April 30, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Marianne McTavish on receiving a 2021 ABCDE Teacher Educator Award
The Association of British Columbia Deans of Education (ABCDE) recognizes exceptional individuals at their annual Teacher Education Roundtable, where the Teacher Educator Award is presented to an individual or individuals at the school- or university-level who have distinguished themselves in partnering with a teacher education program in British Columbia.
Dr. McTavish, Associate Dean, Teacher Education and Professor of Teaching, Department of Language and Literacy Education, has been a passionate, inspirational and influential educator for more than 30 years. Her research and scholarship in literacy learning in the 21st century have deeply informed her substantive contributions to the Faculty’s teacher education program. As a member of the CREATE team that designed the BEd program that launched in 2013, Dr. McTavish ensured that changing notions of literacy in the 21st century and related courses were included in the new program, and she continues to ensure that the program’s courses reflect current research and practice. She also remains an active researcher, having just completed a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) partnership grant focusing on children’s oral language and writing development through play.
To learn more about Dr. McTavish’s work, research and publications, visit her profile.
To learn more about the award, visit ABCDE’s awards page.
To learn more about 2021 ABCDE Teacher Educator Award recipient, Anne MacLean, Lecturer, Okanagan School of Education, UBC Faculty of Education, visit the School’s announcement page.