Dr. Adrian M. Downey
Office: Seton 565
Phone: (902) 457-6714
Fax: (902) 457-4911
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).
Indigenous Literatures in the Classroom (Special Topic)
Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education (Special Topic)
Foundations of Curriculum Studies II
Social and Cultural Contexts of Teaching and Learning
Interdisciplinary Foundations of Education
Indigenous Knowledges and The Curriculum
Philosophy of Education
Research and Supervision Areas:
Affect/Emotion; Curriculum Studies; Educational Thought; Indigenous Education; Life Writing; Music; Posthumanism.
Downey, A. (2023). Affect, alpha function, and the very small: A reconsideration of teacher workload. Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 30(1), 26-41. https://journals.sfu.ca/pie/index.php/pie/article/view/1489
Downey, A. (2022). Pedagogies of attending and mourning: Posthumanism, death, and affirmative ethics. Journal of curriculum theorizing, 37(2), 18-31. https://journal.jctonline.org/index.php/jct/article/view/971
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., & 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