Dr. Robyn Ilten-Gee

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education

I supervise graduate students in Educational Psychology, Languages, Literacies & Cultures, and Equity Studies.

Research Interests

My primary research interests are in children's moral / social development and reasoning, critical and social justice pedagogy, and digital media. I take a critical approach to moral development, investigating ways in which a developmental framework can illuminate possibilities for critical pedagogy and critical moral reasoning.  I am especially interested in how digital media production (e.g. podcasting, multimedia journalism) in classroom settings facilitates a process of students rethinking and revising conclusions and judgments about the world and themselves.  As part of enacting critical moral development in the classroom, I am interested in culturally-sustaining frameworks of social-emotional education and strategies for responding to student trauma and chronic stress in educational environments.