Colin Walker

University of Calgary

Colin Walker is currently completing his PhD in Educational Leadership at the University of Calgary. His publication topics include foreign language anxiety, motivation, and storytelling. Along the way, his ideas have been received with interest and curiosity at international conferences, including KOTESOL and JALT. Email:


Leading Change Through Design-Based Research

College & University Education
Mon, Nov 23, 10:45-11:10 JST

This presentation uses principles of design-based research to explain the development of a course titled “Presentation & Debate” at a midsize university. Working with the students, the researcher answered key pedagogic decisions including the scheduling and selection of captains, teams, debate topics, and evaluation criteria. Through cycles of iteration, this led to the design of a guide for students to develop and articulate their ideas in a formal debate.