Academic Homepage

Gavan Watson, PhD

Associate Director, eLearning,
Teaching Support Centre,
Western University.

Welcome.

What originally began as my personal blog has transformed over time as my own life has changed: when I started creating websites in 1996, I was an undergraduate student and today I am now a father, husband, educational developer & environmental educator. I’ve had the opportunity to write about creating an on-line presence in the context of academia and what originally started as personal blog has slowly transformed, like me, to become a website that also communicates my own professional & scholarly practice.

Links

Educational Development Portfolio
Teaching Dossier
Artifacts and Evidence

PhD Research and  Dissertation
Media Appearances
Publications (opens in a new window)
Academia.edu Homepage (opens in new window)

Academic Vitae (pdf)

Contact Information

address: 122 Weldon Library, Western University, London, Ontario N6A 3K7.
email: gavan.watson [add ampersand] uwo.ca
phone: +1-519-661-2111 x. 84612
twitter: @gavatron (opens in new window)

Research Interests

environmental education; teaching & learning in higher education; technology-enhanced learning, scholarship of teaching and learning; critical reflection; social media and the higher ed classroom; graduate student teaching development; scholarship of curriculum development; biodiversity education; environmental philosophy & ethics; non-formal (or free-choice) learning; animal-human relationships; perceptions of animals; natural history & naturalists; nature interpretation; birdwatching, birders & birds; actor-network theory; qualitative research methods