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Canadian Champions: A Hybrid Drug Education Resource

, Acadia University, Nova Scotia,Canada, Canada ; , Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Jacksonville, Florida, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-07-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


This research paper reports the findings of a two year project to implement an educational video in adolescent classrooms. In a partnership between a teacher educator and the regional police drug education division (RCMP), a student-based video and associated teacher activity package was created around the theme of disciplined behaviors of popular sports and media champions. The impact of the hybrid resource was studied using mixed methods of survey and interview. While teachers found the video to be entertaining and informative, they were unanimous in suggesting that the integrated activities helped them scaffold the learning within an authentic context of difficult discussions.


MacKinnon, G. & MacKinnon, K. (2014). Canadian Champions: A Hybrid Drug Education Resource. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2014--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2326-2331). Jacksonville, Florida, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 24, 2019 from .

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