Sean Wiebe is an Associate Professor of Education at the University of Prince Edward Island. He teaches courses in language and literacy, curriculum theory, critical pedagogy and qualitative research. He is the principal investigator for an eight-year SSHRC funded project on the digital economy and new literacies. As part of this research, Sean has worked with government, community, business, non profit, and education stakeholders. He has led workshops with university and college instructors on critical thinking and writing in the 21stcentury, writing pedagogy, autobiography, and arts-based research methodologies.
Sean is past president of the Prince Edward Island Writers Guild and is currently the Atlantic Representative for the League of Canadian Poets. He represents PEI writers’ interests through a variety of organizations such as the PEI Council of the Arts, The Writers’ Union of Canada, and the PEI Cultural Human Resources Sector Council. His career has spanned over 20 years in education, beginning as secondary English teacher before moving to educational administration and higher education.
Since the inception of the International Symposium on Poetic Inquiry in 2007, Sean has been an integral part of the poetic inquiry community. He is the co-editor of Resonance: Poetic Inquiries of Reflection and Renewal (2016, in press), and was the co-editor of “Poetic Inquiry in/for/as,” a special issue of in education, 2014. He is the author of three books of poetry: How Boy Grow Up, Blue Waiting (with Celeste Snowber), and The Zen of Traffic; and two non fiction books on education: New Literacies Threshold Concepts: A Guide for Teachers (with Trish Altass), and From Narratives of Teaching: Conversations Towards Agency and Authenticity in Education (with Craig MacDonald). A portfolio of his work can be accessed at http://upei.academia.edu/SeanWiebe.