RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am interested in stories.

I am interested in praxis.

I am interested in resistance and transformation.

1.

Teacher Education & Transformation - Teaching teachers is my passion. Researching the ways in which teachers reflect and transform, becoming more engaged in praxis, is essential to my research. 

2.

'Progressive' Education and Democracy - Why is 'progressive' education so hard to find in practice? What is its relationship to democracy? Why do talk the talk, but fail to walk the walk?

3.

Self-Regulation in Classroom Teaching - Self-Regulation approaches can disrupt the status quo surrounding what we know as 'classroom management.' My dissertation focused on this Story. I want to know what is getting in the way of more teachers and parents taking on this subversive and empowering practice.

4.

Social Justice Education - I infuse every course I teach and every research question I ask with anti-oppression. How can this topic or research add to justice, freedom, and equality?

5.

Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Learning, & Teaching - As a settler on unceded Indigenous lands, I am committed to reconciliation and the TRC Calls to Action. I am deeply interested in decolonizing and Indigenizing research. I lean on the work of Marie Battiste and Jo-Ann Archibald.

6.

Nonviolent Communication in Teaching, Parenting, and Leadership - In my research, I have found that NVC is an example of walking the walk of democracy. I am interested in how NVC is learned and what barriers are in the way of teachers and leaders speaking and embracing NVC.

7.

Storytelling and Narrative Approaches in Research, Teaching, and Learning - Because of my interest in equality, social justice, and Indigenization, employing the equalizing method of storytelling and narratives is part of my research and writing. We can all tell stories and understand storytelling. Storytelling makes space for emotions, creativity, and the researcher as participant. 

This video is from my youtube channel. During Covid, I have been offering workshops online and creating accessible content for teachers and parents.

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Publications

Current Projects

My current projects include:

  • Turning my dissertation into a book.

  • Writing a book for teachers and teacher-candidates called "Classroom Calm: NOT a Classroom Management Book"

  • Collaborating on a children's book about freedom and self-governance; it speaks to freedom being a social commitment and not about doing whatever you want to do.

  • Writing two articles to submit to journals this Summer, both of which were accepted to Congress 2021.

  • Creating an outline for my upcoming research on teaching democracy through a trauma-informed lens.

Thesis & Dissertation

Harvey, L. C. (2020). "Those kids can't handle their freedom": A philosophical footnote exploring self-regulation in classroom teaching practice [Doctoral dissertation, University of Victoria]. Dspace Library:  https://dspace.library.uvic.ca/bitstream/handle/1828/11741/Harvey_Lyndze_PHD_2020.pdf?sequence=3&isAllowed=y 

Harvey, L. C. (2015). Letting go: A departure from liberal moral education, embracing teacher transformation, & evolving pedagogies of resistance [Master's thesis, University of Victoria]. Dspace Library:   http://dspace.library.uvic.ca/handle/1828/6679  

Academic Presentations

“Self-Regulation in Two Primary Classrooms: from supporting stress resiliency to encouraging democracy” (2021, May 30-June 3). Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference, Edmonton, Alberta.

 

“Our Progressivist Condition: Hobbes, Rousseau, and what Progressivist Education is Not” (2021, May 30-June 3). Canadian Philosophy of Education Society at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference, Edmonton, Alberta.

 

“Absence of Praxis, Absence of Progressivist: the need for pedagogical praxis for progressivist educators" (2020, May 29-June 4). [Abstract accepted for cancelled presentation]. Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference, London, Ontario.

 

“The Praxis of Self-Regulation in Two Primary Classrooms: from supporting stress resiliency to democracy” (2020, May 29-June 4). [Abstract accepted for cancelled presentation]. Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference, London, Ontario.


“‘Those kids can’t handle their freedom’: An exploration of self-regulation in classroom teaching practice in relation to progressivist goals” (2019, June). Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.

 

“‘My Philosophy of Education’ Assignments do a Disservice to Teacher Candidates, Schools, and Society” (2018, May) - Canadian Philosophy of Education Society: Congress 2018, Regina, Saskatchewan (co-author).

 

“Changing Our Point of Departure: Abandoning Scaffolding in Philosophical Method and Teaching Practice” (2018, May). Canadian Philosophy of Education Society: Congress 2018, Regina, Saskatchewan.

“Intentionally Teaching: Unintentional Lessons in the Instruction of Self-Regulation” (2017, May). Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference, Toronto, Ontario.

“A Praxis of ‘Letting Go’’ Overcoming Barriers to Enacting Freirian Liberatory Pedagogies” (2016, May). International Conference on Paulo Freire: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia.

 

“The Praxis of ‘Letting Go’: Encouraging resistance by subverting our role as teachers and parents” (2015, October). Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education: The Art of Resistance & Liberation, Victoria, British Columbia.

 

“Beyond Politics? The Origins of Why We Teach Virtues” (2015, June). Canadian Philosophy of Education Society Conference, Ottawa, Ontario.

Recent Community Presentations

“Mindfulness is My Superpower: Reducing Stress and Building Resiliency for Teacher Empowerment” (2020). Sooke Teachers Association Professional Development Day, Langford, BC

“Those Kids Can’t Handle their Freedom: Overcoming Barriers to Teaching Kids Self-Regulation” (2020). Vancouver Island Parent Conference: Victoria, BC

“Making Connections: Reflection, Reframing, Reconnecting” (2018). YMCA-YWCA Camp Thunderbird: Sooke, BC

“Letting Go: Parenting with Reflection for a Deeper Connection & Empowerment” (2018). Single Parent Resource Centre: Victoria, BC

“Letting Go: Creating Space for Learner Inquiry and Encouraging Teacher Empowerment” (2018). Margaret Jenkins Elementary School: Victoria, BC

“Letting Go: Parenting with Reflection for a Deeper Connection & Empowerment” (2018). Lambrick Preschool: Victoria, BC

“Letting Go: Creating Space for Learner Inquiry and Encouraging Teacher Empowerment” (2017). Brentwood College School: Mill Bay, BC

“Letting Go: Parenting with Reflection for a Deeper Connection & Empowerment” (2017). Metchosin Preschool: Metchosin, BC

“Anarchist Parenting & Teaching: Connecting our practice with our politics” (2017). Anarchist Bookfair: Victoria, BC: Lekwungen Territory

“The Praxis of ‘Letting Go’: Relinquishing Control & Encouraging Teacher Empowerment” (2017). Vancouver Island Parent Conference: Metchosin, BC