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Gavan Watson, PhD

Director, Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning,
Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Associate Vice President, Teaching and Learning,
Memorial University of Newfoundland.


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 started as personal blog has slowly transformed, like me, to become a website that also communicates my own professional & scholarly practice.


Educational Development Portfolio
Teaching Dossier
Artifacts and Evidence

Publications (opens in a new window)
ORCID persistent digital identifier: ORCID iD (opens in a new window)
PhD Research and Dissertation
Media Appearances

Academic Vitae (pdf)

Contact Information

address: Room ED3000, G.A. Hickman Building, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s NL. A1B 3X8.
email: gwatson [add ampersand]
phone: +1-709-864-4579
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