Areas of Specialization:
Student-teacher relationship development in kindergarten classrooms. Other areas of specialization include children and youth mental health, social work leadership, adjudicated youth and past trauma experiences, and child protection services.
- Themes of connection and attachment between teachers and students
- Front line transitions into social work leadership
- Addressing past traumatic experiences of youth in conflict with the law
- Appreciative Inquiry
- Art-Informed Research
- Qualitative methods
Current & Future Research:
Jeff’s doctoral research will be an art-informed appreciative inquiry (qualitative research) on student-teacher relationship development in kindergarten classrooms.
Thornborrow J., & Gosse, D. (2020). Utilizing comics in arts-informed appreciative inquiry: Untapped potential when conducting research with children. Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education, 11(2), 114-120.
“Restorative Justice: Building Relationships, Building Communities” published in the Canadian Association of Principals (CAP) journal.