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Paul Orlowski Associate Professor, Educational Foundations

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Academic Credentials

Ph.D., 2004, University of British Columbia, Centre for the Study of Curriculum & Instruction, Faculty of Education.
M.A., 1997, University of British Columbia, Department of Educational Studies, Faculty of Education.
B.Ed., 1985, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Education.
B.Eng., 1982, Carleton University, Faculty of Engineering.

Courses Taught

Graduate Level:

  • EFDT 854: International Study Abroad (Finland; Ireland)
  • EFDT 857: Neoliberalism & Critical Eco-Pedagogy
  • EFDT 898: Democracy & Education in the Neoliberal Era

Undergraduate Level:

  • EFDT 101: An Introduction to Education
  • POLS 111: Democratic Citizenship in Canada
  • EDUC 301: Anti-Oppressive Education – Ethical Beginnings
  • EDUC 498: Issues & Pedagogy in the Social Sciences

Books

  • Kozolanka, K. & Orlowski, P. (2018). Media literacy for citizenship: A Canadian perspective. Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press.
  • Orlowski, P. (2011). Teaching about hegemony: Race, class & democracy in the 21st century. New York: Springer.

Selected Chapters in Books

  • Orlowski, P. & Sfeir, G. (Accepted). Global problems require a global-minded citizenry – The case for teaching global citizenship in social studies. In L. Kornelsen, G. Balzer, & K. Magro (Eds.), Teaching Global Citizenship: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.
  • Orlowski, P. (2019). Using Freirian principles of educational leadership to create a progressive teacher education program in rural Canada. In Models of educational leadership: An international review. (M. Diaz & A. Velosa, Eds.), pp. 127-146. Mexico City, MX: IISUE-UNAM Press.2.
  • Orlowski, P. & Cottrell, M. (2015). Schooling on the Canadian prairies: Aboriginal peoples and the quest for social justice through treaty education. In G. Jean-Marie, S. Sider, & C. Desir (eds.), Comparative international perspectives on education and social change in developing countries and Indigenous peoples in developed countries. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Orlowski, P. (2014). Critical media literacy & social studies: Paying heed to Orwell and Huxley. In E. W. Ross (ed.), The social studies curriculum: Purposes, problems and possibilities (4th Ed.), pp. 335-352, Albany: State University of New York Press.
  • Cottrell, M. & Orlowski, P. (2013) Racialized poverty and the promise of schooling: Searching for equitable educational outcomes for Aboriginal peoples in Saskatchewan, Canada. In E. Brown & P. Gorski (eds.), Poverty & social class, volume 6. Newcastle, UK: University of Newcastle Press.
  • Orlowski, P. (2001). Ties that bind and ties than blind: Race and class intersections in the classroom. In James, C. E. & A. Shadd, (eds.), pp. 250-266, Talking about identity: Encounters in race, ethnicity, and language. Toronto: Between the Lines.

Selected Published Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Orlowski, P. & Cottrell, M. (2019). From Colonialism to Neocolonialism: Indigenous Learners and Saskatchewan’s Education Debt. New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry, 10 (2), 6-16.
  • Orlowski, P. (2019). Freirean Conceptions of Participatory Action Research and Teaching for Social Justice – Same Struggle, Different Fronts. Canadian Journal of Action Research, 20 (1), 30-51.
  • Orlowski, P. (2018). Teaching for Civil Society in Finland – A Canadian Perspective on Finnish Educators' Reflections. In Education, 24 (1), 22-42.
  • Orlowski, P. (2017). The light to the left: Conceptions of social justice among Christian social studies teachers. In Education, 23 (1), 66-91.
  • Orlowski, P. (2016). Saskatchewan Teachers and a Study Abroad Experience in Finland: “I Love How the Finns Respect Their Teachers!” Journal of Educational Administration & Foundations. 25 (3), 17-37.
  • Orlowski, P. (2015). Neoliberalism, its effects on Saskatchewan, and a teacher educator’s response. Alternate Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research. 26 (1), 223-250.
  • Orlowski, P. (2014). Social studies & civil society: Making the case to take on neoliberalism, In Education, 20 (1), 3-24.
  • Orlowski, P. (2009). Teaching for and about democracy, including its flaws. Democracy & Education, 18 (2), 54-61.
  • Orlowski, P. (2008). “That would certainly be spoiling them”: Liberal discourses on Aboriginal issues in high school social studies. Canadian Journal of Native Education, 31 (2), 110-129.
  • Orlowski, P. (2008) Social class: The forgotten identity marker in social studies education. New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry, 1 (2), 30-63.
  • Orlowski, P. (2006). Educating in an era of Orwellian spin: Making a case for critical media literacy in the classroom. Canadian Journal of Education, 29 (1), 176-198.
  • Orlowski, P. & Menzies, C. (2004). Educating about Aboriginal involvement with forestry: The Tsimsian experience - yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Canadian Journal of Native Education, 28 (1/2), 66-79.

