Bio (Pamela Richardson)
Education and Technology
As the program head for the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Management program in the School of Education and Technology, Pamela Richardson is passionate about building inclusive and transformative learning communities. Her interests include:
- Inclusive education, critical ability studies and giftedness
- Arts-based educational research
- Poetic inquiry, narrative inquiry, life writing and social fiction
- Mindfulness, living inquiry and contemplative education
- Curriculum studies within teacher/leader education
- Practitioner inquiry and self-study
- Collaborative writing
Pamela began teaching in 2001 at the secondary and post-secondary levels. She has taught courses in curriculum, instruction and assessment; building school communities; human development; inclusive and special education; gifted education and English language arts methods.
Prior to starting work at Royal Roads in 2015, she taught at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan), Simon Fraser University and Vancouver Island University. While at UBC (Okanagan), Pamela co-founded the Interdisciplinary Dis/ability and Inclusion Research Collaborative (IDIRC), an active cross-faculty research group whose aim is to build knowledge and community through critical perspectives on disability.
Pamela’s PhD in Special Education, completed at the University of British Columbia, was a living and arts-based inquiry into giftedness. She holds an MA in Special Education (University of British Columbia), a Bachelor of Education in Intermediate/Secondary teaching with a focus on gender and anti-racist perspectives (University of Ottawa) and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Music (Carleton University). Pamela is a certified K-12 teacher in British Columbia.