#20 Learning Matters with Allyson Jule
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On this episode of Learning Matter, Allyson Jule, Dean and Professor in the School of Education at TWU, discusses gender, language and becoming a compassionate educator.

Allyson Jule’s main area of research is gender and education -- in particular, the area of gender and language use in the classroom. She has written extensively on the topic of gendered performances as revealed in speech patterns in varying contexts and exploring teachers’ use of “linguistic space.”

Dr. Jule is the Dean of Education at TWU. She is currently the Chair of the Association of the BC Deans of Education which connects to the BC Teachers Council. She is past President of Canada's Women's and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministe. Allyson completed her PhD in London, England and is a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford's International Gender Studies Centre (at Lady Margaret Hall). She is on the editorial board of Gender and Education, Women and Language Journal, and the Contemporary Journal of Religion. She is the author of 10 books, including: Gender, Participation and Silence in the Language Classroom: Sh-shushing the Girls(2004), A Beginner's Guide to Language and Gender (2018), and Speaking Up: Gender and Language (2019). Most recently, she edited The Compassionate Educator: Understanding Social Issues in Canadian School in 2019. Other books include Shifting Visions: Gender and Discourse (2015), Gender and the Language of Religion (2005); Language and Religious Identity: Women in Discourse (2007). Jule is co-editor with Bettina Tate Pedersen of Being Feminist, Being Christian: Essays from Academia (2006) and Facing Challenges: Feminism in Christian Higher Education and Other Places (2015).

Dr. Jule won TWU’s Davis Distinguished Teaching Award in 2011 and was named one of Canada’s top 10 university professors for 2016. She was awarded the prestigious 3M Teaching Fellowship for excellence in university teaching and leadership, the only time a TWU professor has earned the Fellowship.

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