Selected Published Papers in Non-Refereed Journals

  • Orlowski, P. (2013). Teacher’s Guide for An Agenda for Social Change – 2014. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. See http://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/National%20Office/2013/10/TeachersGuide2014.pdf.
  • Spooner, M. & Orlowski, P. (2013). Standardized testing (almost) comes to Saskatchewan: How being proactive can lead to positive results (for now). Our Schools Our Selves, 23 (1), 26-29.
  • Orlowski, P. (2011). News TO the world: The Murdoch phone-hacking scandal & media literacy – Reflections from a media literacy educator. Our Schools Our Selves, 21 (1), 115-130.
  • Orlowski, P. (2011). Separate oil and state: Using the media for a critical eco-pedagogy in the classroom. Our Schools Our Selves, 20 (3), 91-119.
  • Orlowski, P. (2008). Youth ‘participaction’ and democracy: Reflections on teaching Civic Studies 11 in British Columbia. Our Schools Our Selves, 17 (2), 109-122.
  • Orlowski, P. (2007). Bob Dylan was right – It is a political world: The case for critical media literacy. Our Schools Our Selves, 17 (1), 33-49.
  • Orlowski, P. (2007). How my students explore cultural struggle. Our Schools Our Selves, 17 (1), 50-51.
  • Orlowski, P. (2001).  The revised social studies curriculum in British Columbia: Problems and oversights. Our Schools Our Selves, 10 (4), 85-102

Book Reviews

  • Orlowski, P. (2017). Review of H. Simola's The Finnish education mystery: Historical and sociological essays on schooling in Finland. New York, NY: Routledge, 2015. Canadian Journal of Administration and Policy, 184, 70-75.
  • Orlowski, P. (2012). Review of C. E. James’ Life at the intersection: Community, class & schooling, Halifax, N.S.: Fernwood Publishing, 2012. Canadian and International Education, 41 (3), Article 9.
  • Orlowski, P. (2010). Review of D. Hill’s (Ed.) The rich world and the impoverishment of education: Diminishing democracy, equity and workers’ rights, New York: Routledge, 2009, Workplace, 17, 139-146.
  • Orlowski, P. (2002). Review of A. Perry’s On the edge of empire: Gender, race, and the making of British Columbia, 1849-1871, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001, Left History, 8 (1), 119-122.

