Lyndsay Moffatt

Assistant Professor
(902) 620-5177
Faculty of Education
Memorial Hall, 406
B.A., Hons and B.Ed (Toronto); M.A., PhD (British Columbia)

Lyndsay graduated with her PhD in Literacy Education from the University of British Columbia in 2008. She then went on to do a 2 year SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Simon Fraser University. She has been working as a teacher since 1998 and as a teacher-educator since 2005. Her most recent appointments were at Lakehead University and the University of Western Sydney in Australia.

Lyndsay’s research interests include: K-6 Language and Literacy Education, Anthropological and Sociological approaches to education research, Socio-cultural Theories of Learning, Discourse Analysis, Ethnomethodology, Research Methodologies, Teacher-Education research and Literacy Learning for Sustainability. She has published on early literacy learning, using popular culture in the classroom and issues of gender and reading. Her dissertation was an examination of the cultural production of reading in research interviews between parents, teachers and a teacher-librarian researcher.

Lyndsay is currently involved in a large SSHRC funded project with Dr. Rachel Heydon from the University of Western Ontario and Dr. Luigi Iannacci at Trent University, exploring literacy curricula in full day kindergarten. She is also writing a review of the way Discourse Analysis is being used in teacher education research. Her future projects include: Learning how Discourse Analysis can be used to create effective classrooms, examining how gardening is being used/can be used in elementary classrooms to support language and literacy curricula and exploring how eco-critical thinking has been/can be infused into the new literacies movement.

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