Dean of Education, and Professor of Language and Literacy Education
To make an appointment with Rebecca, please contact Lisa Tugnette.
B.Ed., MEd, PhD (Alberta)
Professor of Language and Literacy Education, Graduate Faculty
To make an appointment with Dr. Luce-Kapler, please contact Kyle Cummings-Bentley
Rebecca Luce-Kapler is currently Dean of the Faculty of Education, Queen’s University. Her research interests focus on the integral role of literary practices, particularly writing, in the development of human consciousness and identity. This work has contributed to understanding the normative power of cultural forms and the importance of interpretive reading and writing practices for generative learning and teaching. She is author of Writing with, through, and beyond the text: An ecology of language and The gardens where she dreams. She is co-author of Engaging Minds: Changing teaching in complex times and Language and learning: An introduction for teaching.
- Writing processes, pedagogies, and technologies
- E-literature, fiction, and poetry
- Teacher education
- Curriculum theory
Current Research Grant
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Standard Grant, High School Students in Applied English Programs: What are the Factors Impacting their Performance on the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test. Principal Investigator, Don Klinger.
Luce-Kapler, R. (in press). In the meantime: Imagining Geraldine Moodie. Toronto, ON: Inanna Press.
Davis, B., Sumara, D., & Luce-Kapler, R. (2015). Engaging Minds: Cultures of education and practices of teaching. (3rd ed.) New York, NY: Routledge
Emmitt, M., Zbaracki, M., Komesaroff, L., Pollock, J., Luce-Kapler, R., & Chin, J., (2014). Language and learning: An introduction for teaching. Toronto: Oxford University Press. (Lead Author for Canadian Edition)
Chapters in Books
Lockett, M., Luce-Kapler, R., & Sumara, D. (2015). Scrimmage play: Writing and reading with incarcerated men. In J. Joseph & W. Crichlow (Eds.). Alternative offender rehabilitation and social justice: Arts and physical engagement in criminal justice and community settings (165-180). London: Palgrave.
Luce-Kapler, R. (2013). What is found there: Why poetry is still relevant in school. In T. Dobson, C. Leggo, & K. James (Eds.), English in middle and secondary classrooms: Creative and critical advice from Canadian Teacher Educators (192-195). Toronto: Pearson.
Luce-Kapler, R. (2012). The gravity garden. In C. Leggo, E. Hasebe-Ludt, A. Sinner, & C. Chambers (Eds.), A heart of wisdom: Life Writing as empathetic inquiry (51-58). New York: Peter Lang.
Luce-Kapler, R. (2011). The curriculum of close writing. In D. Stanley & K. Young (Eds.), Contemporary studies in Canadian curriculum: Principles, portraits and practices (48-74). Calgary, AB: Detselig.
Luce-Kapler, R. (2010). Forward. In J. Guiney Yallop, Of place and memory: A poetic journey, 77-100. NS: Backalong Books.
Luce-Kapler, R. (2010). The slow fuse of the gradual instant. In R. Lake (Ed.), Dear Maxine: Letters from the unfinished conversation with Maxine Greene (96-97). New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
Luce-Kapler, R. & Sumara, D. (2010). Taking shape: How reading (in)forms writing. In M.C. Courtland and T. Gambell (Eds.), Literature, Media & Multiliteracies in Adolescent Language Arts (213-234). Vancouver, BC: Pacific Education Press.
Articles in Refereed Journals
Luce-Kapler, R. (2017) The slow fuse of the gradual instant reprised, Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, 39:1, 76-89, DOI: 10.1080/10714413.2017.1262167
Pyle, A. & Luce-Kapler, R. (2014). Looking beyond the academic and developmental logics in kindergarten education: The role of Schwab's commonplaces in classroom based research, Early Child Development and Care, DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2014.897945
Luce-Kapler, R. (2013). Composing: The work of Geraldine Moodie. Canadian Woman Studies, 30 (1), 39-42.
Klinger, D. A., Shulha, L. M., Luce-Kapler, R., & Elliott, S. (May 2012). The enabling constraints of building an assessment pedagogy: Engaging pre-service teachers in a professional exploration of current conceptions of classroom assessment. European Journal of Education and Educational Psychology, 1, 81-113.
Luce-Kapler, R., Catlin, S., Sumara, D., & Kocher, P. (2011). Voicing consciousness: The mind in writing. Changing English, 18, 161-172. doi: 10.108/1358684X.2011.575249
Robson, C., Sumara, D., & Luce-Kapler, R. (2011). Performing an archive of resistance: Challenging normative life narratives through literary reading and writing memoir research. International Journal of Education & the Arts, 12 (SI 1.9). Available at http://www.ijea.org/v12si1/
Refereed Fiction and Poetry
Coming through the trees. (2016). Literary Review of Canada, 24 (3), 17.
Eskimo Point. (2013). ARC Poetry Magazine.
Silhouette. (2013). Canadian Woman Studies, 30 (1).
Intimacy. (2013). Canadian Woman Studies, 30 (1).
Gesture. (2013). Canadian Woman Studies, 30 (1).
Rejlander’s Cat. (2013). Canadian Woman Studies, 30 (1).
Bloodlines. (2013). Canadian Woman Studies, 30 (1).
To Maple Creek in the Cypress Hills. (2013). The Prairie Journal, 59, 16.
Self-Portrait: Battleford, 1895. (2013). The Prairie Journal, 59, 17.
- Launa Gauthier
- Clarissa de Leon
- Lalai Abbas
- CURR 317: Introduction to Teaching English
- CURR 318: Theories of Teaching and Learning English
- EDUC 802: Curriculum Practice and Thought
- EDUC 810: Topics in Literary Education
- EDUC 895: Qualitative Research Methods
- EDUC 901: Scholarly Writing
- EDUC 910: The Traditions of Curriculum
- EDUC 911: Contemporary Curriculum Theory