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Leggo, Carl – Canadian Journal of Education, 2018
As a poet, researcher, and teacher in the academy, I have pursued my vocation with an abiding commitment to both creative and critical discourse. I inquire into my autobiographical experiences as a poet, researcher, and teacher in the institutional contexts of a Faculty of Education by creating a performance of poetry that seeks to honour…
Descriptors: Poetry, Teaching Experience, Autobiographies, Creativity
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Hatt, Blaine E. – Canadian Journal of Education, 2018
The article examines the importance of imagination in adult-child relationships in 21st-century experiential learning, where ICE is an acronym for Imagination Creativity Education. It explores, through hermeneutic phenomenology, the impact of imagination in the life-experiences of three school-aged children through the wonder of toying, through…
Descriptors: Imagination, Experiential Learning, Creativity, Hermeneutics
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Fischer, Brett; Golden, Julia – Canadian Journal of Education, 2018
Scholarly literature is replete with suggestions for fostering creativity in both teachers and students; however, few articles exist where practitioners appraise these methods and generate theories of their own. After a semester of team teaching using a creative project-based learning (PBL) approach, we reviewed, through a mutual interview…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Development, Team Teaching, Active Learning
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Gallagher, Kathleen – Canadian Journal of Education, 2018
Drawing from a multi-sited, global ethnography on youth civic engagement and artistic practices, the author uses students' perceptions from one Canadian high school, as they reflect on their experiences in a drama classroom, to ask what we might learn about the macro discourses and processes of social innovation from the local, artistic, and…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Citizen Participation, Foreign Countries, Social Change
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Campbell, Carol – Canadian Journal of Education, 2017
This article discusses the current international emphasis on educational improvement and, particularly, approaches to developing teachers' professional learning. I begin by arguing for the importance of Canadian narratives and evidence within global debates. I turn then to an example of a recently conducted study of the state of educators'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Faculty Development, Evidence Based Practice
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Fisher, Donald – Canadian Journal of Education, 2017
In this commentary, Donald Fisher reports on the history of the "The Canadian Journal of Education" as part of this 40th anniversary issue. Fisher states that the history of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) has been profoundly influenced by changes in the role of the Canadian State. The 1960s and 1970s were a time…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Periodicals, Educational Research, Higher Education
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Hunter, William J. – Canadian Journal of Education, 2017
In this commentary, William J. Hunter reflects on this career, and struggles with the fact that teacher preparation programs do not include a course in educational research. When this was mentioned to colleagues (or students), a highly predictable response was "Why should teacher candidates learn about research?" Years of trying to give…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Research, Medical Education
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Pratt, Yvonne Poitras; Danyluk, Patricia J. – Canadian Journal of Education, 2017
As teacher educators, we argue that the colonial history of First Peoples, coupled with alarming educational disparities, warrants a specialized approach to Indigenous service-learning within teacher training that requires a critical examination of positionality by service-learners. Our study examines the service-learning experiences of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Canada Natives, Service Learning, Preservice Teacher Education
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Malette, Nicole – Canadian Journal of Education, 2017
Current empirical research on youth bullying rarely asks students to describe their violent encounters. This practice conflates incidents of aggression that may actually have different forms and features. In this article I provide the results of a qualitative analysis of retrospective interviews with high school youth about their experiences of…
Descriptors: Bullying, Violence, High School Students, Competition
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Kearns, Laura-Lee; Mitton-Kükner, Jennifer; Tompkins, Joanne – Canadian Journal of Education, 2017
Our study provides examples of how critical curricula and social justice education can be brought together to inform teacher education. Building upon our ongoing longitudinal study, which investigates the impact of an integrated LGBTQ awareness program, we focus in this article on five pre-service teachers who identified critical incidents in…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality, Social Bias
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van Barneveld, Christina; Brinson, Karieann – Canadian Journal of Education, 2017
The purpose of this research was to identify conflicts in the rights and responsibility of Grade 9 test takers when some parts of a large-scale test are marked by teachers and used in the calculation of students' class marks. Data from teachers' questionnaires and students' questionnaires from a 2009-10 administration of a large-scale test of…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Student Evaluation, Questionnaires, Mathematics Tests
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Gallagher, Tiffany; Fazio, Xavier; Ciampa, Katia – Canadian Journal of Education, 2017
Science curriculum standards were mapped onto various texts (literacy readers, trade books, online articles). Statistical analyses highlighted the inconsistencies among readability formulae for Grades 2-6 levels of the standards. There was a lack of correlation among the readability measures, and also when comparing different text sources. Online…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Readability, Textbooks, Science Education
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Gebhard, Amanda – Canadian Journal of Education, 2017
The residential school system is one of the darkest examples of Canada's colonial policy. Education about the residential schools is believed to be the path to reconciliation; that is, the restoration of equality between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in Canada. While the acquisition of the long-ignored history of residential schools has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Residential Schools, Rural Areas, Canada Natives
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Macintyre Latta, Margaret; Hanson, Kelly; Ragoonaden, Karen; Briggs, Wendy; Middleton, Tamalee – Canadian Journal of Education, 2017
A three-year collaborative research project in a K-6 elementary school is underway. The collaboration entails participating educators and their students exploring curricular enactment that embraces critical and creative thinking within its conduct. This article reveals whole-school efforts over Year One to build educators' and students' confidence…
Descriptors: Play, Critical Thinking, Creativity, Educational Change
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Malec, Alesia; Peterson, Shelley Stagg; Elshereif, Heba – Canadian Journal of Education, 2017
A systematic review of research on oral language assessments for four-to-eight-year- old children was undertaken to support a six-year action research project aimed toward co-creating classroom oral language assessment tools with teachers in northern rural and Indigenous Canadian communities. Through an extensive screening process, 10 studies were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Oral Language, Language Tests
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