Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education
Heather Braund Ph.D in Measurement, Assessment, Policy, Leadership, Evaluation (MAPLE)

Heather Braund

PhD in Education


I am currently a full time doctoral student at the Faculty of Education. I graduated in 2014 with my Bachelor of Education from Queen's and am OCT certified to teach Primary and Junior students. I hold an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree from Trent University with joint majors in both Psychology and Biology. I have experience conducting quantitative research in breast cancer, aquatic biology, and emergency medicine eye-tracking labs. I gained experience with mixed-methods research through my SSHRC funded M.Ed study titled “Supporting Metacognitive Development in Early Science Education: Exploring Elementary Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices in Metacognition.” My SSHRC funded doctoral research is now focused on bridging kindergarten teachers’ classroom assessment practices with metacognitive development and self-regulated learning behaviours in kindergarten students. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!  

Major Field

Ph.D in Measurement, Assessment, Policy, Leadership, Evaluation (MAPLE)


Dr. Christopher DeLuca

Research Interests

  • Relationship between metacognition, self-regulation, and teachers’ formative assessment practices
  • Effective feedback that can promote development of metacognitive thinking
  • Teacher knowledge and practical implementation of metacognition, self-regulation, and formative assessment
  • Use of think aloud protocols to better understand cognitive processes
  • Development of self-assessment skills
  • Re-conceptualization of assessment within post-graduate medical education


Research Gate: www.researchgate.net/profile/Heather_Braund

Twitter: @b_heather91