Studio for Teaching and Learning

Julian L'Enfant, Educational Developer (Teaching Support)
Julian.LEnfant@smu.ca


Julian L’Enfant is an Educational Developer at the Studio for Teaching and Learning where he promotes and supports excellence in teaching. In the role of teaching support, he works collaboratively with the Saint Mary’s community to extend understanding of how students learn, extend repertoires of teaching, learning and assessment methods and develop a principled personal philosophy of higher education focusing on the value and critical awareness of reflective practice. As a collaborative community, he provides opportunities for faculty to address educational challenges and contribute to improvements in the education of Saint Mary’s students.

Julian has been a Cambridge Assessment English teacher-trainer/assessor for 17 years working in many parts of the world and has over 20 years’ experience of management in language education in the private and public sectors. He also teaches in the Faculty of Education at Saint Mary’s.

Julian is passionate about teaching and learning, teacher-development and educational leadership and management. His main interests include: Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), genre-based pedagogy; developing intercultural communicative competence, task-based learning and teaching and using technology to support learning. He is a regular speaker at national and international conferences and has provided intercultural training for over 270 staff at Saint Mary’s University.

Julian has an M.Ed. in Plurilingual Education from the University of Aberdeen and his research interests have been focused around making space for learners’ languages, culture and traditions, promoting plurilingual and pluricultural competences in second language and subject classrooms and developing subject-specific literacy in Higher Education.




Jennifer Tupper, Educational Developer (Curriculum Design & Training)
Jennifer.Tupper@smu.ca

As the Educational Developer/Project Manager for the e-Learning Centre at Saint Mary’s Studio for Teaching and Learning Jennifer supports faculty in developing effective curriculum design and teaching strategies across campus in face to face, blended and online learning environments for undergraduate and graduate level programs. She is passionate about evaluating and supporting the need for diverse levels of curriculum development for all platforms of learning. Jennifer collaborates with instructors in creating curriculum with learning activities that encourage continued engagement and purposeful learning. Jennifer began her employment with Saint Mary’s in the Division of Continuing Education over a decade ago as the Manager of Extension and Outreach Programs. She is excited to have returned to Saint Mary’s University to continue to provide leadership for all pedagogical aspects of course development and delivery for students, staff and faculty. 

Prior to working with Saint Mary’s University Jennifer served as a National Training and Quality Manager for a private sector organization. Throughout her career, she has been afforded the opportunity to create and manage a variety of training and quality projects including New Hire CSR, Sales and Service, Effective Change Management Strategies, Excellence in Leadership and professional development programming for customer service associates, team managers and senior management. She has acted as a catalyst in developing organizational effectiveness programs and strategic business initiatives within the business sector and educational institutions for the past twenty years. 

Jennifer is available to provide consultation for staff and faculty.



Johnny Shaw, Educational Developer (Intercultural Learning)
Jonathan.Shaw@smu.ca

Jonathan is an Educational Developer specialising in Intercultural Learning at Saint Mary’s University. Much of his work constellates around how we can better understand, promote, and build intercultural learning into university curricula. This includes promoting campus-wide engagement with intercultural learning, highlighting intercultural learning opportunities for students and faculty within the University, and research in the area of international students and pedagogical strategies for intercultural education. 

Jonathan holds a B.A in English Literature (University of King’s College), a B.A. (Hons.) in International Development Studies (Saint Mary’s University), and an M.Ed in Curriculum Studies (SMU/MSVU). He hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in the field of intercultural education.



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