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

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

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.