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Journal of Applied Hermeneutics

New journal debuts

A new open access, peer reviewed journal that has its source at the University of Calgary has debuted.

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Sharon Friesen

Annual Distinguished Lecture with Sharon Friesen

The concept of student engagement first emerged in the late 1980s, and although some of the early research focused on demographic and social risk factors and placed student engagement primarily within the realm of psychology, researchers have, within the past two decades, turned their attention to studying various other aspects of student engagement.

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Skate with Santa

Alumni turn out to Skate with Santa and reconnect

On November 26, more than 800 people turned out for the annual Skate with Santa at the Olympic Oval.

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Student Profile

Putting knowledge to practice

Student reflections on their first classroom practicum experiences.

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Celebrating Multilingualism through Harry Potter

On November 25, 2011, the Language Research Centre launched the Harry Potter website.

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Building a better world

When you use the term "community", what do you mean? Are you referring to your street or neighbourhood, your town or city, your region or your country?

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Tsuut'ina language and culture program celebrates success

There was a time when the Tsuut'ina people were not allowed to speak their own language. As a result, there are only about 50 people today who are fluent in Tsuut'ina, and the language could be lost forever if something isn't done to preserve it immediately.

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Sharing support for ADHD families

Anyone who has or knows someone with children struggling with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) understands the challenges those children and young adults face as they grow up.

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International student bids farewell to her home away from home

On Convocation Day, students gather to celebrate their achievements, with family, friends and their faculty on hand to mark this important milestone.

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Tom Ricento

Multiculturalism reaches middle age

On the 40th anniversary of the introduction of Canada's Multiculturalism Policy, Tom Ricento says the federal government hasn't lived up to its promises on language.

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GPESA logo request

Looking for a logo

Sharpen your pencils and get to the drawing board! The Faculty of Education Grad Students' Association is seeking one of their own to add a little creativity to their profile.p>

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Reana Saraceni

Education researcher takes a bold approach to eating disorders

Reana Saraceni is taking up the challenge of finding more effective ways to help women who struggle with disordered eating and is seeking volunteers to participate in her innovative research study.

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Stair climbing pledge drive heats up

They call themselves "Eyes High", and they've set their sights on reaching the top. A dream team consisting of Jake Gebert, Bob Ellard, Charlene Anderson, Dru Marshall and President Elizabeth Cannon are taking up the challenge laid down by the Faculty of Education.

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Marking 30 years at the University of Calgary

In 1981, the population of the city of Calgary was just under 600,000, and the University of Calgary welcomed 16,644 students to campus. A lot has changed since then, but one thing has remained constant—the dedication of Karen Campbell.

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Judging by Appearances

How do you express yourself? Some people cut their hair short and dye it in bold, primary colours. Some choose to dress in monochrome, all the time. Others look to body art to make their own personal statements.

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Superwomen step up

Walk the stairwell in the Education Tower on any given day this month, and you might run into Dianne Gereluk. She'll probably look a little tired and sweaty and red in the face—but she'll look pretty good too, dressed in her flowing cape.

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Research into intellectual engagement

Student engagement first emerged as a concept in the late 1980s. Although some of the early research focused on demographic and social risk factors and placed student engagement primarily within the realm of psychology, researchers have, within the past two decades, turned their attention to studying various other aspects of student engagement.

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From Copenhagen to Calgary

Members of the education faculty met with a group of educational managers from Denmark who wanted to learn more about best practices for educating counsellors and to discuss the practical aspects of counselling in the school and educational systems in Alberta.

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Julie Moberg

Challenges of teaching in Kosovo inspire creativity

Julie Moberg remembers standing at the front of the classroom wearing her down jacket, two sweaters and a tuque, waiting for class to end so she could hurry to the staffroom and huddle around a heater with the other teachers.

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Marnie Rogers

The serious side of "shacking up"

Research shows that young couples who consider living together outside of marriage tend to give serious consideration to what other people think about the move.

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Calling all Education Grad students!

Poster conferences provide a unique and optimal opportunity for students to showcase their research, and the program planned for Education graduate work on October 13th is no exception.

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Celebrating the work of Paulo Freire

If he were alive today, renowned Brazilian educator Paulo Freire would be celebrating his 90th birthday. Freire's lifelong body of work connected education and issues of social justice for all, is supported, promoted and taught by many who teach and work in education today.

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Education Welcomes the class of 2016

And no, that is not a typo.

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Northern Student Teacher Bursary Open House

 

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We've gone QR crazy!