Presentations at Academic Conferences

  • P. Orlowski (2019, June 6). Media Literacy in an Era of Fake News. Annual Conference for the Canadian Communications Association (CCA), Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • P. Orlowski & K. Anderson (2019, June 4). How Canadian Adolescents Make Sense of Climate Change. Annual Conference for the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • P. Orlowski (2019, June 4). Indigenous Representation in Canada’s Mainstream Media. Annual Conference for the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • P. Orlowski (2018, May 27). Teaching for Social Justice and PAR - Same Struggle, Different Fronts. Annual Conference for the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), Regina, Saskatchewan.
  • P. Orlowski (2017, August 22). In Their Own Words: A Comparison of How Canadian and Finnish Teachers Think about Teaching for Civil Society and the Commons. Annual Conference of the European Educational Research Association (EERA/ ECER); Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • P. Orlowski (2016, November 17). Educational Leadership, Teacher Education, and Progressive Political Consciousness – Competing Visions in Canada. International Symposium of Educational Leadership, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba.
  • P. Orlowski (2016, October 19). Pedagogia Critica y Ensenanza para la Conciencia Sociopolitical, base del Conocimiento de los Movemientos Sociales. Congreso Nacional de Estudios de los Movimientos Sociales, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • P. Orlowski (2016, August 25). Saskatchewan Teachers and a Study Abroad Experience in Finland: “I Love How the Finns Respect Their Teachers. Annual Conference of the European Educational Research Association (EERA/ ECER), Dublin, Ireland.
  • P. Orlowski & M. Cottrell (2015, April 19). WE ARE TREATY PEOPLE: Exploring the Knowledge Base and Dispositions of Pre-Service Teachers in Saskatchewan on Aboriginal Issues Through an Online Interview Process. Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, Illinois.
  • P. Orlowski (2014, November 2). Critical media literacy & social studies: Paying heed to Orwell and Huxley. Annual Conference of the American Educational Studies Association (AESA), Toronto, Ontario.
  • P. Orlowski (2014, April 6). How Christian Social Studies Teachers Understand Teaching for Social Justice. Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • P. Orlowski, (2013, June 3). Neoliberal Globalization: Impact on K-12 Education in Saskatchewan. Annual Conference for the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), Victoria, British Columbia.
  • P. Orlowski (2013, June 2). Conceptions of Social Justice Among Christian Social Studies Teachers. Annual Conference for the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), Victoria, British Columbia.
  • P. Orlowski & M. Cottrell (2013, April 28). Racialized Poverty and the Promise of Schooling: Searching for Equitable Educational Outcomes for Aboriginal Peoples in Saskatchewan, Canada. Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, California.
  • P. Orlowski & P. Shaker (2012, April 14). Teaching from a Social Democratic or Reformist Left Perspective in an Era of Neoliberalism. Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • P. Orlowski (2012, June 6). News TO the World: What Rupert Murdoch’s Phone-Hacking Scandal Should Tell Us about Corporate Media and its Political Agenda. Annual Hawaii International Conference in Education (HICE), Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • P. Orlowski (2011, May 29). Separate Oil & State: Using the Media for a Critical Eco-Pedagogy in the Classroom. Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Studies in Education (CSSE), Fredericton, New Brunswick.
  • P. Orlowski (2010, June 1). Teaching For and About Democracy, Including Its Flaws. Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Studies in Education (CSSE), Montreal, Quebec.
  • P. Orlowski (2010, May 31). Schools Teach About Laissez Faire Economics – Why Not Neoliberalism? Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Studies in Education (CSSE), Montreal, Quebec.
  • P. Orlowski (2008, June 2). Time for a Change? The Failure of Liberal Discourses in Addressing Aboriginal Students’ Needs. Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Studies in Education (CSSE), Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • P. Orlowski (2007, November 4). Power, Politics, Policy & the Media – Hegemonic Discourses in American Corporate Media. Annual Conference of the American Educational Studies Association (AESA), Cleveland, Ohio.
  • P. Orlowski (2007, February 17). Teaching Social Studies in an Era of Orwellian Mega-Spin: Narratives from the Classroom. Annual Westcast Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • P. Orlowski (2006, November 6). Aboriginal Issues & Social Studies in British Columbia: What’s Ideology Got to do with it? Annual Conference of the American Educational Studies Association (AESA), Spokane, Washington.
  • P. Orlowski (2005, April 25). Social Class: The Forgotten Identity Marker in Social Studies Education. Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Montreal, Quebec.
  • P. Orlowski (2003, March 15). From the Forests to the Classroom: The Tsimsian Experience – Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. Annual Conference for the American Society of Applied Anthropology (ASAA), Portland, Oregon. 
  • P. Orlowski (2001, May 28). Ties that Blind and Ties that Bind: Race Awareness & Class Consciousness. Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Studies in Education (CSSE), Quebec City, Quebec.
  • P. Orlowski (2000, May 27). A Class Act: How Working-Class Youth Perceive Racism & Economic Inequality. Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Studies in Education (CSSE), Edmonton, Alberta.
  • P. Orlowski (2000, May 27). Globalization & White Working-Class Youth: The Case for Pedagogy to Address White Defensiveness. Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Studies in Education (CSSE), Edmonton, Alberta.