Dr. Adrian M. Downey
Office: Seton 411
Fax: (902) 457-4911
Adrian M. Downey is Mi’kmaq with family ties in the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation. He holds undergraduate degrees in music and education from Bishop’s University (2012; 2013), a Master of Arts in Education focused in curriculum theory from Mount Saint Vincent University (2017), and a PhD in Educational Studies focused in foundations of education and curriculum theory from the University of New Brunswick (2020).
EDUC 5321-04, Philosophy of Education, Winter 2021
GCRD 6302-01, Foundations of Curriculum Studies, Winter 2021
EDUC 5321-02, Philosophy of Education, Fall 2020
EDUC 5602-01, SS: Indigenous Knowledge and The Curriculum, Fall 2020
Research and Supervision Areas:
Foundations of Education
Currere and Autobiography
Death and Dying Education
Identity and Privilege
Spirituality in Education
Downey, A., & Sagy, G. (2020). Love songs: conversations with the Earth and each other. Artizein, 5(1), 147-168.
Downey, A. (2020, August). Book Review: Kiskajeyi—I am ready: A hermeneutic exploration of Mi’kmaq komqwejwi’kasikl poetry. Dawnland Voices, 9.
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.
Downey, A. (2019). Mindset and meditative inquiry. Journal of Educational Thought, 52(2),130-142.
Downey, A. (2019). Revisiting Bucket Truck: Locally engaged public intellectuals. The Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education, 10(1), 89-98.
Downey, A. (2018). The metamorphic, the subtle, and the awkward: Three thoughts on Indigenization. Proceedings of the Atlantic Universities’ Teaching Showcase, 22, 1-5.
Downey, A. (2017). Listening for reconciliation and beyond. Proceedings of the Atlantic Universities’ Teaching Showcase, 21, 67-72.