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Meet the Werklund chair candidates

Less than a year ago the Werklund Foundation Centre for Youth Leadership Education was founded with a $3 million gift donation to the Faculty of Education.

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Making a difference at home and abroad

As the last of the leaves fall from the trees in Calgary, Brown Onguko pulls on the heaviest coat he has ever owned and gets ready to head to the U of C campus.

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East meets west not once, but twice

Exchanging ideas with colleagues from around the world can be geographically challenging at times, so when international groups come to town, the opportunity to engage them is not one to be missed.

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Education student helps Haiti rebuild

Minha Reokenally Ha is a graduate student in the Faculty of Education who recently spent time in Haiti. She was part of a team of young people of Korean ancestry (like herself), who travelled deep into the devastated earthquake zones of Haiti to lend a hand in helping the people rebuild.

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Remembering Dr. Emma Plattor

Dr. Emma Plattor recently passed away at the age of 84. A long-time Faculty of Education member, she was very-well respected by her colleagues and those who had the good fortune to know her in her years at the U of C.

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Going the distance

When you think of a marathoner, what do you picture? A man or woman in their 20s or 30s, trim and healthy, jogging effortlessly down a path? That wouldn't be surprising, as most publications in which runners are featured focus on people in this group. But is it realistic?

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Understanding teaching technology

Prensky’s notion of digital immigrants/digital natives suggests that older teachers struggle when they use technology to connect with their students and, by extension, with their younger colleagues.

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Challenging learners

Insights into how we teach provides clues to developing better students. Everyone knows what ‘good’ teaching is. Or do they?

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Are tech-savvy students better learners?

As children of all ages head back to school this fall, many of them will have the benefit of having a laptop computer all to themselves.

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Child development not all fun and games

If you come across Matt Hiebert on campus, you might find him playing with Twig, the building block set he’s created, or with his newest product, called Goodwood Deconstruction Blocks.

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Feeling stressed out?

New clothes, new shoes? Check. Trip to the office supply store for notebooks, calculators, pens, laptop? Check. Visit to the bookstore for textbooks? Check. Bad case of nerves? Check.

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Remembering Dr. Jeffrey Jacob

Dr. Jeffrey Jacob, a 38-year member of the Faculty of Education, passed away on August 6. 

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Making life better for survivors of profound brain injury

U of C Education Prof teams with the Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured (ARBI) on innovative project.  

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Finding their place in Canada: Unique research project helps refugee youth adapt

Being a youth is challenging at the best of times.  But try to imagine the young person who comes from a region torn by violence and destruction or, due to threats or persecution, is not able to live in their country of origin. 

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Teaching Across Borders: A life changing experience

As most students’ thoughts turn to cap and gown, Caitlin Archer reflects on the final semester of her Education degree. She remembers standing in front of a nearly empty classroom for a week in March after a flood had destroyed her students’ homes. 

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