Robert Regnier

Robert Regnier

Professor, Educational Foundations

Research areas


philosophy of education; process teaching and learning; ecological education; learning as valuing; teaching and learning at university;

Curriculum Vitae


On Leave  Until June 30, 2015

Professional Degrees
B.A. (Philosophy) University of Saskatchewan, 1968.
M.Ed. (Philosophy of Education) University of Saskatchewan, 1972.

Principal courses taught
EDFDT 101.3 Introduction to Education
EDFDT 435.3 Educational Thought and Values
EDFDT 454.3/854.3 International Study Tour
EDFDT 481 Environment and Education
EDFDT 830.3 Philosophy of Education: Methods of Investigation
EDFDT 874.3 School PLUS: Justice, Compassion and Diversity in Education
EDFDT 880.3 Ecological Education for Regeneration: Process Perspectives
EFDT 881 Education Wisdom and Nature

Areas of Specialization and Research

  • Learning as Valuing:  A Critical Process Approach
  • Ecological Education
  • Teaching and learning at University
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Process Philosophy - http://www.usask.ca/usppru/

Current Research Project
Learning as Valuing: A Constructive Postmodern Philosophy of Education

Awards
Environmental Activist Award, Saskatchewan Eco-Network, April 1, 2011.
Appointed to the Canadian Teacher’s Federation Panel of Academic Experts 2010-2013.
Commemorative Medal for the Queen's Golden Jubilee presented by Her Honour the Lieutenant Governor of    Saskatchewan
Educator of the Year Award (Post-Secondary), Saskatoon Inner City Preschool Foundation, 1997
Canadian Association for the Foundations of Education, Article of the Year Award, June 1996

International Study Tour Director/Instructor
1999 EDFDT 899.6 - International Education Study Tour CUBA (Ecological Education for Peace and Justice (SS 97)
1996 EDFDT 899.6 - International Education Study Tour COSTA RICA (Ecological Education for Peace and Justice (SS 97)

Books

R. H. Regnier, C. Haig-Brown, K. Hodgson-Smith and J. Archibald, 1997. Making the Spirit Dance Within. Toronto: Our Schools/Our Selves, June.

R.H. Regnier, J. Hull & M. Murphy, 1982. Underdevelopment and Education: A Selected AnnotateBibliography for Saskatchewan Educators. Saskatoon: Division of Extension and Community Relations, University of Saskatchewan, 280 pp.

R.H. Regnier & P. Legg, 1977. Our Children are Waiting: A Study of Federal and Band Operated Reserve Schools in the Saskatchewan Region of the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs. Saskatchewan Indian Cultural College, 627 pp.

Chapters in Books

Regnier, R.H. 2009, Cosmological Foundations of Learning as Valuing in The Adventure of Education: Process Philosophers on Learning, Teaching, and Research. Scarfe, Adam C. (Ed.) Amsterdam/New York, NY, 2009, VIII, 227 pp.

Regnier, R.H. 2005.  Prophetic Visions for Professional Teachers: A Whiteheadian Perspective
on Designing University Courses, Ed. Franz Riffert, Learning and Teaching from a Whiteheadian Point of View, (Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2005): 323-345.

R.H. Regnier, 1996. The Sacred Circle: A Process Pedagogy of Healing, Benson, G. Griffith, Eds, Process, Epistemology and Education: Recent Work in Educational Process Philosophy, Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.

R.H. Regnier, 1995. The Sacred Circle: A First Nations Approach to Healing at an Urban High School, Barman, G. and Marie Battiste, Indian Education in Canada, University of British Columbia Press.

RH. Regnier, 1995. Warrior as Pedagogue, Pedagogue as Warrior: Preliminary Reflections on Aboriginal Anti-Racist Pedagogy, Ng, R. (Ed.), Anti-Racist, Feminism, and Critical Approaches to Education, Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing Group Inc.

R.H. Regnier, 1993. The Sacred Circle: A Process Pedagogy of Healing. In G. Benson (Ed.), Process,Epistemology and Education: Recent work in Process Philosophy, Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press Inc., 97-111.

R.H. Regnier & B. McLean, 1986. Hegemony In Education: The Nuclear Industry in Northern Schools. Political Economy of Canadian Schooling, edited by Terry Wotherspoon, Methuen Publications, 1986.

R.H. Regnier, 1986. Core Curriculum Seminar: Observations of a Participant. So Much For The Mind, Toronto: Kegan and Woo, 12p.

R.H. Regnier, 1986. Directions: Maximum Consultation and Minimum Rationality. So Much For The Mind, Toronto: Kegan and Woo, 23p.

Papers in Refereed Journals

Regnier, R. H. (2009) “Education for Sustainable Development Through Learning as Valuing,” Tattva: A Journal of Philosophy, Christ University,

Adam, Scarfe, Mark Flynn, Robert Regnier, Ed Thompson, Toward Woodhouse  2007. Toward A Humanized Science of the Mind, Interchange, Vol 38/2, 175-19.

Regnier, R.H. 2006.  Cosmological Foundations of Imagination in Learning:  A Whiteheadian Perspective, Process Studies (34/2), 178-191. 

