Dr. Nan Stevens
Position: Assistant Professor
Affiliation: Thompson Rivers
Phone: (250) 852-7158
InterestsDr. Stevens is a Teacher Educator in the School of the Education and Social Work at TRU. For over ten years, she coordinated the field experiences for Teacher Candidates in the Bachelor of Education program. Presently, she instructs the communication courses, career and health methods, and inclusive education theory and practice at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She completed a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)program in leadership and disability studies from the University of Calgary.
Research InterestsResearch Interests include:
teacher education, alternate education models, universal design for learning (UDL), inclusive and community-based education, and disability studies. Research methods include Action-based participatory research methods; hermeneutic phenemenology, Photovoice and arts-infused qualitative methods, inquiry, and mixed methods approaches.
Stevens, N. E. (2018, May). Photo-voice as a reflexive tool for inclusive educators. Presentation at the Inclusion BC Conference. Kelowna, BC.
Stevens, N. E. & Ramirez, G. (2018, February). Universal design in the postsecondary context; Using diverse modalities for on-line instruction. Presentation at the BC Campus Festival of Learning conference. Vancouver, BC.
Stevens, N. E. & Ramirez, G. (2018, February). Universal design in the postsecondary context. Presentation at the TRU Teaching Practices Colloquium. Kamloops, BC.
Stevens, N. E. (2018, February). An exploration of the pediatric lived experience with medical cannabis treatment: Raising awareness with health professionals and educators. WNRCASN Conference: Reimagining Nursing Education: Innovations for the Future. Calgary, AB.
Stevens, N. E. (2017, May). The Phenomenon of home in the Home Share model of housing: An exploration of one family???s lived experience using Photo-voice. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), Toronto, ON.
Stevens, N.E. (2017, May). Sensory regulation in the generalist classroom: A demonstration project. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education. (CSSE). Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
Stevens, N. E. (2017, May). Roundtable discussant for Graduate students living with mental illness. Canadian Association for Educational Psychology (CAEP). (CSSE). Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
Stevens, N.E., McKay, S.; Bruce, A. & Harvey, T. (2017, February). Workshop: Are early career teachers ready to work effectively with certified education assistants in generalist classrooms? westCAST conference. February, 2017. Nanaimo, BC.
Stevens, N. E. (2016, May). Is full inclusion working? Additional findings for the Continuum of choice model in SD#73. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), Calgary, AB.
Stevens, N. E. (2016, January). Is full inclusion working? The Continuum of educational choice in SD#73. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Hawaiian International Conference on Education (HICE). Waikiki, HA.
Stevens, N.E. (2016, January). Inclusion in teacher education Are there limits for Teacher Candidates living with mental illness? Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Hawaiian International Conference on Education (HICE). Waikiki, HA.
Calder Stegemann, K.J., Stevens, N.E. (2014, May). Inclusion in Teacher Education, Teacher Candidates with Exceptionalities: Are There Limits? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), St.Catherine's, ON.
Stevens, N.E. , Calder Stegemann, K. J., Handford, V., Rees, C., Ramirez, G., & Fraser, N. (2014, February). Examination of block design for an initial teacher education program. Paper presented at the Teaching Practices Colloquium, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC.
Calder Stegemann, K.J., and Stevens, N.E. (2014, May). Inclusion in Teacher Education. Teacher Candidates with Exceptionalities: Are There Limits? Presentation at the annual meeting of the Canadian Association for Teacher Education (CATE), Saskatoon, SK
EducationDoctor of Education (University Of Calgary), Master of Education (Adult Education)(St.Francis Xavier University), Honours Bachelor of Physical Education and Biology (McMaster University) and Bachelor of Education (secondary) (Lakehead University).
PublicationsCalder-Stegemann, K. & Stevens, N. E. (2018). Inclusion and marginalization of youth. In R. Heydon (Regional Ed.) & K. Tilleczek (Ed.-in-Chief). Set: Youth (Volume: Canada). Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies. London, UK: Bloomsbury.
Stevens, N.E. & Stegemann, K. (2016). The Need for sensory regulation methods in teacher education programs. In M. Hirschkorn & J. Mueller (Eds.), What should Canada???s teachers know? Teacher capacities: Knowledge, beliefs and skills. 537-568. Ottawa, On: Canadian Association for Teacher Education.
Stevens, N. E. (2016, June). What is mobile learning (m-learning) and how is it changing education globally? A Literature review. International journal of humanities and applied social science 1(3). 30 40. (Available at: http://ijhassnet.com/file/Nan%20Stevens2.pdf)
Calder-Stegemann, K.J, & Stevens, N.E. (2015). Inclusion in teacher education. In
L.Thomas, & M. Hirshkorn (Eds.) Change and progress in Canadian teacher education: Research and recent innovations in teacher preparation in Canada. 471-498.
Ottawa, On: Canadian Association for Teacher Education.
Stevens, N. E. (2018). Donna becomes Don: A call for school districts to better serve transgender youth. In D. Griffiths & J. Ryan. (Eds.) Case studies for inclusive educators and leaders. Burlington, ON: 171-177. Word and Deed Publishing Inc.
Stevens, N. E. (2017). Wilson case study. In K. Calder Stegemann & A. Aucoin (Eds.), Inclusive education: Stories of success and hope in a Canadian context. 37-48. Toronto, ON: Pearson Canada.
Luft, T. & Stevens, N. E. (n.d.). The Call to Engage in Inner Work as Therapists. In S. Bisson, R. Roughley, & C. Sinclair (Eds.), Counselling ethics from the margins: The lived experiences of practitioners. Publisher: TBA (chapter accepted.)
Stevens, N.E. & McKay, S. (n.d.) Certified education assistant (CEA teacher partnership in the classroom: Maximizing returns. In M. Harber & T. A. Rao (Eds.) Role of an Education Assistant: Supporting Inclusion and Diversity. Toronto, ON: Canadian Scholars' Press/Women's Press.
Employment HistoryTeaching background includes 15 years of elementary and secondary school Mathematics, Physical Education, and Cooperative Education within the inner-cities of Toronto and Vancouver.
Designed and implemented community-based educational programs for youth and adults at risk, The Gathering Place Education Center in Vancouver, BC (SD#39); and "Street School" in Kamloops Thompson School District (SD#73).
Dr.Stevens has been a faculty at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC since 2001.
Dr. Stevens has a keen interest in curriculum and program development for children, youth and adults with exceptionalities; and is an advocate for improving the quality of life for individuals with diverse abilities and their families.
Courses TaughtBachelor of Education
Interpersonal Communication 3100, 4200
School Organization 4200
Health and Career Methods 4100
Inclusive Education 4100
Practica 3100, 3200, 4100, 4200
Master of Education
EDUC 5130: Managing Multiple Systems in Inclusive Education
Professional AffiliationsBC Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch
Canadian Association of Teacher Educators (CATE)
Canadian Association of Educational Psychology (CAEP)