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Simmons, Nicola – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
Graduate students use existing knowledge and are ultimately expected to add to that knowledge. Students in a Masters of Education entry course were asked to find a Wikipedia page related to the course topics, critique it, and make improvements to it to begin to develop these skills. In this paper, I examine ways in which their perspectives were…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Criticism, Graduate Students, Electronic Publishing
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Simmons, Nicola; Barnard, Michelle; Fennema, Wendy – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
In the Fall 2009 term, we participated as students and instructor in a graduate education course modeled after participatory pedagogy. Siemens (2008) defines this approach as "one that does not fully define all curricular needs in advance of interacting with learners...Multiple perspectives, opinions, and active creation on the part of…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Teaching Methods, Graduate Study, Graduate Students
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Simmons, Nicola – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2010
This paper examines information portrayed on Canadian educational development (ED) centre websites and, in particular, whether information that corresponds to questions compiled from a literature search of ED centre practices is readily available from centre websites. This study phase is part of a larger national study of Canadian educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Web Sites, Educational Practices
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Simmons, Nicola – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2009
A global view requires not only a broader perspective, but also greater depth to anchor it firmly. In increasingly changing contexts, are we connected to ourselves in a way that feeds our spirits and nourishes our work? A professional sphere based only on research and practice risks being unbalanced and may jeopardize our well-being as academics.…
Descriptors: Global Approach, World Views, Scholarship, Role Perception
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Simmons, Nicola – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2008
The purpose of the conference session upon which this paper is based was to challenge the notion that evidence of scholarship must be limited to publication in a peer-reviewed journal, and to open the doors for creative thinking about what might constitute evidence of scholarship of teaching and learning. Existing theory around defining…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scholarship, Instruction, Publications