Honors Program Theses


Open Access Honors Program Thesis

First Advisor

Gregory Bourassa


The motivation for this thesis comes from my own experience as a learner, an artist, and as a teacher. When I was young, I was always fascinated with the idea of the unknown. Each new piece of knowledge I acquired was a part of the greater puzzle I had yet to understand. As I got older, I understood the value of new perspectives and how each person creates a personal relationship with the world around them. I saw how teaching was the art of bringing a person into and through a new realm of knowledge and thought. Each new realm was quite literally life-altering. Every step into the unknown brings forth countless possibilities and a more well-rounded vision of the self. This self-conceptualization is how an individual understands themselves concerning the context in which they exist.

Year of Submission



Department of Educational Psychology, Foundations, and Leadership Studies

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors

Date Original


Object Description

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