University of Ottawa colleagues and teacher candidates after facilitating workshops with high school students from across the country at Encounters with Canada.

From 2014-2017, I contributed to a tri-partnership research intuitive that included Elections Canada, the University of Ottawa Faculty of Education, and the Encounters with Canada national youth democratic program. With a team of researchers and educators, we worked with teacher candidates to develop action-based civic engagement modules that were facilitated with over 1,000 youth from across Canada every year.

From 2016-2018, I was part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers (from history, science, and social studies education) who worked with teacher candidates to utilize Citizen Science as a way of integrating civic education into science classes in the University of Ottawa’s teacher education program.

In addition to my doctoral research, I have also carried out research projects with the Canadian Teachers’ Federation / Fédération canadienne des enseignantes et des enseignants, and several non-profit organizations.

Published Articles & Papers

McLean, L. R., Tippett, C. D., Bergen, J., & Baroud, J. (2021, accepted). Social studies, science, and civics: Teacher education and citizen science in the 21st century. Alberta Journal of Educational Research. 1-37.

Bergen, J., Cook, S. A., & McLean, L. (2020). Critical global citizenship education in Canada, England, and the United States: Interrogating (in)justice and self-reflexivity in teacher education programs. In D. Schugurensky & C. Wolhuter (Eds.), Global citizenship education and teacher education: International perspectives and practices (pp. 45-63). Florence, KY: Routledge.

McLean, L., Bergen, J., Truong-White, H., Rottman, J., & Glithero, L. (2017). Far from apathetic: Canadian youth identify the support they need to speak about and act on issues. Citizenship, Teaching, and Learning, 12(1), 91-108.

Bergen, J. (2016). Critical intervention: Exploring Next Up’s pedagogical practices. Our Schools/Our Selves, 25(4), 137-144.

Bergen, J. & Nelson, V. (2015). Youth organizing youth: 3 lessons learned from Generating Momentum. Of Land and Living Skies: A Community Journal on Place, Land, and Learning, Summer, 2015, 15-18.

Bergen, J. & McLean, L. R. (2014). Students as citizens: Conceptions of citizenship in a social studies curriculum. Transnational Curriculum Inquiry, 11(2), 1-24.

Invited Talks & Presentations

Bergen, J. (2018, December). Grounded theory & critical discourse analysis: Data analysis with/out conceptual frameworks. Presentation at the Education Graduate Students Association ‘Minds on the Move’ event, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON.

Bergen, J. (2018, October). Teaching controversial issues in history education.Invited talk/workshop in PED 3183: Teaching History at the Intermediate Division course. Professor: Dr. Heather McGregor.

Bergen, J. (2017, November). Justice-oriented civic education: Critical initiatives in Canadian teacher education programs. Presentation of research to the Critical Research Collective, Ottawa, ON.

Bergen, J. (2017, March). When ‘soft’ spots reinforce injustice: The hard task of critical citizenship education in teacher certification programs. Presentation of research to the Critical Research Collective, Ottawa, ON.

Bergen, J. (2016, October). Student-driven history: Critical incidents as inclusive pedagogy. Invited talk/workshop in PED 3183: Teaching History at the Intermediate Division course. Professor: Dr. Lorna McLean.

Bergen, J. (2014, June). Stacking Chairs for Change. Public lecture at TEDx Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan.