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Yvonne Poitras Pratt

Yvonne Poitras Pratt, PhD, is an assistant professor in UCalgary's Werklund School of Education. Yvonne is a Métis scholar whose family ancestry traces to the historic Red River Settlement and, more recently, to the Fishing Lake Métis Settlement in northeastern Alberta. 

Her research concentrates on the multiple ways in which transformative learning can be invoked within classrooms and at the community level through experiential learning and creative imaginings.

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Selected publications

  • Poitras Pratt, Y., & Danyluk, P. (2017). Learning what schooling left out: Making an Indigenous case for critical service-learning and critical pedagogy within teacher education. Canadian Journal of Education, 40 (1).
  • Poitras Pratt, Y., & Danyluk, P. (in press). Transforming teachers and practices through First Nations, Métis and Inuit community learning experiences. In D. Lund & K. Grain (Eds.), Wiley International Handbook of Service-Learning for Social Justice (pp. xx-xx). Boston, MA: Wiley Press.
  • Poitras Pratt, Y., & Lalonde, S. (accepted, in press). The Alberta Métis Education Council: Realizing self-determination in education. In S. Carr-Stewart (Ed.), Disconnection and Reconciliation: Aboriginal Education in Canada, (pp. xx-xx). Vancouver, BC: UBC Press.
  • Poitras Pratt, Y., Lalonde, S., Hanson, A. & Danyluk, P. (2017). Responding to the TRC Calls to Action: Indigenizing a graduate program. In P. Preciado Babb, L. Yeworiew, & S. Sabbaghan (Eds.). Selected Proceedings of the IDEAS Conference: Leading Educational Change Conference 2017, pp. 103-111. Calgary, Canada: Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary.
  • Poitras Pratt, Y., Louie, D. W., Hanson, A. J., & Ottmann, J. (forthcoming). “Indigenous Education and Decolonization.” In G. Noblit (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.



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