Dr. Candace Figg

Faculty of Education

Dr. Candace Figg

Associate Professor (PhD)
Chair, Department of Teacher Education
Available for Graduate Advisement

Dr. Candace Figg is an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education. After teaching in Texas public schools for 15 years, she returned to the University of Texas to complete her doctoral studies. Her doctoral research focused on the influence of teachers’ beliefs on the effective integration of technology into daily classroom teaching. She currently teaches courses in educational technology, including the "Teaching and Learning with Computers" course for P/J and J/I teacher candidates. She has co-authored the text A Handy Guide to Teaching and Learning with Technology: Designs for Unpacking Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK). Dr. Figg's research interests include the development of Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK) in teacher candidates, the impact of tech leadership upon technology use in classrooms, the influence of mobile and emerging technologies on 21st century teaching and learning, and the use of social network media to impact professional learning.

Courses Taught

EDUC8Y24/EDUC8Y34: Teaching and Learning with Computers for P/J and J/I
EDUC8D09: Principles and Practices for Professional Certification
EDUC 9F61: Computers in the Classroom Part 1

Research Interests

Technology for teaching and learning; Online and distance education; Teacher education: Technology integration in teaching practice, curriculum and instruction; Research methodology: Qualitative and survey methods

Representative Publications

A Handy Guide to Teaching and Learning with Technology: Designs for Unpacking Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK)

Book Chapters

Figg, C., & Jaipal, K. (accepted for publication). Reflecting on the nature of the research question for practicing Collaborative Action Research. In J. Bennett et al. (Eds.), Collaborative Action Research: Empowering Teachers as Researchers. Toronto: Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Figg, C., & McCartney, R. (2010). Impacting academic achievement with student learners teaching digital storytelling to others: The ATTTCSE Digital Video Project. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (English), 10(1). Available at http://www.citejournal.org/vol10/iss1/languagearts/article3.cfm

Figg, C., Wenrick, M., Youker, C., Heilman, J., & Schnieder, C. (2010). Implications and benefits of a long-term peer debriefing experience. Brock Education, 19(1).

Ward-McCartney, R., & Figg, C. (2010). Iconic story mapping: Creating Roundhouse Diagrams via technology. Teaching & Learning, 6(1).

Jaipal, K., & Figg, C. (in press). Unpacking the “Total PACKage”: Emergent TPACK characteristics from a study of pre-service teachers teaching with technology. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 18(3).

Gallagher, T., Griffin, S., Ciuffetelli Parker, D., Kitchen, J., & Figg, C. (in press). Establishing and sustaining community through self-study: Pre-tenure teacher educators developing professionally. Teaching and Teacher Education.

Jaipal, K., & Figg, C. (2009).Using video games in science instruction: Pedagogical, social, and concept-related aspects. Canadian Journal for Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education, 9(2), 117-134.

Figg, C., & Jaipal, K. (2009). Engaging 21st learners and differentiating instruction with technology. Teaching and Learning, 5(1), 1-12.

Figg, C., Ward McCartney, R., & Gonsoulin, W. (2009). Differentiating instruction with digital storytelling while making connections to critical literacy. Teaching and Learning, 5(1), 31-44.

Figg, C., Griffin, S., Lu, C., & Vietgen, P. (2008). New faculty cross borders through self-study in teacher education: Global horizons. Brock Education, (1)17-33.

Ray, J. & Figg, C. (2006). Six experience-based guidelines for successful synchronous chat. ACET Journal of Computer Education and Research (4)1, 9-15.

Gonsoulin, W., Ward, R.E., & Figg, C. (2006). Learning by Leading: Using best practices to develop leadership skills in at-risk and gifted populations. Education (126)3, 690-701.

Figg, C., & Burson, J. (2005). Across the curriculum with handheld computers. Computers in the Schools (22)3/4, 131-144.

Ward, R. E., Figg, C., & Keller, M. (2003). Rooted in forestry. ScienceScope, 26(6), 14-19. Related website: http://www.figg.com/UL_forestry_lesson.

Harris, J. & Figg, C. (November 2000). Participating from the sidelines, on-line: Facilitation of telementoring projects. ACM Journal of Computer Documentation, 24(4, November), 227-236.

Candace Figg profile photo behind blue background
Dr. Candace Figg
Faculty of Education

Brock University
St. Catharines, On.

Office: WH 111
T: 905 688 5550 x5347
E: candace.figg@brocku.ca


Social media for researchers workshop
January 27, 2016 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
SSHRC Insight Development Grant Writing Workshops
January 11, 2016 - 9:00am - January 14, 2016 - 12:00pm
PhD in Education Portfolio Defence - Owen Webb
January 7, 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm