Dr. Jessica Motherwell McFarlane is a professional education consultant on gender, anti-oppression and social justice issues and a research associate at the Justice Institute of British Columbia.
She is also the developer and director of the Life Outside the Box program that uses visual narratives as a way to SEE conflict and injustice from new perspectives. Jessica facilitates groups and schools needing to have complex — and sometimes emotionally painful — conversations.
She offers workshops to at-risk children, youth, and adults on: Truth and Reconciliation, transforming bullying situations, and rehearsing best practices for self-care, inclusivity, and kindness.
Evidence-based. Brave. Inclusive. Kind. Fun. After 30 years of teaching in various post-secondary institutions, I have had the advantage of time and vast experience to polish my teaching pedagogy and practices. I have organized my teaching philosophy by listing the…
Celebration of Learning: A creative, UDL-friendly alternative to the classic academic final exam. Teams work together to teach guests what they learned in the textbook — and beyond — this term. Celebration of Learning – Rationale for presentation – WORKSHEET
Click here to link to my powerpoint lesson on Dr Tannis MacBeth’s famous non-experimental TV study. The image above is used with permission from the graphic artist and science author, Stuart McMillan. The Town Without Television, Part 1 and Part…
My Evidence-based, Innovative and Fun Visual Pedagogy Deepening learning by creating comics – hero style! Example #1: Introduction to Psychology “Get cape. Wear cape. Fly.” – Wellness research projects – 14-days of data collection CapU and KPU Learners (6 sections)…
Introduction to Psychology, Fall2021, Spring2022 Link to PDF here.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University Introduction to Psychology Fall2021, Spring2022 Link to PDF here.
Justice Institute of British Columbia Introduction to Research Methods Fall2020, Spring2021 Link to PDF here.
Serving up “tasty” online lessons to local children during the 2020 COVID lockdown. I designed, developed — and co-taught with my husband, Bill Richardson — this weekly inquiry-based lesson plan to middle school aged children during the Winter/Spring 2020 COVID…
From Grade 1 to graduate school, traditional tutoring to innovative learning support, online and face-to-face, Life Outside the Box can help you love learning. Dr. Jessica Motherwell McFarlane, Ph.D. Teaching Excellence Award Winner, JIBC Strong beginning. Newly expanded. Life…
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