Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education
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Eleftherios (Terry) Soleas

PhD Cognitive Studies
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Major Field

Cognitive Studies

Supervisor

Dr. Ben Bolden

Research Interests

  • Motivation and resilience
  • Cognitive and metacognitive processes
  • Future-oriented and inclusive teaching practice
  • 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 310- Self as Professional, Queen’s University
  • Teaching Assistant- FOUN 100- Foundations of Educational Psychology, Queen’s University
  • Teaching Assistant- FOUN 102- Foundations of Educational Philosophy, 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

Doctoral Program of Study: Promoting Student Innovating: Examining the Motivations that Help Overcome the Perceived Costs of Innovating

  • Comprehensive Exams Complete
  • Data collection ongoing
  • Keywords: Innovation, Motivation, Expectancy-Value Theory, and Cost

Independent Scholarship- September 2015- Present

  • Project 1: From teaching stumbles to pedagogical strides: The development of pre–service teachers’ growth mindset across international contexts. Principal Investigator with two collaborators (Queen’s University, University of Oklahoma) – Publication phase
  • Project 2: The first steps: A phenomenographic analysis of the transition from teacher education to teacher education. Co–researcher with one collaborator – Publication phase
  • Project 3: Distinctions with a difference: How is innovation conceptualized differently among stakeholders? Principal Investigator with one collaborator – (Queen’s University) – Data Analysis
  • Project 4: Self–Determination and Thriving of Graduate Students. Principal Investigator with 5 collaborators – (Queen’s University) – Data analysis phase
  • Project 5: Society’s diverse views on being a problem solver: What does this mean for student learning? Principal Investigator with 4 collaborators – (Queen’s University) – Data collection phase
  • Project 6: What motivates teachers to integrate formative assessment in their teaching practice? Principal Investigator with 3 collaborators– (Queen’s University) – Data Collection Phase
  • Project 7: Graduate Student Perspective: Telling their Stories. Co–researcher with two collaborators – Data Analysis Phase

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. & Code, M.A. (Under Review). New Teachers and Perceived Competence: A Phenomenography of the Imposter Syndrome. Transformative Dialogues.

Code, M.A. & Soleas, E.K. (Under Review). Practice Teaching to Teaching Practice: A Phenomenography of Early Autonomy and Relatedness in New Teachers. Issues in Teacher Education.

Marcotte, L., Egan, R., Dalgarno, N., Soleas, E.K., Norris, M., and Smith, C.L. (Under Review) Does the quality of feedback differ between summative and formative feedback in a CBME world?: Perspectives from a General Internal Medicine residency program. Teaching and Learning in Medicine.

Braund, H.L.A & Soleas, E.K. (Under Review) The struggle is real: Metacognitive conceptualizations, actions, and beliefs of Ontario pre–service and in–service teachers. Conference Monograph of International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching 2017, Salamanca, Spain.

Soleas, E.K. (2018). Get off my lawn: Why capitalism’s monopoly on innovation is bad for us all and what educators can do about it?. Graduate Student Symposium: Selected Papers 2018, 12, 90-106

Soleas, E.K. (2018). How well do teacher education programs prepare you for inclusive teaching practice? Research in a Nutshell. 2(2).

MacCormack, J. & Soleas, E.K. (2017) ACEs and Resiliency in the Classroom. Inside Inclusion. 2(1), 1, 7–9.

Soleas, E.K. (2017) Incremental innovation: Intrinsic motivation as a bridge between creativity and motivation literatures. Graduate Student Symposium, Selected Papers 2017, 11, 95–116.

Soleas, E. K. (2016). New Teacher Perceptions of Inclusive Practices: An Examination of Contemporary Teacher Education Programs. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 61(3), 294–313.

Freeman, J. G., King, M., Abu Eid, S., Hussain, A. and Soleas, E.K. (2016). Health and health–related behaviours among young people: Nunavut report. Ottawa, ON: Public Health Agency of Canada.

Hands, C. & Soleas E.K. (2015). Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario Connected Communities Final Report. Consulting report for the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, Toronto, ON. 63 pages.

Soleas, E. K. (2015). Integrating design thinking and metacognition: Accessible ways to cultivate 21st century thinkers. e–Learning and Innovative Pedagogies, 8(4), 1–14.

Invited Contributions

Soleas, E.K. (2018, January 14). Stoking the fire: How teachers can motivate students. Closing Keynote Address, Queen’s Conference on Education 2018, 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. Queen’s Conference on Education 2017, 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. (2015, October 22). Creativity and Motivation as Catalysts for Innovation. Queen’s University ScholarShare Fall 2015, Kingston, 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

Bosica, J.J., Braund, H.L.A, MacGregor, S., Soleas, E.K., Pyper, J.S. Society’s diverse views on being a problem solver: What does this mean for student learning? (2018, May; Accepted). Canadian Society for Curriculum Studies, Regina, Canada.

Soleas. E.K. (2018, May; Accepted). The Price of Admission: Examining expectancies and values can overcome the costs of innovation. Canadian Association for Educational Psychology, Regina, Canada.

Nesbitt–Coe, H., Soleas, E.K., Moucessian, A.M., Arghash, N.S., and Freeman J.G. (2018, May; Accepted) Thriving in Grad School: Students’ Perspective on Factors that Support and Obstruct Well–being. Canadian Association for Educational Psychology, Regina, Canada.

Soleas, E.K., Moucessian, A.M., Nesbitt–Coe, H., Arghash, N.S., Geladi, A., and Freeman J.G. (2018, April 17) Self–Determination and Thriving in Graduate Programs: A Supports and Obstacles Analysis. AERA 2018, New York, United States.

Soleas, E.K. & Hong, J.Y. (2017, July 5) The School of Hard Knocks: Pre–Service Teacher Mindset and Motivations change during Practicum. International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching, Salamanca, Spain.

Braund, H.L.A & Soleas, E.K. (2017, July 2) The struggle is real: Metacognitive conceptualizations, actions, and beliefs of Ontario pre–service and in–service teachers. International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching, Salamanca, Spain.

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

Soleas, E.K. (2017, May 28) A phenomenology of beginning teachers transition to teaching practice. Canadian Association for Educational Psychology, Toronto, Ontario

Hong, J., Nie, Y., Lewis, L., Looney, K. & Soleas, E.K. (2017, April 27) 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. Canadian Association for Teacher Education, 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. Canadian Association for Teacher Education, 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. (2016, February 26). Creativity and Motivation as Catalysts of Innovation. 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 1). 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, 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, 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)