Professor Jay Wilson is Head of the Department of Curriculum Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. His program of research centers on innovative learning design, online teaching and learning, and experiential learning assessment. Dr. Wilson works to support the understanding and growth of pre-service and in-service teachers and professors through his service and scholarship.
He teaches in the areas of high school curriculum, assessment, program evaluation, technology and multimedia, and video production. Jay’s teaching has been recognized locally, nationally, and internationally in many ways including the 2017 3M National Teaching Fellowship, the University of Saskatchewan Master Teacher Award (2015), the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education D2L Innovation Award (2012), University of Saskatchewan’s Outstanding New Teacher Award (2010), and as an Apple Distinguished Educator (2011).
He is currently the acting head of Educational Administration and Educational Foundations. He serves the University of Saskatchewan broadly as the current chair of University Council.
- Ed.D., University of Southern Queensland, 2008
- M.Ed., University of Saskatchewan, 2000
- B.Ed., University of Saskatchewan, 1995
- B.A., University of Saskatchewan 1989
Dr. Wilson is strongly involved in the undergraduate and graduate program. He has served as an instructor, internship facilitator, and graduate program chair. He regularly teaches the following courses:
- ETAD 402.3 Multimedia Design and Production
- ETAD 470.3 Design and Use of Online Learning Resources
- ETAD 476.3 Video Production for Education
- ECUR 325.3 Relational Curriculum Making in the Secondary Classroom
- ECUR 165.3 Teaching in Secondary Schools
- ECUR 809.3 Introduction to Program Evaluation
- ECUR 810.3 Advanced Program Evaluation
- ETAD 803.3 Multimedia Design
- ETAD 879.3 Advanced Video Design for Learning
- ETAD 991.3 Introduction to Scholarship
Dr. Wilson's research interests center on technology skill development in educators, developing quality e-learning, and design-studio learning experiences, and studying the social impacts of technology. His current research includes investigating experiential learning and design-studio learning environments. He is a strong advocate of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL).
Service and Outreach
- Department Head, 2014- present, Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education
- Acting Department Head, August 2017 – Feb 2018, Department of Educational Foundations, College of Education
- Associate Professor, July 2014, Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education
- Assistant Professor, July 2008 – Present Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education
- Graduate Coordinator, July 2009 – Present, Educational Communications and Technology Program, Department of Curriculum Studies
Outside of the University:
- Bridge City Bicycle Co-op Member, 2018 - present
- Saskatoon Chimo Chordsmen Barbershop singing group. Master of Ceremonies, 2005-present
- Saskatoon Minor Hockey Association, Community Hockey coach, 2008- 2016
- Saskatoon Ball Hockey League, Referee, 2014-2017
- Saskatoon Public Board of Education Media School, Evan Hardy Collegiate. Festival judge of student media projects, 2007 – 2015
Graduate Student Supervision
- K. Tharani, Cross Departmental PhD College of Education, Educational Technology and Design (Supervisor)
- M. Gobeil, Cross Departmental PhD College of Education, Educational Technology and Design (Supervisor)
- W. James, Cross Departmental PhD, 2018 College of Education, Educational Technology and Design. Know your impact: the self-assessment processes of professional developers. (Supervisor)
- S. Pearce, 2016, M.Ed., (Thesis) College of Education, Curriculum Studies, A cast study of an exemplary high school physical education program and its effect on female satisfaction and engagement in physical activity. (Co-Supervisor)
- Wilson, J., Yates, T. & Purton. K. (2018). Performance, preference, and perception in experiential learning assessment The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: 9(2).
- Briere., J., & Wilson, J. (2018). Reading ability and multiliteracy among rural Saskatchewan high school students. Journal of Literacy and Technology. 19(2).
- Wilson, J., & Gobeil, M. (2018). Guitars and Makerspace: Examining the Experience of First Nations Students | Guitares et laboratoires ouverts: examen de l’expérience d’élèves des Premières Nations. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie, 43(2). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21432/T2SQ4W
- Rosaasen, N., Mainra, R., Kukha-Bryson, A., Nhin, V., Trivedi, P., Shoker, A., Wilson, J., Padmanabh, R., Mansell, H. (2018). Development of a patient-centered video series to improve education before kidney transplantation, Patient Education and Counseling, 101(9), Pages 1624-1629.
- Jones, J., Rosaasen, N., Taylor, J., Mainra, R., Shoker, A., Blackburn, D., Wilson, J. & Mansell, H. (2016). Health Literacy, Knowledge and Patient Satisfaction Prior to Kidney Transplantation Transplantation Proceedings.
- Wilson, J. (2019) International Learning Opportunities at the University of Saskatchewan. Invited Lecture for Students in the School of Education. University of Barcelona, Spain.
- Wilson, J. (2019) Canadian Instructional Practices. Invited Lecture for Students and Faculty in the School of Education. University of Barcelona, Spain.
- Wilson, J. (2018) Introduction to Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Invited Lecture for Faculty in the School of Languages. Beijing Jiaotong University, China.
- Wilson, J. (2018) Graphics for Understanding Course Outcomes. Invited Lecture for Faculty in the School of Languages. Beijing Jiaotong University, China.
- Wilson, J. (2018) Developing Intercultural Competence. Invited Lecture for Faculty in the School of Languages. Beijing Jiaotong University, China.