John Freeman, Ph.D. (Michigan)
Associate Professor
Faculy of Education
Queen's University at Kingston
Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6

Room: A304
Phone: 613-533-6000 x 77298

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John Freeman is an Associate Professor at the Faculy of Education, Queen's University, with a cross-appointment to the School of Health Sciences and Kinesiology. His research and that of the students he supervises focuses primarily on how schools can be made more welcoming places for students, teachers, and parents, regardless of ability level, race, sexuality, or emotional health (among other considerations).

Recent publications addressing these research concerns have appeared in The European Journal of Public Health, Learning Disabilities: Research & Practice, Elementary School Journal, and Alberta Journal of Educational Research. These studies employ a variety of research methods including qualitative, quantitative, and discursive. The international flavour of Dr. Freeman’s work is exemplified through his ongoing involvement with the School Focus group within the Health Behaviours in School-aged Children (HBSC) research network.

Dr. Freeman’s particular passion is the study of motivation. He firmly believes that, unless we can find means to keep students engaged in the school process, it is impossible to help them succeed. Insofar as possible, Dr. Freeman tries to emulate these beliefs in his own teaching practice by continually reflecting on how he teaches and thinking of ways to use students’ interests in their learning.