Department of Teacher Education
Available for Graduate Advisement
Diane Collier conducts research in the areas of multimodalities and literacies with a special interest in connections across home and school. Using critical qualitative and ethnographic case study methodologies her work focuses on the processes of textmaking, how children use community resources (particularly, popular culture), and what can be learned from children about their consumption and production of texts. Her research interests also include ethical considerations of children’s participation in research, teaching for social justice, and the use of children's literature in classrooms.
Co-Investigator 2014-2019 - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grant Award. Making/Re-Making Canadian Families: A Visual, Narrative, and Longitudinal Study of Family Practices and Family Photographs.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Andrea Doucet, Sociology, Brock
Co-investigator: Dr. Jennifer Rowsell, Education, Brock
Multiliteracies Centre, Brock; Masters in Social Justice and Equity Studies, Brock; Social Justice Research Institute, Brock
(Theories of Literacy)
Literacies, Writing, Popular Culture, Ethnography, Ethical research with children, and Qualitative Methods
Rowsell, J. & Collier, D. (Upcoming, 2016-17). Researching multimodality in language and education. Invited chapter for K. King & L. Yi-Ju (Eds.), Vol. 10: Research Methods,Encyclopedia of Language and Education. Submitted October, 2014.
Burke, A. & Collier, D. (In Press). I was kind of teaching myself”: Teacher’s conversations about social justice and teaching for change. Teacher Development, accepted July 6, 2015.
Collier, D. R. & Kendrick, M. (In Press). I wish I was
a lion, a puppy: A multimodal view of writing-process assessment. Pedagogies, accepted April 14, 2015.
Collier, D. & Rowsell, J. (2014). A room with a view: Revisiting the multiliteracies manifesto, twenty years on. Fremdsprachen Lehren und Lernen, 43 (2), 12-28.
Collier, D., Moffatt, L., & Perry, M. (2014). Talking, wrestling, and recycling: An investigation of three analytic approaches to qualitative data in education research. Qualitative Research, 15 (3), 389-404.
Collier, D. (2014). “I’m just trying to be tough, okay”: Masculine performances of everyday practices. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 15 (2), 203-226.
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