Galicia Blackman

Research Assistant, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Research Team

Galicia is a Master of Arts student in Educational Research, specializing in Curriculum and Learning. She has spent her teaching career committed to being in the classroom even while she has spent time behind the scenes in various administrative roles. She has taught Literature, English, and Communications Studies at secondary and post-secondary levels with a profound interest in how classroom experiences can incorporate alternative pedagogies, and popular culture. Her current research interests include cognitive development in adult learners, and strategies for re-orienting traditional pedagogical tools. She articulates her personal goal as a will to facilitate peaceful co-existences, promote tolerance, eliminate discrimination and prejudice through the healthy balance of diversity and individuality. She finds her career and personal goals inseparable as she is driven by to an imperative to promote literacy and the appreciation for the humanities.