Regnier, R.H. 2005.  “Prophetic Visions for Professional Teachers:  A Whiteheadian Perspective on Designing University Courses,” Interchange Special Edition, Volume 36, No 1 – 2.95-120.

Regnier, R. H.2003 “Holistic Apprehension in Education for the Soul,” Process Papers, Volume 7, February.

R.H. Regnier, 2000. “More Better Schools: Whitehead’s Legacy,” Interchange, 31(1),

R.H. Regnier, 1997. "The Limits of Empowerment in Anti-Nuclear Advocacy," The Canadian Journal
for the Study of Adult Education
, 10 (2).

R.H. Regnier, 1997. Mathematics as the Metaphysicis of Education: A Misplaced Foundation, Interchange, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 28 (2-3) 245-272, April.

R.H. Regnier. 1995. Bridging Western and First Nations Thought: Balanced Education in Whitehead's Philosophy of Organism and the Sacred circle. Interchange, 24 (4), 383-415.

R.H. Regnier, 1994. The Sacred Circle: A Process Pedagogy of Healing. Interchange, Vol. 25/2, 129-144.

R.H. Regnier, 1993. The Imperative for Nuclear Responsibility: Facing the Weapons Legacy in School.
Consensus: A Canadian Lutheran Journal of Theology, Vol. 19, No. 2, 54-71.

R.H. Regnier, 1991. Nuclear Advocacy and Adult Education: A Case for Counter-Hegemonic Struggle. The Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, V(2).

R.H. Regnier, 1987. Survival Schools as Emancipatory Pedagogy. Canadian Journal of Native Education, Summer.

Administrative Positions

  • Chair, Department of Educational Foundations 2010/2011 to 2014/15
  • Executive Director, International Process Network 2006 - 2009 
  • Member, Board of Directors, Saskatchewan Alternative Initiatives, Saskatoon, 2004-present
  • Founding Co-director, International Process Network 2001- present
  • Founding Co-director, Saskatchewan Process Philosophy Research Unit, 1993- present
  • Graduate Advisor, Educational Foundations, 2002-2003
  • Chairperson, Independent Schools Review Committee, Saskatchewan Education, Government of Saskatchewan, 1997-2006.
  • Chairperson, Education Faculty Executive, 1997-98
  • Member, Aboriginal Teacher Education Committee, 1996-98
  • Member, College of Education Faculty Executive, 1996-97
  • Chairperson, Aboriginal Teacher Education Committee, 1988-93, 1994-95

Recent Conference Presentations

Regnier, R.H.  (2011 )  )  Educational Leadership for Eco-Civilization: Through Learning as Valuing Proceedings of Many Faces of Leadership, Sixteenth National Congress on Rural Education, March 27 - 29, 2011, TCU Place, Saskatoon SK.

Regnier, R.H.  (2011)  “Words of Appreciation,” Kachappily, K. Process, Religion and Society, Proceedings of the Seventh International Whitehead Society 2009, Process Series 1, 16-17.

Regnier, R.H. 2011, Learning As Valuing: Considerations for University Instructors in the session \Emotions, Feelings, Commitment, Creativity: Process Approaches to Teaching and Learning with Howard Woodhouse, Edward Thompson, From here to the HorizonJune 15-18, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,

Regnier, R.H. 2011, Five Dimensions of Learning as Valuing in the University Classroom: A Perspectivalist View of Diversity in Education From here to the Horizon, June 15-18, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Regnier, R. H. (2009) Education for Sustainable Development Through Learning as Valuing, Abstract Book, Earth, Our Common Home, 5th World Environmental Education Congress, Palais des Congres de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 10-14.

Regnier, R.H. (2009) Assessment and Accountability Through Learning as Valuing, Proceedings of the Caring Across Professions Conference May 7th & 8th, 2009 Ramada Hotel and Convention Centre Regina, Saskatchewan Hosted by Saskatchewan Instructional Development Research Unit (SIDRU), University of Regina and the Saskatchewan Association for Interprofessional Practice and Education (SAIPPE) http://www.education.uregina.ca/schoolplus/Assessment%20and%20Accountability%20 Through%20Learning%20as%20Valuingppt.pdf

Regnier, R.H. (2009) Learning as Valuing in a Cardiac Rehabilitation Workshop: Toward A Process Philosophy Approach to Chronic Care Education Proceedings of the Caring Across Professions Conference May 7th & 8th, 2009 Ramada Hotel and Convention Centre Regina, Saskatchewan Hosted

Regnier, R.H. (2008) Learning as Valuing in Education for Sustainability: Foundations in Process Philosophy, Saskatchewan United Nations Center of Expertise for Education for Sustainable Development Conference on Knowledge and Innovation for Sustainability: Assessing and Adopting Beneficial Practices, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, May 25-27, 2008.

Regnier, R.H. (2008) Knowledge and Innovation Through Transformative Ecological Education: Toward Learning as Valuing, Saskatchewan United Nations Center of Expertise for Education for Sustainable Development Conference on Knowledge and Innovation for Sustainability: Assessing and Adopting Beneficial Practices, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, 2008.