Field Placement Coordinator; Sessional Lecturer
BASc (Guelph); BEd (Ottawa); MEd (UPEI)
Charlene VanLeeuwen obtained her Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Guelph. She has also completed Education degrees from the University of Ottawa (B.Ed.) and the University of Prince Edward Island (M.Ed.). Her experience as an undergraduate student in a Family Studies Co-op program stands her in good stead in her work as Field Placement Coordinator. In this capacity she arranges and supports the third and fourth year field placements for students in the Family Science and Child and Family Studies programs.
She has been a Certified Family Life Educator through the National Council on Family Relations since 2008. She teaches a variety of family science courses, in online and face-to-face classes, including Dynamics of Family Living, Professional Practice with Children and Families, and Field Placement I and II. Her current research interests involve: 1) collaboration with colleagues in Canada and Kenya where they are looking at evidence-based approaches to enhance student preparation for field placement experiences and 2) the scholarship of online teaching and learning (SoTL) in Family Science.
Charlene is an active member of the Family Science Association and is presently serving the association as the website manager. She is also working on her Ph.D. in Educational Studies. She completed her course work in early 2015 and is currently working toward completion of her comprehensive e-portfolio.
- Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 2018
- Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement, 2018
- Journal of Applied Hermeneutics, 2017
- Field-based learning in family life education, 2015
- University of Prince Edward Island, 2003
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