Professor (PhD), Department of Educational Studies
Full Advisement Load: Contact for Availability for Graduate Advisement
Dr. Susan Drake is interested in global educational reform and curriculum innovation. She is fascinated by what education looks like in the 21st Century from K to 16. Her research has been centred around the seamless connections among curriculum, instruction and assessment. In particular, she has investigated integrated curriculum and its implementation in a wide variety of contexts. Another facet of her work is narrative research. She believes that humans make meaning through storytelling. For her, we can work with story for personal and professional transformation.
- Effectiveness of integrated and interdisciplinary curriculum
- 21st competencies and the new literacies
- 21st Century education from a global perspective
- The power of story for personal and professional transformation
- The Story Model and Concentric storying.
- Narrative, development and lifelong learning
Drake, S.M., Reid, J.L. & Kolohon, W. (Jan, 2014) Interweaving curriculum and assessment in the 21st Century: Engaging students in 21st Century learning. Toronto, ON: Oxford University Press
Drake, S.M. & Reid, S.M. (In press). Integrated curriculum for the 21st Century. .In J.Miller, M., K. Nigh, M. Binder, B. Novak and S. Crowell (Eds) International handbook in holistic education (pp. 181-128). New York: Routledge
Drake, S.M. (2015). Designing across the curriculum for “sustainable well-being”: A 21st Century approach. In F. Deer, T. Falkenberg, B. McMillan & L. Simms (Eds.). Sustainable Well-Being: Concepts, Issues, and Educational Practice (pp. 57-77). Winnipeg, MB: EWSB Press. http://www.eswb-press.org/uploads/1/2/8/9/12899389/sustainable_well-being_2014.pdf
Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals
Drake, S.M. & Reid, J.R. (2018). Integrated curriculum as an effective way to teach 21st Century capabilities, Asia Pacific Journal of Educational Research. 1(1) 31-50 DOI: https://doi.org/10.0000/APJER.2018.1.1.031
Drake, S.M. & Reid, J. R. (2017). Interdisciplinary assessment in the 21st Century. Academic Exchange Quarterly, (1) 1, http://www.rapidintellect.com/AE/ec5771v14.pdf
Drake, S.M. & Savage, M. (2016). Negotiating accountability and integrated curriculum from a global perspective. International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, 15, 6.
Savage, M. & Drake, S. (2016). Living transdisciplinarity: Teachers’ experiences with the International Baccalaurete Primary years Programme. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education. (19), 1-19, file:///Users/sdrake/Desktop/IEJEE_57fa80bd928bb_last_article_57fa813187fad.pd
Drake, S.M. & Savage, M. (2016). Negotiating accountability and integrated curriculum in a global context. International Journal of Learning, Teaching, and Educational Research, 15, 6. http://www.ijlter.org/index.php/ijlter/article/view/639
Drake, S.M. (2013/14). Educators explore self-emergence through a collaborative process using imagery and narrative. Journal of Mental Imagery, 37. 1 & 2, 57-63.
2015 – Global evaluation for the PYP for International Baccalaureate schools. With Michael Savage
- EDUC DS1 – Doctoral Seminar 1
- EDUC DS2 – Doctoral Seminar 2
- EDUC 5P42 Innovative curriculum and assessment
- EDUC 5P33 Development, Lifelong learning and Meaning Making
- EDUC 4P17: Integrating Curriculum and Assessment
- EDUC 4P18: Integrating Curriculum and Assessment
- EDUC 4P19: Foundations of the Curriculum and Assessment
- EDUC 4P27: Twenty-First-Century Literacies Across the Curriculum
- EDUC 4P28: Twenty-First-Century Literacies Across the Curriculum