Kathleen Flynn, BA, BEd
Kathleen Flynn is a graduate researcher and Teaching Assistant at the EILAB, Faculty of Education, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). Kathleen holds a Bachelor of Arts Honors degree with a double major in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Western Ontario and a B.Ed. from UOIT. She currently works as a Professor at Durham College in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Employment Services and as an Occasion Teacher with the Durham District School Board.
Kathleen’s current area of research involves exploring online problem-based learning environments and higher order thinking skills in individuals with learning disabilities. She is interested in exploring how online learning environments and the pedagogical approach of problem-based learning (PBL) interacts with learning disabilities. Kathleen will be exploring this area within the Bachelor of Adult Education and Digital Technologies program at UOIT. Through case studies and the use of qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection, Kathleen plans to triangulate her research findings and conclude any indications of critical thinking if observed.