Associate Professor of Education, Director, IIIP
Office
Vernon Strombeck
Phone
+1 (604) 513-2121 ext. 3215
Fax:
+1 (604) 513-2084

Biography

Matthew achieved his Ph.D. in the philosophy of education from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia while completing doctoral research at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). He is presently an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Trinity Western University, British Columbia, Canada. Matthew is the Director of the "institute of Indigenous Issues and Perspectives (IIIP). His primary interests are in epistemological inclusion in education, Aboriginal pedagogy, outcomes, assessment and philosophy. Matthew has published three books, Changing Careers to Become a Teacher: A Study of Mature Age Preservice Teachers in Career Transition and Foundations of Education: A Christian Vision (editor and author); and What Teachers Need to Know: Topics of Inclusion (editor and author). He writes on a diversity of topics in education and spirituality using a philosophical lens for analysis.

Research & Scholarship

 Christian Apologetics; Classical Apologetics; Axiology; Educational Philosophy; Anthropology; Academic Writing, Deductive Argumentation, Logic, Critical Analysis; Psychology of Classroom Management; Teacher Identity; Teacher Biography and Life History as Written Inquiry.

Education

B.Ed. at the University of New South Wales, Australia

M.Ed. at Macquarie University, Australia and UBC, Canada

Ph.D. at OISE, Toronto 

Recent Publications

Etherington, M. (2014). Foundations of Education: A Christian Vision. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock.

Etherington, M. (2017). What Teachers Need to Know: Topics in Diversity and Inclusion.
'Used with Permission of Wipf and Stock Publishers'

Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Philosophical Association;
  • Australian Philosophical Association;
  • Australian Canadian Studies Association;
  • Canadian Philosophical Association; and
  • Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand.

Expertise

Philosophy of Education, Metaphysics and Moral Education, Problem Based Learning, Phenomenology, Christian Schooling, Contemporary Theories of Education, and Perceptions and Motivations of Mature Age Pre-Service Teachers.

Courses Taught

  • EUDC203, Foundations of Education
  • EDUC302/EDUC303, Initial Classroom Experience
  • EDUC456, Curriculum and Pedagogy: K-8 Mathematics
  • EDUC402/EDUC403, Initial Classroom Experience
  • EDUC496, Issues in Indigenous Education