Dr. Patrick Lewis

Associate Dean, Faculty Development and Human Resources
Professor - Early Childhood Education

Office: ED 309
E-mail: Patrick.Lewis@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5353
Fax: 306-585-5330

Research interests

My area of teaching and research interests cut across several landscapes including but not limited to:

  • Play, Art and Narrative
  • Trauma-informed teaching
  • Storytelling, Autoethnography, and Narrative Inquiry
  • Spirituality of Play
  • Treaty Education
  • Indigenization

Areas of Expertise and Academic Work

I am a storyteller-teacher-researcher.

Academic Qualifications

Ph.D. University of Queensland Graduate School of Education, Brisbane, Australia, 2000

M.A. (Curriculum Studies)
Faculty of Education University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada, 1995

Professional Teaching Certificate
Multicultural Teacher Education Program, Faculty of Education University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 1987

B.A.
(Political Science, Minor: History) Faculty of Social Sciences University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta,
Canada, 1983

 

Biographical Information

I was born and I am still here.

 

Professional Experience

2018-present  Associate Dean, Faculty Development & Human Resources
Faculty of Education, Early Childhood Education,
University of Regina

2016-present  Professor
Faculty of Education, Early Childhood Education,
University of Regina

2008-2016 Associate Professor
Faculty of Education, Early Childhood Education,
University of Regina

2004-2008 Assistant Professor
Faculty of Education, Early Childhood Education
University of Regina

2001-2004 Vice-Principal, McKenzie Elementary School
Victoria, B.C. Grade 6/7 classroom

1998-2001 Primary Teacher, Saltspring Elementary
Saltspring Island, Grade 2/3; Grade 3/4

1997-1998 Primary Teacher, Fulford School
Saltspring Island, Grade 1/2 primary classroom

1992-1996 Primary/Elementary Teacher, Pender Islands School
Grade 3/4 classroom; Grade7/8 Drama and Social Studies;
Grade 3/4 classroom; Grade 6/7/8 Drama; Grade 1/2/3 classroom;
Grade 2/3 and 7 Fine Arts; Grade 4/5 classroom

1990-1992 Curriculum Developer & Writer
Secondment Position, British Columbia Ministry of Education. Distance Education Branch
Developing and writing K-3 Primary Modules for Distance Learning

1987-1990 Primary Teacher, Pender Islands School
Grade 1/2 classroom

 

Graduate student research

I work with both M.Ed. and Ph.D. students in the Curriculum and Instruction. If you are interested in pursuing graduate level studies in Early Childhood, please contact me directly. I am also involved in supporting graduate students whose interests and work travel outside the Early Childhood area.

 

Publications, research reports, and presentations (last five years)

Editor-in-Chief

in education is a peer-reviewed, open access journal based in the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina, in Saskatchewan, Canada. The journal has been in existence since 1993, but published its first issue as an online journal in December of 2009. http://ineducation.ca/

 

Editorial Board Member

Qualitative Inquiry SAGE journals

Canadian Children: Journal of the Canadian Association for Young Children

 

Books, Chapters and Journal Articles

2019          King, A., Brass, D. & Lewis, P., Indigenizing the Academy: Listen to the Stories. In S. Wilson, A.
                  Breen, L. Dupré (Eds.). Research as Reconciliation. Toronto, ON: Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press.

2019          The Spirituality of Play. In S. Jagger (Ed.). Foundations of Early Years Education: A Canadian
                  Perspective. Toronto, ON: Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press.

2019          Storytelling as Qualitative Research (with K. Hildebrandt). SAGE Encyclopedia of Research Methods.
                  https://methods.sagepub.com/foundations/storytelling-as-qualitative-research?fromsearch=true

2018          Indigenous Qualitative Inquiry in the Neoliberal Public Sphere. In N. Denzin & M. Giardina (Eds.),
                  Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Research. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

2018          Lewis, P. What does it mean to be an ally (Part II)? International Review of Qualitative Research,
                  11(1), 46–50.

2017          Ricketts, K. & Lewis, P. Dialogue on Play. Guest Editors of special issue of Journal of Childhood
                  Studies: Rethinking the ludic form, Imagining Play as Otherwise.42(3).
                  https://journals.uvic.ca/index.php/jcs/issue/view/1335

2017          Lewis, P. (2017). A Story of Identity: A Cautionary Tale. AlterNative: An International Journal of
                  Indigenous Peoples. 13(2), 114-121

2017          Lewis, P. The erosion of play. International Journal of Play. 6(1), 10-23.                 

2017          Fast, E., Helferty, A., Cameron, R., & Lewis, P. Editorial special issue, Indigenous knowledges:
                  Reclaiming space in contemporary research in International Review of Qualitative Research. 9(4),
                  381—384.

2016          Cameron, R., Fast, E., Helferty, A. & Lewis, P. Editorial special issue, Indigenous knowledge as mode of
                  inquiry in International Review of Qualitative Research. 9(3), 273—276.

2016          Lewis, P. Indigenous methodologies as a way of social transformation: What does it mean to be an
                  ally? (I) International Review of Qualitative Research, 9(2), pp. 192–194.

