Dr. Debra Harwood

Associate Professor (PhD), Department of Educational Studies

Available for Graduate Advisement

Dr. Debra Harwood, Faculty of Education, Brock University

St. Catharines, ON
Office: WH373
905 688 5550 x5873

  • EDUC 3P01: Theories of Teaching
  • EDUC 3P52: Early Childhood Education II
  • EDUC 4P04: Observation & Evaluation in the Early Years
  • EDUC 3P53: Research, Ethics and Care in ECE
  • EDUC 4F50: Thesis in ECE
  • EDUC 5P30:  Development, Learning, & Curriculum
  • Early childhood education
  • Curriculum and instruction in the early years
  • iPads & young learners
  • Nature based programs
  • Outdoor learning & pedagogies
  • Digital play

Book Chapter

DiCesare, D. M., Harwood, D., & Rowsell, J. (2016). It is real colouring? Mapping children’s im/material thinking in a digital world. In Lesley, M. & Guzzett, B. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on the Societal Impact of Digital Media (pp. 69-93). New York, NY: IGI Global.

Refereed Publications

Harwood, D. (2015). Crayons & iPads: Children’s meaning making in a digital world. An Leanbh Og (The Young Child) Journal, 9(1), 107-120.

Harwood, D., Bajovic, M., Woloshyn, V., Di Cesare, D. M., Lane, L., & Scott, K. (2015). Intersecting spaces in early childhood education: Inquiry-based pedagogy and tablets. The International Journal of Holistic Early Learning and Development, 1, 53-67.

Rowsell, J., & Harwood, D. (2015). “Let it Go”: Exploring the image of the child as a producer, consumer, and inventor. Theory into Practice Journal-Special Edition, 54(2), 136-146. DOI: 10.1080/00405841.2015.1010847

Harwood, D., & Copfer, S., (2015).  “You’re lunch pail is silly”: Children’s and teachers’ diverging perspectives on teasing. Journal of Research in Childhood Education 29(1), 26-41. DOI: 10.1080/02568543.2014.973126

Tukonic, S., & Harwood, D. (2015). The glass ceiling effect: Mediating influences on early years educators’ sense of professionalism. Canadian Children, 40(1), 36-54.