A QR code is a type of barcode designed to be read by enabled devices. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded may be text, a link to a website, or other data.

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Finding Strengths in ADHD kids

A wealth of information is known about the areas in which children with ADHD struggle; however, limited research has focused on areas in which these children excel. Now, a new research project takes aim at identifying areas in which children with ADHD thrive.

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Education student battles discrimination

Ending discrimination is a big task but sometimes a lot can be accomplished with small endeavours. For Faculty of Education graduate student Kari Grain, one such enterprise was helping organize a rabbit breeding project.

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Marc Ross

Life with a purpose

Marc Ross, a PhD student in the Faculty of Education successfully completed and defended his PhD thesis on June 21, 2011. This date, aside from marking the summer solstice, also marked the 13 year anniversary of the day when Marc broke his neck in a diving accident, leaving him a quadriplegic.

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Kathy Yang Chang

Learning about yourself by learning from others

Kathy Yang Chang is a doctoral candidate from Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), working towards her PhD in Philosophy. She's spent three months at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Education, examining perspectives on global citizenship and civil society.

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Robert Kelly

Professor leads panel on creativity in education

"I call it the Bobblehead Effect. Everybody embraces creativity, but it's a matter of how do you do it."

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Teaching with a Twist

Imagine walking down the aisle of your neighbourhood grocery store, with your shopping list on your iPad or iPhone. Just as you're passing the produce, a well-known chef pops up onto your screen and gives you some suggestions for cooking with corn.

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Faculty of Education partners with Taiwanese university

Twelve students from the National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology are on campus to take part in the English for Academic Purposes program.

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Shirley Steinberg discusses Harry Potter

Harry Potter, a new classic

Harry Potter is a literary classic like Anne of Green Gables or the works of C.S. Lewis, says Shirley Steinberg.

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Building a better math teacher

For years, it has been assumed that teachers—specifically math teachers—need to master the content they intend to teach. And the best way to do this is to take courses beyond that content.

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Learning from the community

If a business wants to develop its strategic direction, it calls on its clients and stakeholders to help it determine the way forward to a successful future for everyone impacted by that business.

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Celebration 2011 Slide show

Celebration 2011 slideshow

On June 9, Faculty of Education students came together with alumni, friends and family to celebrate their convocation and be welcomed as the newest members of the alumni community.

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Recognizing those who make a difference

Every year the University of Calgary recognizes faculty and staff who make the campus a first-rate place to work and learn. This year, the Faculty of Education's Sharon Friesen, Cynthia Prasow and Vicki Schwean were selected to receive U Make a Difference awards.

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Education Graduate students recognized for distinction

This year, a number of exceptional Faculty of Education graduate students were awarded a total of more than a quarter of a million dollars in scholarship funding.

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Remembering Lloyd West

Life began for Lloyd Wilbert West on July 4, 1931 in Handel, Saskatchewan and ended peacefully on June 7, 2011 in Red Deer, Alberta, with two sisters and two nieces by his side.

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Education students finish off degree with innovative field experience

Sharing makes us all richer. This is the lesson at the heart of the classic children's story Stone Soup and it is also the sentiment behind a service learning project to aid young English language learners.

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Remembering Hermina Ulmer

After living a wonderful life that enriched the lives of many, Hermina Ulmer passed away peacefully on June 3, 2011.

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Former Chancellor to Receive Honorary Degree

The University of Calgary will confer an honorary degree on Chancellor Emeritus Joanne Cuthbertson on Thursday during the convocation ceremonies.

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Broadening perspectives of education through cultural exchange

Four Faculty of Education students are currently immersing themselves in the culture and language of Japan.

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Scholarship allows international student to pursue expertise

Associate Professor of Psychology at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, in Santiago, Chile, Joaquin Gaete Silva has focused his doctoral research on counselling education, and he wants to conduct his research with leading experts in this field. He's travelled to Calgary to find them.

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Community Connection

On April 4 more than 130 health care practitioners at 43 Alberta sites—from Medicine Hat to Grand Prairie, Fort McMurray to Canmore, and many locations in between—took part in a 90 minute dialogue on eating disorders and obesity with Shelly Russell-Mayhew.

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Education: Getting it Right

On May 11, President Dr. Elizabeth Cannon joined members of the Faculty of Education to discuss what educators have learned about the manner in which solid educational foundations are provided to students.

