Associate Professor

BA (Shandong, China); MEd, PhD (Alberta)

Dr. Linyuan Guo-Brennan is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), Canada. As the Academic Lead of Specialization of International Education and the Masters of Education with Global Perspectives program at UPEI, her teaching and research focuses on international and comparative education, global citizenship education, international development, and quantitative/interpretive research methodology.

Dr. Guo-Brennan is a scholar with interdisciplinary practical wisdoms and has published extensively on comparative educational systems and curriculum traditions, preparing globally competent educators, internalization in higher education, large scale curriculum change and culturally responsive curriculum and pedagogy. The large scale research projects she has directed and involved include studies on preparing globally competent educators, students’ global competency in higher education, the impact of market economy on education in China, and building welcoming communities for immigrant and refugee youth in Canada.

Dr. Guo-Brennan has a doctoral degree in Curriculum Studies (international) and MEd degree in Administration and Leadership in Post-secondary Education from University of Alberta. She has a BA degree in English Linguistics and Literature from China.

Dr. Guo-Brennan is the recipient of UPEI’s inaugural Internationalization Excellence Award in 2015 as the recognition of her contribution to institutional internationalization and the field of International Education.

Recent Publications

Conducting hermeneutic research in international settings: Philosophical, practical, and ethical considerations

Journal of Applied Hermeneutics, 2017

Expanding horizons of curriculum wisdoms

Chinese education models in a global age, 2016

Multi-stakeholder partnership in teacher education and development

Comparative and international education/Education comparee et internationale, 2016

Preparing teachers to educate for 21st century global citizenship

Journal of Global Citizenship & Equity Education, 2014

Changes in Chinese education under globalisation and market economy

Compare, 2013

Research Classification

  • No classification given

Research Interests

  • Hermeneutics
  • International education
  • Global citizenship education
  • Curriculum theory and development
  • Curriculum and institutional internationalization
  • Education change
  • Interpretive inquiry
  • Teacher education
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