Kevin O'Connor, Ph.D.


PhD, McGill University
M.Ed., McGill University
B.Ed., McGill University

Position: Associate Professor and Department Chair

office: EL3423 U
phone: 403.440.8504
email: koconnor@mtroyal.ca


Dr. Kevin O’Connor has a B.Ed. Major in Physical Education, an M.A. in Curriculum Studies and a Ph.D. in Education from McGill University. He has taught in elementary and secondary schools for 13 years and as an educator and administrator was responsible for integrated experiential science semester programs for secondary students (Grade 9-11) in the Yukon Territory. Kevin was a Visiting Professor at both McGill University and the University of Ottawa and acted as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Federal Government of Canada on Aboriginal education issues. His dissertation investigated the twin discourses of experiential science education and place-based learning in northern/rural primary and secondary school contexts. Much of his current work is based on the synthesis of multi-sensory pedagogy and interdisciplinary curriculum through the integration of experiential and place-based learning, science field studies and Aboriginal education and how these effective inclusive pedagogical practices can support teacher education through a balance of theory and practice.