Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Victoria Chen

PhD Curriculum and Cognitive Studies
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Major Field

Curriculum and Cognitive Studies

Supervisor

Dr. Ann Marie Hill

Research Interests

  • Effective practices in teaching and learning in Higher Education
  • Authentic Learning
  • Learning Spaces
  • Effective practices in teaching reading and writing in elementary school

Recent Teaching Related Activities

  • Teaching assistant Prof 210 (summer 2015, summer 2016, fall/winter 2016/17)
  • Co-teaching SGS 901 (2015)
  • Teaching Assistant PROF 210 (2015)
  • Teaching Assistant CURR 355 (2014-2015, 2013-2014)
  • Guest lecturer SGS 901 on “Active learning and active learning spaces”- Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2016)                  
  • Teaching Assistant PROF 210 (2015, 2016, 2016-2017)
  • Teaching Assistant Outdoor Experiential Education (2015-2016)

Recent Research and Service Activities

  • Reviewer for CSSE, CSSHE, STLHE.
  • Educational Development Associate at Queen’s University Centre for Teaching and Learning
  • Advisor on Student Engagement in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Canada
  • STLHE Student Advocacy Committee

Awards

  • Shortlist UKLA/Wiley-Blackwell Research in Literacy Education Award 2015
  • SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship
  • Education Graduate Expansion Award
  • Walter F. Light Graduate Fellowship
  • Queen’s Graduate Award
  • Graduate Entrance Tuition Award

Recent Publications

Ravenscroft, B., & Chen, V. (2017). Balancing Act: Creating a Multidisciplinary Blended Introductory Statistics Course. Transformative Dialogues.

Acai, A., Akesson, B., Allen, M., Chen, V., Mathany, C., McCollum, B., Spencer, J., & Verwoord, R. (2017). Conceptualizations of Success in Student-Faculty/Staff SoTL Partnerships: Motivations, Challenges, Power, and Definitions. The Canadian Journal for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning.

Ravenscroft, B., & Chen, V. (2017). Enhancing Learning in an Advanced Analysis Course:

Peer learning, the Flipped Model, and Mode Effect. Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy.

Chen, V. (2016). Standing to Preach, Moving to Teach: What TAs learned from Teaching in Flexible and Less- flexible Spaces. Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching (CELT).

Chen V. (2015). From Distraction to Contribution: A Preliminary Study on How Peers Outside the Group Can Contribute to Students’ Learning. The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship in Teaching and Learning. http://dx.doi.org/10.5206/cjsotl-rcacea.2015.3.8

Chen V. (2015). Active Learning Classrooms Increase Actively Open-minded Thinking in Undergraduate Students. Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching (CELT).

Leger, A., Chen, V., Woodside- Duggins, V., & Riel, A. (2014). Report on Active Learning Classrooms in Ellis Hall September 2013- July 2014. Kingston, ON: Centre for Teaching and Learning, Queen’s University.

Chen, V., & Savage, R. (2014) Evidence for a Simplicity Principle: Teaching Common Complex Grapheme- Phonemes Improves Reading and Motivation in At-Risk Readers. Journal of Research in Reading.

Archer, K., Savage, R., Sanghera-Sidhu, S., Wood, E., Gottardo, A., Chen, V., (2014) Examining the Effectiveness of Technology use in Classrooms: A Tertiary Meta-Analysis. Computers and Education.

Conference Presentations

Chen, V. (June, 2017). Prescription for verbal diarrhea: Discussions instead participation. Presented at Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Chen, V., Mathany, C., McCollum, B., Spencer, J., & Verwoord, R. (June, 2017). Does one size fit all? Defining success in student and faculty/staff SoTL partnerships. Presented at Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Chen, V. (May, 2017). Active learning classrooms: A space for exploring different perspectives through conversation. Presented at Canadian Society for Study of Higher Education, Toronto, Ontario.

Chen, V. (Feb., 2017). EDC Campfire: Struggles of being an ED. Presented at Educational Developers Caucus (EDC), Guelph, Ontario.

Chen, V, Kiceniuk, D, Miller-Young, J, &  Newton, G. (June, 2016). Effecting change through SoTL mentorship: a collaborative opportunity.  Presented at Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Conference, London, Ontario.

