Recent Publications


Gibson, S. (2012). Canadian curriculum studies: Trends, issues and influences. Vancouver, BC: Pacific Educational Press.

Gibson, S. (2009). Teaching elementary social studies: A social constructivist approach. Toronto ON: Nelson textbookThomson.

Book Chapters

Gibson S. (2013). Transforming elementary social studies using digital technologies. P. Clarke & R. Case (Eds.) The anthology of social studies. Vancouver, BC: Pacific Press.

Gibson, S. (2012). Issues and challenges in preparing teachers to teach in the twenty-first century. In Chen, I. L., & McPheeters, D. (Eds.), Cases on educational technology in urban schools (pp. 183-194). Hershey PA: Idea Group Pub.

Gibson, S. (2012). Preservice teachers’ perspectives on learning to teach social studies in a technology-rich pedagogy course. D. Polly, C. Mims, C., & K. Persichittee (Eds.), Creating technology-rich teacher education programs (pp. 393-407). Hershey, PA: IGI-Global.

Gibson, S. (2009). Developing digital skills with WebQuests and Web Inquiry Projects. L. T. Wee Hin & R. Subramaniam (Eds.), Handbook of research on new media literacy at the K-12 level: Issues and challenges (pp. 303-318). Hershey, PA : IGI Global

Gibson, S. (2009). Fostering meaningful learning in elementary social studies using computer technologies. In R. Case, & P. Clarke, (Eds.), The anthology of social studies: Issues and strategies for elementary teachers (pp. 130 -138). Vancouver, BC: Pacific Educational Press.

Gibson, S. (2008). Integrating computers into secondary social studies. In R. Case, & P. Clarke, (Eds.), The anthology of social studies: Issues and strategies for secondary teachers (pp. 151-160)). Vancouver, BC: Pacific Educational Press

Campbell, K. & Gibson, S. (2008). The evolution of assessment in distance education. In T. Evans, M. Haughey, & D. Murphy (Eds.). The International Handbook of Distance Education (pp. 341-365). Bingley UK: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.: Elsevier.

Conference Proceedings

Gibson, S. (2011). How can online resources be sued to address teachers’ concerns with face-to-face professional development? Proceedings for Global Times: Technology, Innovation, Media & Education, (pp. 383-388). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.

Gibson, S. & Kelland, J. (2008). Bringing school-based practice into teacher education courses through videoconferencing: Lessons learned. Proceedings for the Canadian Society for the study of Education Annual Conference. Vancouver, BC

Kelland, J. & Gibson, S. (2008). Using videoconferencing partnerships with schools to authenticate learning in teacher education course work. Proceedings of the Society for Information Technologies in Teacher Education Annual Conference (pp.4901-4908. Las Vegas, Nevada:SITE.

Gibson, S., Kelland, J. & Moline, T. (2006). Making theory to practice connections using videoconferencing: A study of teacher education. In E. Pearson & P. Bohrman (Eds.), Proceedings of Ed-Media 2006 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1488-1490). Norfolk VA: Association of Advancement of Computing in Education.

Refereed Articles

Gibson, S. & Brooks, C. (2013). Rethinking 21st century professional development. Literacy Information and Computer Education Journal, 4(2). [online] Available at

Brooks, C., & Gibson, S. (2012). Professional learning in a digital age. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 38(2). [online] Available at

Gibson, S., & Brooks, C. (2012). Teachers’ perspectives on the effectiveness of a locally planned professional development program for implementing new curriculum. Teacher Development, 16(1), 1-23 DOI: 10.1080/13664530.2012.667953

Gibson, S. (2012). “Why do we learn this stuff”? Students’ views on the purpose of social studies. Canadian Social Studies, 45(1), 43-58.

Gibson, S. (2011). Book Review: Digital diversity: Youth, equity and information technology. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 57(3), 349 – 352.

Gibson, S., Moline, T. & Dyck, B. (2011). What are education students’ perceptions of the role of technology in social studies pedagogy? Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 57(1), 79-93.

Gibson, S. & Kelland, J. (2009). Connecting pre-service teachers with children using blogs. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education,17(3), 299-314.

Non-refereed Articles

Gibson, S. & Macdonald , I. (2010). Engaging children in studying current issues using technology. One World, 43(1), 9-12

McDonald, J., Belke, T. & Gibson, S. (2010). Teaching social studies through a telecollaborative inquiry project. One World, 43(1), 13-16.

Gibson, S. (2010). Do computers make a difference in student achievement or is that the wrong questions. One World, 42(2), 37 - 38. (reprinted article)

Major Reports

Gibson, S. & Brooks, C. (April, 2011). Professional development in a technology-mediated culture: A review of the literature.  Report for Workforce Planning and Development Branch, Alberta Education. Edmonton, Alberta.

Gibson, S. & Brooks, C. (October, 2010). A report on the effectiveness of teacher professional development for implementing the new social studies curriculum in one Alberta school district. Edmonton, AB: Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium.

Gibson, S. (October, 2009). Preparing to teach in a digital age. Final report to the Alberta Advisory Committee for Educational Studies, Calgary, AB.

Gibson, S. (January 2008). Helping pre-service teachers make critical theory to practice connections: Can videoconferencing play a role? CFP Phase 2 Implementation of Videoconferencing Programs Final Report. Alberta Education Stakeholders Technology Branch. Edmonton Alberta.

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