This session presents preliminary findings of an exploratory participatory action research study probing the viability of giving voice to prospective students and other stakeholders through collaboratively developing the curriculum of a culturally sensitive course through the lens of the community of inquiry theoretical framework.
Gale Parchoma is an associate professor in the Curriculum Studies department at the University of Saskatchewan. Her teaching areas are focused on educational technology and design. Her research focuses on design thinking and socio-material teaching and learning practices.
Dorothea Nelson is a PhD student at the University of Calgary, pursuing her degree in Education Technology. Her research interests include participatory action research, networked learning, the community of inquiry framework, third space, transcultural learning, and culturally sensitive course design, particularly the design of a course for Caribbean students.