Darren Alexander

Writer and Educator in British Columbia, Canada

Darren Alexander is a versatile writer and an engaging educator, with a focus on applied learning, educational technology, and critical literacy.

His education includes an interdisciplinary bachelor's degree (B.A.Hons. York U, 1990) in Mass Communications & Creative Writing, as well as a master's degree in education (M.Ed. UVic, 2000) with a focus on curriculum design and development. (Darren's CV)

Darren's multi-media credits include published fiction and journalism, photography, video, and stage-plays. He has worked with various ngo's, unions, and art org's in assorted advocacy and communication roles. His published contributions have appeared in print and on the web via such outlets as Quill & Quire, the Globe & Mail Online, Yonge Street Magazine, and the National Film Board.

Darren has over 20 years experience serving several Canadian colleges and universities in various sessional/adjunct/associate professor and instructor roles, serving the humanities and social sciences.

Darren fosters a learner-centred approach to education with an aim to engage students in creative, participatory practice. He is a strong proponent of critical pedagogy.

An advocate for net neutrality, Darren recently contributed to the creation of Mozilla's Web Literacy Map. In 2015 he brought Media Democracy Days to Victoria.

Darren currently works as an instructor with Camosun College in their School of Access. He also tutors and provides professional writing coach support to students of all ages and abilities.

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  • Education
    • University of Victoria