Episode 011

Pedagogy Over Technology

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In this episode we chat with Chad Flinn, dean of Trades and Technology at Medicine Hat College. Chad is an incredible educator and an emerging leader and advocate for the evolution and reformation of trades, vocational education, and training.


Chad FlinnChad Flinn (he/him) is the dean of the School of Trades & Technology at Medicine Hat College. Prior to this role, he was a learning technology trainer at Saskatchewan Polytechnic and has 11 years of experience as an electrical instructor at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). Before entering education, Chad worked in the private sector as an operational manager of an electrical/instrumentation contracting firm in Fort McMurray. He has a strong interest in research and trades vocational education and training (TVET). His master’s thesis focused on the experience of trade students in the use and co-creation of open educational resources.  Most recently, he co-authored a paper on strengthening digital teaching and learning pedagogies for TVET practitioners. Chad is researching the use of the bichronous model for teaching trades in a blended format.
Chad recently began his journey toward a doctorate in education with a focus on higher education leadership at Western University. He holds a master of arts (learning and technology) from Royal Roads University and a provincial instructor diploma from Vancouver Career College. He’s also a Red Seal journeyman electrician, having completed apprenticeship training at BCIT.

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Chad Flinn will be a keynote speaker at the Trades Summit Series: Strengthening Teaching and Learning for the Future happening November 24th and 25th, 2022. Register now!

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