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Eleftherios (Terry) Soleas

PhD Cognitive Studies
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Major Field

Cognitive Studies

Supervisor

Dr. John Freeman

Research Interests

  • Cognitive and metacognitive processes
  • Future-oriented and inclusive teaching practice
  • Motivation and resilience
  • Innovation and creativity

Recent Teaching Related Activities 

  • Graduate Teaching Fellow- PROF 310- Self as Professional, Queen’s University
  • Graduate Teaching Fellow- FOUN 100- Foundations of Educational Psychology, Queen’s University
  • Teaching Assistant- PROF 170- In Pursuit of School Effectiveness, Queen’s University
  • Teaching Assistant- PROF 501- Building a Professional Teaching Career, Queen’s University
  • Teaching Assistant- PROF 110- Self as Teacher, Queen’s University
  • Teaching Assistant- EDUC 1F95- Foundations of Education, Brock University​

Recent Research and Service Activities

President, Education Graduate Students’ Society, Queen’s University, May 2017- Present. Previously: Vice-President (May 2016- April 2017); Treasurer (September 2015- April 2016).

CBME Project Lead and Research Assistant, School of Medicine, Queen’s University, December 2015- Present

Research Associate, Social Program and Evaluation Group, Health-Behaviour of School-aged Children, October 2015- Present.

Committee Member, Finance and Administration Committee, Society of Graduate and Professional Students, Queen’s University, September 2015- Present.

Treasurer and Founding Member, Education Students’ Mental Health Initiative, Queen’s University, September 2015- Present

Editor, Graduate Student Symposium Selected Papers, Queen’s University, Faculty of Education, September 2015- March 2017.

Councillor, Society of Graduate and Professional Students, Queen’s University, May 2016- April 2017.

PhD Representative Advisory Committee Member, Rosa-Bruno Jofré Symposium in Education, Queen’s University. June 2016- March 2017. Previously Scheduling and Program Editor (September 2015 – February 2016).

Research Assistant, ETFO Communities of Practice, Brock University, Faculty of Education, Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Catherine Hands, February 2015- May 2016

Research Assistant and Student Principal Investigator, Reading Clinic, Brock University, Faculty of Education, Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Jennifer Rowsell , August, 2013- May, 2015

Vice-President, Equity and External Affairs, Graduate Student Association, Brock University, May, 2014- April, 2015

Publications 

Soleas, E. K. (2016). New Teacher Perceptions of Inclusive Practices: An Examination of Contemporary Teacher Education Programs. Alberta Journal of Educational Research61(3), 294-313.    

Hands, C. & Soleas E.K. (August 2015). Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario Connected Communities Final Report. Consulting report for the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, Toronto, ON.

Soleas, E. K. (accepted). Integrating design thinking and metacognition: Accessible ways to cultivate 21st century thinkers. e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies.

Soleas, E. K. (submitted). New teacher perceptions of inclusive practices: An examination of contemporary teacher education programs. Alberta Journal of Educational Research.

Soleas, E. K. (Submitted). Inclusive practice and new types of thinking: The best of both worlds. Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education.

Knowledge Mobilization Activities

Soleas, E.K. (2018, January 14). Connecting Students with their Dreams: Our job, their future.  Forthcoming Keynote Address at Queen’s Conference on Education 2018, Kingston, ON.

Soleas, E.K. (2017, January 14). The struggle is real: Motivating students to be growth-oriented in the classroom.  Workshop at Queen’s Conference on Education 2017, Kingston, ON.

Freeman J.G. & Soleas, E.K. (2017, January 18). Understanding mental health and well-being.  Queen’s University FacultyShare 2017, Kingston, ON.

Soleas, E.K. (2017, January 14). The struggle is real: Motivating students to be growth-oriented in the classroom.  Workshop at Queen’s Conference on Education 2017, Kingston, ON.

Soleas, E.K. (2016, February 26). Creativity and Motivation as Catalysts of Innovation.  RBJSE 2016, Kingston, ON.

Chin, J.A & Soleas, E.K. (2016, January 9). Being a Rockstar teacher through motivation and growth mindset.  Queen’s Conference on Education 2016, Kingston, ON.

Soleas, E.K. (2017, October 22). Creativity and Motivation as Catalysts for Innovation.  Queen’s University ScholarShare Fall 2015, Kingston, ON.

Soleas, E.K. (2015, June 1). Integrating design thinking and metacognition: Accessible ways to cultivate 21st century thinkers. Poster Presented at CSSHE Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Soleas, E. K. (2015, February 10). New Teacher Perceptions of Inclusive Practices, Poster Presented at Brock University Research Celebration 2015.

Soleas, E.K. (2014, June 2). Rising stars in the field of research technologies. Congress of the Social Science and Humanities 2014 [plus four similar contributions]. Retrieved from http://congress2014.ca/congress-blog/rising-stars-field-research-technologies

Academic Presentations 

Soleas E.K. (2017, May 29) Does practicum change teacher mindsets and motivations?: A comparison of Canadian pre-practicum and post-practicum Teacher Candidates. CSSE, Toronto, Ontario

Soleas E.K. (2017, May 28) A phenomenology of beginning teachers transition to teaching practice. CSSE, Toronto, Ontario

Hong, J., Nie, Y., Lewis, L., Looney, K. & Soleas, E. (2017, April 29) Development and Validation of Pre-service Teachers’ Resilience - Strategy (PTR-S) Scale. AERA 2017, San Antonio, Texas.

Soleas, E., Hong, J. (2017, April 28) Sticking to what works: Pre-service teachers’ mindset and motivation before and after student teaching. AERA 2017, San Antonio, Texas.

Hands, C. & Soleas E.K. (2016, May 30) A Grassroots, Online Professional Development Model for Elementary Teachers. CSSE, Calgary, Alberta

Soleas E.K. & Hands, C. (2016, May 30) Teachers’ Life-long Learning: Mathematics and Technology Professional Development Webinars in an Ontario Community of Teachers CSSE, Calgary, Alberta

Soleas, E.K. (2016, April 10). New Teacher Capacity for Inclusive Practice: A Mixed-Methods Investigation of Teacher Candidate Retention of Theory. AERA 2016, Washington DC, USA.

Soleas, E.K. (2016, April 12). New Teacher Readiness and Lingering Needs: A Needs Assessment of Teacher Education Programs.  AERA 2016, Washington DC, USA.

Soleas, E.K. (2016, February 26). Growth Mindset in Teacher Candidates.  RBJSE 2016, Kingston, ON.

Soleas, E. K. (2015, July). Inclusive practice and new types of thinking: The best of both worlds. Presented at 17th Biennial ISATT Conference, Auckland, NZ.

Soleas, E. K. (2015, June). New teacher perceptions of inclusive pedagogies: Designing new futures for the changing classroom. Presented at 2015 CSSE Annual Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Soleas, E. K. (2015, May). Integrating design thinking and metacognition: Accessible ways to cultivate 21st century thinkers. Presented at Connect 2015, Niagara Falls, ON.

Soleas, E. K. (2015, April). Inclusive practice as a tool for promoting resilience and accessible learning. Presented at the annual Mapping the New Knowledges conference, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON.

Soleas, E. K. (2014, April). Liberating thinking: Universal Design for Learning and inclusive pedagogies. Presented at the annual Mapping the New Knowledges conference, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON.

Association Memberships

Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), 2013-Present

Canadian Association for Teacher Education (2013- Present)

Canadian Association for Educational Psychology (2015- Present)

American Educational Research Association (Graduate Student Representative) (2015- Present)

International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching (Graduate Student Representative) (2014- Present)

Ontario College of Teachers (2013- Present)