome to contact Bonnie at bwatt@ualberta.ca.


Research

Selected Research Studies

2012 to 2019 Pre-service teachers: How do they transition their embodied content knowledge and vague pedagogical knowledge to transparent pedagogical content knowledge? Principal investigator: Bonnie Watt-Malcolm, University of Alberta. Funded by Department of Secondary Education Teacher Education Research Grant (TERG).

2009 to 2016 Career and Technology Studies (CTS): Teacher recruitment, retention, and education. Principal investigator: Bonnie Watt-Malcolm, University of Alberta. Funded by Alberta Education, University of Alberta Faculty of Education Killam Research Fund and Roger S. Smith Undergraduate Student Award (2009 and 2010), and Alberta Teachers’ Association AACES grant.

2013 to 2014 Is the math sufficient? Aging workforce ad the future labour market in Canada. Principal investigator: Susan McDaniel, University of Lethbridge and Co-Investigators: Lloyd Wong, University of Calgary and Bonnie Watt-Malcolm, University of Alberta. Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Knowledge Synthesis Grant.

Teaching

Courses Taught
EDSE 602 Advanced Level Guided Individual Study in Secondary Education: Drawing Enhance Learning & Observation Skill
EDSE 512 Research Project in Secondary Education
EDSE 510 Research Methods in Secondary Education
EDSE 502 Advanced Level Guided Individual Study in Secondary Education: Alberta-Finland Partnership
EDSE 502 Advanced Level Guided Individual Study in Secondary Education: 21st Century Learning & ICT in the Curriculum.
EDSE 502 Advanced Level Guided Individual Study in Secondary Education: Learning and Teaching in Industrial Arts.
EDSE 502 Advanced Level Guided Individual Study in Secondary Education: Musical Instrument Making in CTE (Career and Technology Education).
EDSE 502 Advanced Level Guided Individual Study in Secondary Education: Junior High CTS (Career and Technology Studies): Past, present and future.
EDSE 501 CTS/Vocational Education: World of Work
EDSE 501 CTS/Vocational Education: Curriculum & Instruction & Assessment
EDSE 501 CTS/Vocational Education: Politics of Curriculum
EDCT 500 Design Studies I Technical Drawing and Introduction to AutoCAD
EDSE 495 Curriculum and Teaching in Secondary School Career Education
EDSE 493/494 Curriculum and Teaching in Secondary School Career and Technology Studies: Resources I and Resources II
EDSE 488/489 Curriculum and Teaching in Secondary School Career and Technology Studies: Technology Education I and Technology Education II
EDSE 451 Integrating Theory and Classroom Practice in the Advanced Professional Term (i.e., for CTS Technology Education, Human Ecology, and Resources subject areas)
EDSE 433 Curriculum and Teaching in Secondary School Career and Technology Studies: Human Ecology II
EDSE 417 Curriculum and Teaching in Secondary School Career and Technology Studies: Technology Education I and Technology Education II
EDSE 402 Guided Individual Study in Secondary Education: CTS Construction Tech, Tiny House Movement
EDSE 402 Guided Individual Study in Secondary Education: Documentary: Bachelor of Education program and student life at the University of Alberta
EDSE 401 CTS/Vocational Education: World of Work
EDSE 401 CTS/Vocational Education: Curriculum & Instruction & Assessment
EDSE 401 CTS/Vocational Education: Politics of Curriculum
EDCT 400 Design Studies I Technical Drawing and Introduction to AutoCAD
EDCT 400 Junior High Human Sciences
EDSE 333 Curriculum and Instruction for Secondary School Health Minors