Faculty & Staff


Bev Mathison

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Areas of Instruction
Contemporary Issues in Child Studies, Child Development & Brain Plasticity, Early Learning and Childcare

PhD, University of Calgary
M.A., University of Calgary
B.Ed., University of Saskatchewan
B.A., University of Saskatchewan

Phone: 403.440.8655
Email: blmathison@mtroyal.ca


Scholarly Interests

  • Ecological Mindedness
  • Inquiry Based Learning
  • Neuroscience
  • Identity Construction in Child Studies
  • Contemplative Practice in Higher Education 

Professional Community Service Interests

  • Alberta Child Care Association
  • Alberta Resource Centre for Quality Enhancement
  • Canadian Childcare Federation 

Research and Scholarly Projects

Mathison, B. and Dudley, N. (2011, January). Pedagogical Transitions: Reflections from a Conscripted “Quick Response Team”. Ninth Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii. http://www.hiceducation.org/proceedings_edu.htm

Mathison, B. and Knowlton Cockett, P. (2009, May). (Re)Enlivening the Spirit: Coming to Conversation, Topography, and Home. International Conference on Ecology and Professional Helping, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta. http://www.ucalgary.ca/oikos/ecoconference/speakers

Mathison, B. (2009, July). Heeding a Call to Ecological Mindedness. (The Sixteenth International Conference on Learning, University of Barcelona, Spain. http://l09.cgpublisher.com/proposals/270/index_html

Jeary, J., Dudley, N., and Mathison, B. (2007, May). Inclusive Practices: A Course of Action. Canadian Society for the Study of Education 2007 Conference, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Cameron, M., Fidyk, A., and Mathison, B. (2007, February). Treading Rough Ground: Keeping the Conversation Going. Provoking Curriculum Conference, University of Calgary (host institution 2007), Banff, Alberta.

Mathison, B. (2006, June). Culture, Consumerism, Ecology, and Identity: Explorations of Self in Western Society. The Learning Conference, Montego Bay, Jamaica. http://l06.cgpublisher.com/proposals/244/index_html

Mathison, B. (2006, May). Ecological and Cultural Influences on Teaching and Identity: A Dialogic Inquiry. Canadian Society for the Study of Education 2006 Conference, York University, Toronto, Ontario.

Jeary, J. and Mathison, B. (2006, May). Inclusive Classrooms: What Works? Canadian Society for the Study of Education 2006 Conference, York University, Toronto, Ontario.

Mathison, B. (2006, January). In Search of the “Good Life” — Consumerism, Ecology, and Identity: Explorations of the Ties that Bind. Fourth Annual Hawaii International Conference in Education, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Mathison, B. (2005, July). Critical Thinking as a Call to Creativity and Imagination. The Imaginative Education Research Group and the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.