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Poldma, Tiiu; Di Fabio, Lora; Hammouni, Zakia – LEARNing Landscapes, 2021
This paper explores how students connect meaningfully with theory through the aesthetic experiences of problem solving together in the context of a workshop. It can be challenging for students studying design in university programs to understand how theory is relevant, when applied in practical design studio activities. In the colour workshop…
Descriptors: Reflection, Problem Solving, Color, Theories
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Thomas, M'Balia – LEARNing Landscapes, 2021
This paper examines the everyday creativity embedded within authentic classroom assessments. While not all authentic assessments are necessarily creative (i.e., novel, innovative, and contextually appropriate), I demonstrate everyday creativity in two authentic classroom assessments I have adopted in my TESOL courses. In revealing the everyday…
Descriptors: Creativity, Student Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment, Authentic Learning
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Seiki, Sumer; Domínguez, Daniela; Asato, Jolynn – LEARNing Landscapes, 2021
In this case study, we explore ways to prepare preservice teachers to translate theory into practice and make science curriculum accessible through familial curriculum. Using her "Family Science Lesson Planning" assignment sequence, Sumer taught preservice teachers the theory of transformative curriculum making (Seiki, 2016), and guided…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Curriculum
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Herron, Brigette A.; Roulston, Kathryn – LEARNing Landscapes, 2021
Teaching students to become critical consumers of interviews, which often serve as influential sources for learning and interpreting world events, is important in today's information-rich world. This paper outlines an approach to teaching in-depth interviewing in which students examine excerpts from interviews (e.g., archival collections, oral…
Descriptors: Interviews, Interaction, Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods
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Dominey, Hayley – LEARNing Landscapes, 2021
This article is a condensed version of the author's research which explores the relationship between imaginative play and creativity in education, and examines the structures, approaches, benefits, and obstacles surrounding the topic of imaginative play and creativity. The photo collection is a reflection on the ponderings throughout the author's…
Descriptors: Imagination, Play, Creativity, Elementary School Students
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Golos, Debbie; Moses, Annie; Gale, Elaine; Berke, Michele – LEARNing Landscapes, 2021
Societal views of Deaf people typically stem from a medical or deficit perspective, which then informs educational practices. In contrast, educational settings that embrace a cultural perspective provide visual language and strategies that can benefit all students. This article will address three common myths about American Sign Language (ASL) and…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Deafness, American Sign Language, Teaching Methods
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Prasad, Gail – LEARNing Landscapes, 2021
This article reports on collage as a pedagogical practice to support teacher candidate reflection. We outline a multi-step collage-based reflection workshop that was part of a required course on "Inquiries Into Learning." The summative collage project was designed to help teacher candidates reflect on their vision of learning (hope) and…
Descriptors: Art Products, Preservice Teachers, Student Projects, Reflective Teaching
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Kavia, Sonal; Murphy, M. Shaun – LEARNing Landscapes, 2021
This narrative inquiry explores personal and professional stories of two educators, nurtured and supported by their school leadership, in a rural school setting, who have had diverse experiences with the contemplative practice of mindfulness. Our research primarily focused on the following wonders: How does the experience of mindfulness practice…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Altruism, Rural Schools, Personal Narratives
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Phelan, Anne M.; Janzen, Melanie D. – LEARNing Landscapes, 2021
In the face of standardization and rationalization, the language of the expected, the predictable and the planned has enveloped teaching and teacher education worldwide. However, in a recent study about the emotional toll of teaching in two Canadian provinces, teachers' stories overflowed with allusions to the unexpected, the unplanned, and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience, Psychological Patterns, Teacher Persistence
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Nontell, Lisa – LEARNing Landscapes, 2021
The author explores tensions between teacher-centered styles of teaching and play-based approaches that invite students to be creators of their own learning. Through narrative inquiry, the author uses a metaphor of wildflowers growing in natural environments to explore a child-led process of learning through play that fosters creativity and deep…
Descriptors: Play, Teaching Methods, Student Centered Learning, Kindergarten
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Murray-Orr, Anne; Mitton, Jennifer – LEARNing Landscapes, 2021
Critical literacy is widely accepted as an important element of culturally relevant pedagogy. In this article, we detail results of a study into how six teachers in rural Eastern Canada purposefully incorporated critical literacy into teaching and learning activities in their classrooms from a culturally relevant pedagogical stance. Findings…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Critical Literacy, Culturally Relevant Education, Minority Group Students
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Mooney, Julie A. – LEARNing Landscapes, 2021
In this reflective paper, I interweave autoethnographic personal narrative and critical self-reflection with theoretical literature in order to engage and wrestle with decolonizing and Indigenizing my teaching and curricular practices in Canadian higher education. Acknowledging that walking this path is challenging, I seek multiple trailheads in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Canada Natives, Higher Education
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Vancoughnett, Jillian – LEARNing Landscapes, 2021
As a special education teacher working with intensive needs children and their families, I have come to understand the importance of using "parent knowledge" alongside my professional knowledge to inform my pedagogy, enabling me to authentically and meaningfully program for students. In this article, I use my storied experiences with…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Special Education Teachers, Parent Participation, Special Needs Students
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Gupta, Gunita – LEARNing Landscapes, 2021
Pedagogy can be understood as methods and practices of teaching, and/or a way of being with children. In this paper, I use critical exposition and narrative to reflect on Max van Manen's (2012) theory of pedagogy as a relationship between adults and children. My writing is organized into alternating sections of exposition (theory) and narrative…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Instruction, Educational Theories, Interpersonal Relationship
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Peterken, Corinna; Potts, Miriam – LEARNing Landscapes, 2021
In this paper, we find and share emergent and relational learning practices through intra-actions with people, places, and materials. We are pedagogical and artistic practitioners who learn from experiencing the world with others and explore relational "intra-actions" (Barad, 2003) that facilitate knowledge-making practices. Contrary to…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Holistic Approach, Relationship, Interaction
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