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Wendy Barber
PhD

Associate Professor

Faculty of Education

Contact information

Education Building Downtown Oshawa
11 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON

wendy.barber@ontariotechu.ca



Bio

Dr. Barber’s research interests include resilience and grit, teacher development, health and physical education and online learning communities. Creative passions include the role of mindfulness, flow, awareness and play in teaching and learning. She won the Ontario Tech University Teaching Award of Excellence in 2014.

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Courses taught

Bachelor of Arts (ESDT)

  • Psychological Foundations and Digital Technologies - AEDT1170U 

Bachelor of Education

  • Core Methods Part 1 - CURS 4000 
  • Core Methods Part 2 - CURS 4001
  • The Arts Primary/Junior - EDUC 1315U
  • Teacher as Coach - EDUC 3207U
  • Intermediate-Senior - Health & Physical Education (Part 1) - EDUC 4503 
  • Intermediate-Senior - Health & Physical Education (Part 2) - EDUC 4504
  • Primary-Junior - Health and Physical Education -EDUC 1304
  • Child and Adolescent Development - EDUC 

Master of Education

  • Authentic Assessment - EDUC 5305G 
  • Critical and Reflective Practice - EDUC 5004G
  • Adult Education - EDUC 5001G

Research and expertise

  • Authentic assessment
  • Curriculum teaching and learning in HPE
  • Developing resilience and grit in teachers
  • Health and physical education
  • Online communities and transformative digital practice
  • Physical literacy
  • Resilience and grit
  • Role of HPE in developing resilience and grit for academic hardiness in students
  • Teacher development
  • Barber, W. (2020). Inclusive physical education: building a new paradigm of ability and “dis” ability in teacher education. In Inclusive Education: Perspectives, Practices and Challenges, Chapter 2, (Ed. Melanie Grant) Nova Science Publishers, ISBN: 978-1-53617-405-2 New York: NY
  • Barber, W.  (2019). Creative online learning communities: Arts-based social interaction through digital moments. In Understanding Creativity: Past, Present and Future Perspectives. (Ed. Roger J. Cuadra), Nova Science Publishers, New York: NY. ISBN: 978-1-53616-052-9 
  • Barber, W. & Brown, I. (2019). Developing resilient teachers: New perspectives on the role of “grit” in effective teacher development. In Teacher Development: Perspectives, Opportunities and Challenges. (Ed. T. Moller) Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World, NOVA Science Publishers, New York: NY. ISBN: 978-1-53615-258-6
  • Barber, W., Robertson, L. & Walters, B.  (2018).Inclusive and Accessible physical education for diverse populations. In S. Singer and M. Harkins, (Eds.), Educators on Diversity, Social Justice and Schooling: A Reader. Canadian Scholars Press: Toronto.  
  • Barber, W. (2017) Inclusive and accessible physical education:  rethinking ability and disability in pre-service teacher education. Sport Education and Society Pages 1-13 | Received 11 Sep 2016, Accepted 02 Dec 2016, Published online: 27 Dec 2016 
  • Barber, W. Robertson, L. & Leo, J. (June 2016). A new approach to fully accessible physical education, Physical and Health Education Journal 82(2) 
  • Barber, W. (2016). Critical play: New paradigms for promoting student achievement and excellence. Chapter 6 in Student Achievement: Perspectives, Assessment and Improvement Strategies in NOVA Series  - Education in a competitive and globalizing world.  (Ed. G. Hughe