Dr. Adrian M. Downey
Assistant Professor
Office: Seton 419
Phone: (902) 457-6714
Fax: (902) 457-4911
E-mail: Adrian.Downey@msvu.ca


Adrian M. Downey holds undergraduate degrees in music and education from Bishop’s University (2012; 2013), a Master of Arts in Education focused on curriculum theory from Mount Saint Vincent University (2017), and a PhD in Educational Studies focused on the foundations of education and curriculum theory from the University of New Brunswick (2020).


Graduate Courses

Indigenous Literatures in the Classroom (Special Topic)
Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education (Special Topic)
Foundations of Curriculum Studies II

Undergraduate Courses

Social and Cultural Contexts of Teaching and Learning
Interdisciplinary Foundations of Education
Indigenous Knowledges and The Curriculum
Philosophy of Education

Research and Supervision Areas:

Broad Areas

Curriculum Theory
Foundations of Education
Indigenous Education

Specific Foci

Critical Literacies
Currere and Autobiography
Death and Dying Education
Identity and Privilege
Indigenous Knowledges
Music Education
Poetic Inquiry
Spirituality in Education

Publications (Abbreviated):

Downey, A. (2022). Mourning The Chrysalids: Currere, affect, and letting go. Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15505170.2022.2098207

Downey, A. (2022). Sadness and education: Emotion, currere, and La Dispute’s Wildlife. The Currere Exchange Journal, 6(1), 74-83. https://cej.lib.miamioh.edu/index.php/CEJ/article/view/184

Downey, A. (2021). Jiddu Krishnamurti and the fear of not being a “good” teacher. Journal of Educational Thought, 54(3), 241-256. https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/jet/article/view/74684

Downey, A. (2021). Posthuman embodiments and overuse injuries amid COVID-19. The Currere Exchange Journal, 5(1), 13-21. https://cej.lib.miamioh.edu/index.php/CEJ/article/view/130

Downey, A., & McGuire, M. (2019). Metaphors beyond the duet: A reflection on shared teaching. Canadian Music Educator, 61(1), 12-17.

Downey, A., Bell, R., Copage, K., & Whitty, P. (2019). Place-based readings toward disrupting colonized literacies: A métissage. In education, 25(2), 39-58.  https://journals.uregina.ca/ineducation/article/view/443

Downey, A. (2019). Revisiting Bucket Truck: Locally engaged public intellectuals. The Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education, 10(1), 89-98. https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/cjnse/article/view/61739