Dr. Phil Teeuwsen

Associate Professor of Education, (OCT)

Director of Teacher Education

Phone: 9056482139 Ext:4496

Email: pteeuwsen@redeemer.ca

Office: 207A

Department: Education


Ph.D. (2016), Educational Studies, Brock University
Thesis Title: Understanding the Intersection of Faith and Culture in Dutch-Calvinist Christian Schools: Principals’ Experiences and Perspectives

M.Ed. (2006), Curriculum Studies, Brock University
Thesis Title: Transforming Curriculum Leadership: Vice Principals in Independent Christian Elementary Schools

B.Ed. (1997), Junior/Intermediate, Brock University

B.A. (1995), History/Political Science, Redeemer University College


  • Indigenous Education (PJI) (EDU-327)
  • Systems of Education in Ontario (EDU-407)

Research Interests

  • Assessment
  • Social/cultural contexts in education
  • The scholarship of teaching and learning

Recent Publications

Edited Book Chapter

Teeuwsen, P. (2020). School as the vessel of hope: The experience of faith and Dutch immigrant culture in Ontario Christian schools. In D.A. Luidens, D.J. Bruggink, & H.J. DeVries Jr. (Eds). Dutch Reformed Education in North America: Immigrant legacies in North America (pp. 165-183). VanRaalte Press.

Refereed Articles

Teeuwsen, P., Deelstra, A., Van Santen, J., & Grills, D. (2018). Inquiry, identity, and integrity in a biblical studies methods course.  International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal, 13(1), Article 5. http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/icctej/vol13/iss1/5

Daley, S., Teeuwsen, P., & Windhorst, D. (2015).Participatory democracy for gifted students: An opportunity for methods instructorsOregon Journal of the Social Studies3(1), 66-75.

Teeuwsen, P. Ratković, S. & Tilley, S.A. (2014): Becoming academics: Experiencing legitimate peripheral participation in part-time doctoral studies. Studies in Higher Education39(4), 680-694. DOI:10.1080/03075079.2012.729030

Ratković, S., Tilley, S.A., Teeuwsen, P. (2010). Enhancing capacity for social justice work within the academy: Building critical consciousness. South African Journal of Higher Education 24(3), 392-406.

Non-Refereed Articles

Teeuwsen, P. (2014/2015). Restoring peer and self-assessment. CSE, 18(2), 30-33.

Teeuwsen, P. (2014). Ducks, acorns and questions worth askingCanadian Teacher Magazine,September/October, p. 8.

Teeuwsen, P. (2013). Restoring peer and self-assessmentChristian Educators Journal, 53(2), 9-12.

Recent Presentations


Teeuwsen, P. (2019, June). School as the vessel of hope: The experience of faith and Dutch immigrant culture in Ontario Christian schools. Paper presented at the Association for the Advancement of Dutch-American Studies Conference. Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Teeuwsen, P. (2017, October). Indigenous education in a Christian teacher education program: Tracking the journey from fantasy to reality. Paper presented at the Kuyers Institute Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Teeuwsen, P., Windhorst, D. (2014, May). Learning from experience: Community partnerships and project based learning in teacher education. The International Christian Community for Teacher Education (ICCTE), 11th Biennial Conference. Ancaster, ON.

Teeuwsen, P. (2014, May). The Intersection of Dutch Immigrant Faith and Ethnic Culture in Christian School 50th Anniversary Commemorative Books. Paper presented at the 2014 Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE). St. Catharines, ON.


Teeuwsen, P. (April 13, 2018). Fully alive at Chatham Christian Schools. Invited address at Chatham Christian School’s Annual Inspirational Dinner.

Teeuwsen, P. (2014, October). Teaching at the intersections: Students, teachers and student-teachers.Keynote Address. Edifide Teachers Convention, Ancaster, ON.

Teeuwsen, P. (2014, October). Generations in conversation. Opening Keynote Address. Edifide Teachers Convention, Ancaster, ON.

Teeuwsen, P. (2010, September). Curriculum leadership of administrators in Christian schools. Paper/Workshop presented at the 2010 Christian Schools Canada Leadership Conference. Edmonton, AB.

Recent Professional Workshops

Teeuwsen, P. (2020, April 9). Assessment and (emergency) home-based learning, high school. Edvance Christian Schools Association (Webinar Presentation).

Teeuwsen, P. (2020, April 9). Assessment and (emergency) home-based learning, elementary school. Edvance Christian Schools Association (Webinar Presentation).

Teeuwsen, P. (2019, October 25). Teaching for Truth and Reconciliation. Edvance Christian Schools Association Educators Annual Gathering, Ancaster, ON.