Paul Leslie, Ph.D.
Dr. Paul Leslie brings a global perspective to his work in Education from his experiences in teaching and learning in various countries around the world. Although from Canada, Dr. Leslie has spent more than 25 years teaching in such places as Korea, Brunei, the UAE, Australia, The USA, Barbados and of course Canada. He has taught at all levels from K-12, to college, undergraduate, and master’s level programs.
These experiences provide inspiration for his Philosophy of Education – “Education is a community affair”. In turn, his philosophy has inspired practical approaches to teaching and learning in classrooms across a variety of faculties. His philosophy drives his commitment to a pedagogy of freedom as a form of social justice. He believes that a personal and cultural humility will be transformative in guiding teachers to more inclusive practices. His exposure to professional teachers from K-12 and beyond gives him particular insight into challenges faced by educators and their students.
His core role as Adjunct Assistant Professor with Queen’s University in the Professional Master of
Education Program keeps him current with innovation in Education. His past roles in faculty
development, curriculum consulting, and teacher training in a Bachelor of Education program give him great insight into the role of the educator. He makes his thinking visible to his colleagues, students and other stakeholders through various pedagogic strategies. These experiences have given him an innovative view of the educator’s role in connecting each student to their future goals.