Who is Thesis in Motion?
Thesis in Motion is the creation of Anne Jordan.
Anne is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Curriculum Teaching and Learning, and a 42 year veteran of OISE at the University of Toronto. She has a wealth of experience with thesis development, and has supervised over 62 theses at both the Masters and doctoral levels. She has also served as an examiner on doctoral thesis committees both in Canada and overseas.
Anne has participated in a couple of major research projects over her career that featured mentoring students to design and complete their theses within a research project framework. Following other awards, Anne was recently given the Robbie Case Memorial Award by the Canadian Association of Educational Psychology for her work in the Support Effective Teaching (SET) project. The 20 year SET project featured identifying learning and teaching characteristics that are successful in including students with exceptional learning needs in Canadian classrooms. Many of the thesis students who participated in that project were present at the award ceremony to report how the skills learned in research and writing on the SET project have carried them into their current academic careers.
It is from this background that Anne has designed Thesis in Motion, as a way to guide doctoral candidates through the steps of thesis development, presentation and defense. The Thesis in Motion (TiM) guide© is her contribution to fledgling academics, and has just a little tongue in cheek for those who are Canadian!