The role of music in treating depression.
Process and product evaluation.
Persuasion and learning theories.
Media and Values in High School.
Communication techniques and technologies and international development.
MY WORK WITH CBC SESAME STREET
I served as a member and then the Chair of the Board of Educational Advisors for CBC Sesame Street.
I spearheaded the effort to have the segments produced in the regions. When I began with the Board, production was based in Montreal, Winnipeg and Toronto. By the time I left the Board we had added centres in Vancouver, Regina, Halifax, St. John’s, and others.
I worked with composers and segment creators to have them include other musical genres and instruments in segments.
I helped develop guidelines for the production of segments focusing on the many cultures in Canada.
I conducted research showing the power of CBC Sesame Street segments in teaching French to Grade Twelve students in Nova Scotia.
One of my articles focused on Sesame Street in Canada.
Recently (2006) Sheila Rogers interviewed me on Sounds Like Canada as she featured CBC Sesame Street.