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The Spin-Offs of Celebrating Student Success

Recently, a group of undergraduate students from the Faculty of Education had the opportunity to test their assessment knowledge and skills in critically reviewing students' writing, as they served as a jury for a large-scale essay contest sponsored by a national organization centred on promoting student success.

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Three Cheers for our Excellent Teachers!

On April 26, the University of Calgary Students' Union gathered students and campus community leaders to honour the outstanding achievement of faculty members at the annual Students' Union Teaching Excellence Awards. And amongst those to be honoured were two of Education's finest.

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Journey of possibilities

For many people, the Reggio Emilia philosophy of early childhood education is a familiar one, and one they embrace. Yet it is challenging for educators inspired by the principles of the Reggio philosophy...

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Education student assists rural school in Costa Rica

How do you create a solid foundation for education? Cement. This is the literal answer as it applies to Education student Laura Taylor and nine other University of Calgary students who traveled to the Costa Rican island of Chira in May.

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Making teachers and students 'Smart'er

Today, more than ever, teachers must be adept in the use of technology in the classroom; it is with this understanding of the needs of 21st century learning that the faculty has acquired three new SmartBoards

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Shirley Steinberg

Celebrating the work of Paulo Freire

To those who teach and work in education, the name Paulo Freire is a familiar one. Freire, the Brazilian educator whose lifelong body of work connected education and issues of social justice for all, is considered a leader in critical pedagogy.

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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Awards

Darren Lund, Hetty Roessingh and Kaela Jubas were all successful in their applications for funding for SSHRC grants, and their projects are reflective of the diversity of research taking place within the Faculty of Education.

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Helping Hands from Canada

"If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water." A nice sentiment from Loren Eiseley but one that tells only part of the story as this wonder can also swiftly wreak unparalleled havoc.

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Introducing Mike Mahoney

Mike Mahoney is on a mission. As the Faculty of Education's new student representative to the Student's Union, Mahoney has set some goals for his tenure—goals that, when reached, will lead to positive experiences for education students.

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Technology-Enabled Knowledge Building

Participatory digital technologies and new social media landscapes, combined with engaged teaching and designs for learning, offer new opportunities for knowledge building and interconnected relationships.

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I Could Teach You a Thing or Two……

When Mathew John Chyzyk's class received an assignment to present or create a visual metaphor for teaching, and to break down that metaphor for what it says about knowing and learning, he and the other students in EDU 507 began to think about what that actually meant.

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Hokkaido Exchange 2011

The Teaching Across Borders 2011 Hokkaido Exchange Program saw five Japanese students come to the University of Calgary to gain a better understanding of education in Alberta.

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Making the grade

When Jana Rybarikova came from Slovakia to Canada, she knew she wanted to continue to teach, as she had done in her homeland. So she enrolled in Transitions to Alberta Classrooms.

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Engaging New Ideas in Education

To mark national Autism Awareness month, Assistant Professor Adam McCrimmon discusses "New Perspectives on Asperger Syndrome" on Tuesday April 5 at 7:00 pm

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An Encounter with Social Justice

While the phrase "social justice" is hundreds of years old, the definition of what constitutes the concept of social justice isn't static.

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Iron Science returns to Calgary

On March 11, Discovery Channel's Iron Science Teacher brings its high-energy show to campus, and a Calgary competitor will be up on stage amongst the six regional finalists.

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Conference looks at the future of education

21st century education, are you ready? If your answer is no, you might consider attending this year's student led conference.

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Research project helps refugee youth succeed

The current edition of U Magazine features Suzie Bisson, a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education who is helping refugee youth adapt and succeed in their new home country.

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New program helps bilingual families

Even in today's multicultural world, raising a child to be bilingual can be challenging. Parents often have questions about how to teach their children to speak another language.

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Looking at Asperger syndrome from a new perspective

While not quite The Beatles playing Wembley Stadium, Adam McCrimmon found he was speaking to a packed room when he presented his research on Asperger syndrome to the British Psychological Society's Division of Educational and Child Psychology.

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Worth the weight?

The transition from teen to young adult is a tough one. Between school and outside activities and learning to navigate interpersonal relationships, adolescents face yet another inevitable challenge.

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Partnering with Tsuut'ina to preserve language

One week ago, representatives from the Faculty of Education and the Tsuut'ina Nation met to launch the Tsuut'ina Specific Teachers Training program.

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Dennis Sumara discusses 21st-century teaching

In the latest edition of Education Canada magazine, Dean Sumara turns on his television to address 21st-century teaching.

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