Chen, V., Leger, A., & Riel, A. (June , 2015). Reducing Presentation Anxiety by using Active Learning Classrooms. Paper presented at Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Vancouver, BC.

Chen, V., Leger, A., & Riel, A. (June, 2015). Standing to Preach, Moving to Teach. Workshop and paper presented at Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Vancouver, BC.

Chen, V., Riel, A., & Leger, A. (May, 2015). Overlooked and Underestimated: The Impact of Physical and Mental Well-being in Learning in Higher Education Classrooms. Paper presented at Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education Conferences, Ottawa, ON.

Chen, V., Leger, A., & Riel, A. (May, 2015). Standing to Lecture, Moving to Teach. Paper presented at Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education Conferences, Ottawa, ON.

Chen, V. (May, 2015). From Isolation to Integration: A Dewey Classroom 2.0. Paper presented at International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies Conference: The Task of the Curriculum Theorist in the 21st Century, Ottawa, ON.

Riel, A., Chen, V., & Leger, A. (May 2015). L’impact des classes d’apprentissage actif sur le développement des professeurs en début de carrière. Paper presented at Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education Conferences, Ottawa, ON.

Chen, V., Leger, A., & Riel, A. (Feb. 2015). Building lasting partnerships through spatial configurations: A case study comparing group relationships in an Active Learning Classroom and a traditional lecture hall. Paper presented at Rosa Bruno-Jofré Symposium in Education (RBJSE), Kingston, ON.

Chen, V. (June, 2014) Examining the effects of group discussions on actively open-minded thinking in active learning classroom. Poster presented at Thirty-third Annual Meeting Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Conference, Kingston, ON.

Chen, V., & Savage, R. (2014, July). Simplicity Itself: Teaching Common Complex Grapheme-Phoneme Improves Reading and Motivation in At-Risk Readers. Poster presented at Twenty-First Annual Meeting Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Savage, R.,& Chen, V. (2014, March). Stitches in time: sustained early intervention to prevent reading difficulties- Grade 2 At-risk Simplicity Intervention. Symposium conducted at the Ninth Annual British Dyslexia Association International Conference, Guildford, England.

Chen, V., & Kirby, J. R. (2012, July). Effect of Temporal Arrangement of Audio and Image in Multimedia Learning Theory. Poster presented at the Nineteenth Annual Meeting Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Montreal, QC.

Savage, R., Chen, V., Archer, K., & Wood, E. (2012, July). A tertiary review of teaching and treatment integrity reported on in studies from systematic reviews examining the effectiveness of technology use in the classroom. In V. van Daal (Chair), Literacy Preventions, Interventions and Assessments through Multimedia. Symposium conducted at the Nineteenth Annual Meeting Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Montreal, QC.

Savage, R., & Chen, V. (2012, May). Supporting Community Literacy in Urban and Rural Quebec. Symposium conducted at McGill’s Training and Retention of Health Professionals Project (TRHP) Conference , Montreal, QC.

Additional Services: Workshop Sessions

Chen, V., & Fostaty, S. Y. (Feb. 2016) Active Learning in a Traditional Classroom: Overcoming the Architecture. Centre for Teaching and Learning workshop series.

Chen, V. (Nov. 2015) Learning Outcomes Focus Group Session for Graduate Students and Post-docs.  Centre for Teaching and Learning and Provost Office.

Chen, V. (Sept. 2015). Overview of services offered by Centre for Teaching and Learning for Post-docs. Post-doc Orientation.

Chen, V. (Sept., 2015). Overview of services offered by the Centre for Teaching and Learning for Graduate Students and Post-Docs. Teaching Development Day 2015

Chen, V., & Leger, A. (Sept., 2015). Active Learning in the Classroom: A Tour of Active Learning Classrooms. Teaching Development Day 2015

Chen, V. (Sept., 2015) (moderator of panel). What I know now about TAing I wish I knew when I first started. Teaching Development Day 2015

Chen, V. (May, 2015). “My students don’t participate in tutorials”: How Active Learning Classrooms could help. Showcase of Teaching and Learning at Queen’s University

Chen, V. (Feb. 2015). TA Training for Commerce students. School of Business