Dr. Deborah Butler

Deborah L. Butler has many years of teaching experience, particularly in supporting diverse learners in secondary and post-secondary settings. She is currently a Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia (UBC). At UBC, she coordinates the Faculty’s innovative inquiry-based programs designed to support educators interested in fostering self-regulated learning (see http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/srl-inquiry-hub-2015-learning-teams/ and http://ecps.educ.ubc.ca/human-development-learning-and-culture/hdlc-graduate-programs/concentration-in-self-regulated-learning-srl/). In her collaborative research with educational partners, she has studied how to support academic success by students with diverse learning needs in support contexts and inclusive classrooms, how and why supporting self-regulated learning is so key to empowering learners, and how teachers can work together, in communities of inquiry, to construct practices that achieve positive outcomes for students. Since joining UBC in 1994, she has published an edited book and over 40 influential articles and book chapters, presented over 60 refereed papers at national or international conferences, and produced over 100 research reports for educational partners and/or government.