2016          Hildebrandt, K., Lewis, P., Kreuger, C., Naytowhow, J., Tupper, J., Couros, A. and Montgomery, K. Digital
                  Storytelling for Historical Understanding: Treaty Education for Reconciliation. Journal of Social Science
                  Education. 15(1), 17-26.

2015          The three R’s remembering, revisiting, and reworking: How we think, but not in school. In N. Denzin &
                  M. Giardina (Eds.), Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Research. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.
 

Papers at Conferences

2019          Presenter at International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign IL, University of Illinois May 15th to 18th.
- Narrative Performance Panel: On being Associate Dean
- Stumbling toward Indigenization, reconciliation, decolonization: We acknowledge the land, now what?
- Arts-Based Research: Helping or Hurting (co presenter with Karen Wallace)
- Plenary Performance/Key note of Arts based Research SIG: Reconceptualizing the Archetypal Journey with
   Karen Wallace (lead), Kathryn Ricketts, Joseph Naytowhow
- MC of Indigenous Inquiries Circle Awards Pre-conference of IIC May 15th
- MC for Awards Ceremony of International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry May 17th

2018          Congress [CSSE] 2018 organized three Community Connections events with colleagues Marc Spooner and
                  Mike Cappello, Talkin’ about school & society:
                  How do we support gender and sexually diverse kids in a homophobic world?
                  Sunday May 27th, 10:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m. RIC Atrium
                  Navigating respect, trust, and ethics in Settler and Indigenous collaborations
                  Tuesday May 29th, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Malty National 1130 15th Ave, Regina,
                  Why is Canada still last in childcare and early learning?
                  Wednesday, May 30th, 4:30-6:30pm, CW215 (former University Club)

 

2018          May 18th, 2018 International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (May 16th-19th) Champaign IL. Panel member of,
                  Reconceptualizing the Archetypal Journey.

2018          May 18th, 2018 International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (May 16th-19th) Champaign IL. Panel member of
                  Arts-Based Research Plenary: Those who are left standing; Exploring creative practices attending to grief. 

2018          May 29th, 2018 CSSE, Panel: Indigenizing the Academy: What does that mean? with Anna-Leah King and
                  Dustin Brass, for CASIE.

2017          Spotlight Panel at International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry: Indigenous qualitative inquiry in the
                  neoliberal public sphere. May 20th, 2017.

2017          Panel: Indigenous Forms of Peer Review at International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry May 19th, 2017. 

2017          Plenary: Narrative Performance. Storytelling research in a post-truth context: “That reminds me of a story…”
                  at International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry May 19th, 2017.

2017          Led a research methods workshop at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry May 18th, 2017.
                  Storytelling as research/Research as storytelling with Elder Joseph Naytowhow.

2016          Pimosayta (learning to walk together) with Karen Wallace & Joseph Naytowhow July 27th as part of the STF
                  (SK Teachers Federation) short course: Walking Together: Education as Reconciliation. Also helped plan and
                  facilitate the day

2016          Invited panelist “Overcoming attacks on freedom of speech through Qualitative Inquiry” May 18-21st.
                  International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry Champaign IL.

2016          Formed, Chaired and presented panel, “Narrative and Performance” for International Congress of Qualitative
                  Inquiry May 18th to 21st, Champaign IL. My paper: The Story Curriculum and Play Pedagogy

2016          Pimosayta (learning to walk together) with Karen Wallace & Joseph Naytowhow May 18-21 2016
                  International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry Champaign-Urbana, IL.

2016          CSSE Conference Calgary AB May 29th to June 1st, 2016. Panel member of: Because it’s 2015: Will Canada
                  implement a federal, public early childhood education and care system? with Dr. Pam Whitty, Dr. Sherry Rose,
                  Dr. Jane Hewes and Professor Monica Lysack.

2015          Theory and Method Seminar Series (UR Education). Story Curriculum and Play Pedagogy with Children &
                  Youth. Kathryn Ricketts & Patrick Lewis. Nov. 18th

2015          Last again: Why can’t Canada move up the world rating scale on Early Childhood Education and Care?
                  Coordinated Panel submission to the 23rd Annual RECE conference (Reconceptualising Early Childhood
                  Education) in Dublin, Ireland, October 27th to 31st. Panel members were ECE researchers/scholars from
                  four provinces of Canada.

2015          Keynote Speaker at the Annual Saskatchewan ECEC (Early Childhood Education Conference) October 17th.
                  The Centrality of Storytelling in Early Literacy: Play and Narrative Imagining.

2015          Storytelling Workshop at ECEC (Early Childhood Education Conference) October 17th, 2015: I couldn’t
                  possibly tell a story! Yes you can!

2015          Timpahamatowin/Ostisimaw-asinahikan: Researching Teaching Treaty Education 2.0 Paper presentation with
                  Elder Joseph Naytowhow at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry Champaign IL May 19th to 23rd.
                  It was in the Indigenous Inquiries track of the Congress.

2015          Formed and Chaired panel, “Narrative and Performance” for International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry
                  May 20th to 23rd, Champaign IL. My title, Why that story and not this one, yes this one here?

2015          Invited panellist “Indigenous methodologies and the construction of new critical qualitative inquiry”
                  International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry May 20th to 23rd, Champaign IL.