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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.

Courses Taught

Graduate Level:

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

Undergraduate Level:

  • EDUC 301: Anti-Oppressive Education – Ethical Beginnings
  • EDUC 303: Education in Society – Structures and Systems
  • EDUC 498: Issues & Pedagogy in the Social Sciences

Books

  • Kozolanka, K. & Orlowski, P. (accepted). Media literacy for citizenship. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press.
  • Orlowski, P. (2011). Teaching about hegemony: Race, class & democracy in the 21st century. New York: Springer, 213 pp.

Chapters in Books

  • 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.), Albany: State University of New York Press, 335-352.
  • 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.
  • Cottrell, M., Prytula, M. & Orlowski, P. (2013). Developing a new undergraduate admissions process at the University of Saskatchewan. In V. Stead (ed.), Handbook of higher education admissions policy and practice. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Orlowski, P. (2001). Ties that bind and ties than blind: Race and class intersections in the classroom. In James, C. E. & A. Shadd, (eds.), Talking about identity: Encounters in race, ethnicity, and language. Toronto: Between the Lines, 250-266.

Published Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Orlowski, P. (accepted). The light to the left: Conceptions of social justice among Christian social studies teachers. In Education. 23 (1).
  • 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. 20 (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.
  • Kelly, D. M., Brandes, G. M., & Orlowski, P. (2004). Teaching for social justice: Veteran high school teachers’ perspectives. Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly, 2 (2), 39-57.

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.
  • Orlowski, P. & Spooner, M. (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. (2012). Teacher’s guide: An agenda for social change. Our Schools Our Selves, 22 (3), 117-132.
  • 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. (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, 2016. Educational Leadership, Teacher Education, and Progressive Political Consciousness – Competing Visions in Canada. International Symposium of Educational Leadership, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, November 17th.
  • P. Orlowski, 2016. 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, October 19th.
  • P. Orlowski, 2016. 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, August 25th.
  • P. Orlowski, 2015. WE ARE TREATY PEOPLE: Exploring the Knowledge Base and Dispositions of Pre-Service Teachers in Saskatchewan on Aboriginal Issues Through an Online Interview Process. Co-Presentation with Dr. M. Cottrell at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, Illinois, April 19th.
  • P. Orlowski, 2014. Critical media literacy & social studies: Paying heed to Orwell and Huxley. Annual Conference of the American Educational Studies Association (AESA), Toronto, Ontario, November 2nd.
  • P. Orlowski, 2014. How Christian Social Studies Teachers Understand Teaching for Social Justice. Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 6th.
  • P. Orlowski, 2013. Neoliberal Globalization: Impact on K-12 Education in Saskatchewan. Annual Conference for the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), Victoria, British Columbia, June 3rd.
  • P. Orlowski, 2013. Conceptions of Social Justice Among Christian Social Studies Teachers. Annual Conference for the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), Victoria, British Columbia, June 2nd.
  • P. Orlowski, 2013. Racialized Poverty and the Promise of Schooling: Searching for Equitable Educational Outcomes for Aboriginal Peoples in Saskatchewan, Canada. Co-Presentation with Dr. M. Cottrell at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, California, April 28th.
  • P. Orlowski, 2012. Teaching from a Social Democratic or Reformist Left Perspective in an Era of Neoliberalism. Co-presentation with Dr. P. Shaker at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Vancouver, British Columbia, April 14th.
  • P. Orlowski, 2012. 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, January 6th.
  • P. Orlowski, 2011. 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, May 29th.
  • P. Orlowski, 2010. Teaching For and About Democracy, Including Its Flaws. Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Studies in Education (CSSE), Montreal, Quebec, June 1st.
  • P. Orlowski, 2010. Schools Teach About Laissez Faire Economics – Why Not Neoliberalism? Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Studies in Education (CSSE), Montreal, Quebec, May 31st.
  • P. Orlowski, 2008. 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, June 2nd.
  • P. Orlowski, 2007. Power, Politics, Policy & the Media – Hegemonic Discourses in American Corporate Media. Annual Conference of the American Educational Studies Association (AESA), Cleveland, Ohio, November 4th.
  • P. Orlowski, 2007. Teaching Social Studies in an Era of Orwellian Mega-Spin: Narratives from the Classroom. Annual Westcast Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, February 17th.
  • P. Orlowski, 2006. 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, November 6th.
  • P. Orlowski. 2005. Social Class: The Forgotten Identity Marker in Social Studies Education. Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Montreal, Quebec, April 25th.
  • P. Orlowski, 2003. From the Forests to the Classroom: The Tsimsian Experience – Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. Annual Conference for the American Society of Applied Anthropology (ASAA), Portland, Oregon, March 15th.
  • P. Orlowski, 2001. 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, May 28th.
  • P. Orlowski, 2000. A Class Act: How Working-Class Youth Perceive Racism & Economic Inequality. Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Studies in Education (CSSE), Edmonton, Alberta, May 27th.
  • P. Orlowski, 2000. 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, May 27th.