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Teaching Personnel

Power, Myrtle   Power, Myrtle
Assistant Professor
Program: School of Transformative Leadership
Office : GIG 273
Phone: 613-236-1393, ext.: 2509

Research Activities:

Religious Education; Catechetics


B.A., (English; Religious Studies), Memorial University, Newfoundland
B.Ed., Memorial University, Newfoundland
M.Ed., (Religious Education), Boston College, Boston
Ph.D., (Religious Education), Fordham University, New York
Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Courses taught:

IPA 5134(A) Practical Theology
IPA 5181 Practicum Religious Education I
IPA 5182 Practicum Religious Education II
THO 5302 Catechetical Pastoral Theology
THO 5106 Foundations in Religious Education
THO 5107 Teaching and Faith Tradition
THO 2119 The Novel in Dialogue with Theology
THO 5110 Leadership in Catholic Education
THO 2141(A) A Spirituality of Leadership
THO 2317 Religious Imagination and History


M. Power, “Investigating Hermeneutical Structures in Catholic Religious Education Curriculum from a Canadian Perspective,” in M. T. Buchanan & A. M. Gellel (eds.), Global Perspectives on Catholic Religious Education in Schools, Netherlands: Springer Press, (2015), p. 269-279.
M. Power, “The Roots of Memory and the Space of Religious Education in Catholic Schools in Canada,” in Parker, S.G., Freathy, R.J.K. and Francis, L. J. (eds.), History, Remembrance and Religious Education, Oxford/Bern: Peter Lang AG, (2015), p. 273-288.

M. Power, “Le Potentiel Révélateur du Récit pour l’éducation Religieuse et la Catéchèse,” in K. Demasure et L. Tardif (eds.), Théologie Pratique: Pratiques de théologie, Montréal: MédiasPaul, (2014), p. 279-303.

M. Power, “Canada’s Families: Catechetical Models and Cultural Considerations,” in K. Demasure, É. Champagne, R. Martínez de Pisón, M. Rovers (eds.), with the collaboration of Marie-Rose Tannous, Family’s Many Faces – La famille au pluriel: Contemporary Family Patterns, Challenges for Christians – Les modèles familiaux contemporains, défis pour les Chrétiens, Leuven: Peeters, (2014), p. 99-111.

M. Power, “Investigating Narrative Fiction and the Spiritual Dimensions of Childhood: Occasions for Revelation,” in W. Van Moer, D. A. Celik, and J. L. Hochheimer (eds.), Spirituality in the 21st Century: Journeys Beyond Entrenched Boundaries, (eBook), Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press, (2013), p. 141-153.
M. Power and J. van den Hengel, “Religious Education after Vatican II: from Dogma to Method,” in Attridge, M., Clifford, C., Routhier, G. (eds.), Expériences canadiennes Canadian Experiences Vatican II, Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, (2011), p. 448-475.

M. Power, (ed.), Theoforum, Special Issue / theme “Religious Education and Vatican II: The Aftermath,” 41/ 1 (2010), p. 1- 163.
M. Power, “Introduction,” in Theoforum, 41/1 (2010), p. 5-9.

M. Power and J. van den Hengel, “Catechesis in an Age of Secularity,” in Theoforum, 41/1 (2010), p. 53-76.

M. Power, “Narrative Fiction and the Ethical Imagination of Children: A Preliminary Study,” Journal of Religious Education, ACU, 58/3 (2010), p. 52-58.