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Bergeron, Pierre-Jérôme – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
This paper presents a critical analysis, from the point of view of a statistician, of the methodology used by Hattie in "Visible Learning," and explains why it must absolutely be called pseudoscience. We first discuss what appears to be the intentions of Hattie's approach. Then we describe the major mistakes in "Visible…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions, Statistics, Teaching Methods
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Rose, Ellen – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
In this position paper, I argue that a focus on achieving and increasing social presence in online courses tends to derail a consideration of the ethical implications and dimensions of the essential facelessness of asynchronous education. Drawing upon the work of Emmanuel Levinas and Nel Noddings, who contended that the face is the basis of…
Descriptors: Asynchronous Communication, Online Courses, Interpersonal Relationship, Computer Mediated Communication
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St-Amand, Jerome; Girard, Stéphanie; Hiroux, Marie-Hélène; Smith, Jonathan – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
This article outlines a strategy that we, as high school teachers, used in the academic year 2012-2013 to improve a student's school engagement. Extracurricular activities such as sports have proven useful (among other strategies) to counter school disengagement, specifically in enhancing positive social relations among the teachers and students…
Descriptors: Athletics, Extracurricular Activities, Learner Engagement, Student School Relationship
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Ivie, Stanley D. – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
Metaphor is a critical tool for thought. Lying at the heart of every systematic body of knowledge are three root metaphors--mechanism, organism, and mind. Historically, schools of philosophy--realism, naturalism, and idealism--have grown up around these metaphors. The root metaphors and their corresponding philosophies provide the paradigms…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Educational Philosophy, Models, Educational History
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Murray-Orr, Anne; Mitton-Kukner, Jennifer – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
This paper focuses upon the case of one early career teacher, Don, a participant in a longitudinal study examining the transfer of learning about literacy practices from pre-service teacher education to the classrooms of secondary content area teachers. We followed Don from his B. Ed. program into his first two years of teaching in an Indigenous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Educational Practices, Teaching Experience
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Lewkowich, David – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
In this paper, I discuss the process of developing a piece of writing for publication. Written for an intended audience of graduate students in the field of education, I discuss writing for publication as an arrangement for significance, the question of finding a discursive and intellectual home, the selection of an appropriate journal in which to…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Graduate Students, Writing Skills, Writing Strategies
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Heppner, Denise H. – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
This article reports on the results of a literature review addressing the research questions: What strategies for writing instruction have proven to be effective in promoting writing development in preschool-primary aged children? What research on writing instruction has been conducted within Canada on preschool-primary aged children? An…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction, Preschool Children, Elementary School Students
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High, Anna Jane – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
The protection and promotion of dignity is a foundational objective of restorative justice. Dignity-enhancing restorative justice practices, which are rooted in the traditional practices of Indigenous people groups, have been widely adopted in schools reactively, as a response to specific infractions. A growing number of schools are adopting…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Practices, Program Implementation, Cost Effectiveness
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Gallagher, Tiffany L.; Rowsell, Jennifer – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
This article examines the extent to which the competencies of the 21st century learner are reflected in the learning outcomes within the English language arts curriculum standards documents for the Canadian provinces. Manifest summative content analysis was used to code learning outcomes in accordance with themes derived from the competencies of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Behavioral Objectives, Language Arts
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Nyika, Lawrence; McPherson, Charmaine; Murray-Orr, Anne – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
In this essay, we review empirical, theoretical, and substantial grey literature in relation to immigrant youth and health promoting schools (HPS). We examine the health promotion concept to consider how it may inform the HPS model. Using Canada as an example, we examine current immigrant youth demographics and define several key terms including…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Health Promotion, Foreign Countries, Models
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Thériault, Pascale; Allaire, Stéphane; Gagnon, Vincent – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
Although the affective dimension of writing is important and well documented, we know less about how teachers and students are making use of the blog in classrooms to advance specifically cognitive goals connected to writing. It is with this in mind that a case study was carried out to closely document the effect of classroom blogs on the…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Diaries, Web Sites, Elementary School Students
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Sokal, Laura; Barrett, Vern; Appel, Allan; Funk, Anneke; Radawetz, Mykaila – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
One hundred teacher candidates enrolled in a mandatory course on service learning were surveyed pre- and post-course to determine their civic attitudes and willingness to take the service learning course. Quantitative analysis indicated significant growth in civic attitudes in all students, and this growth was not differentially affected by the…
Descriptors: Required Courses, Service Learning, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Kilinç, Ali Çagatay; Kosar, Serkan; Er, Emre; Ögdem, Zeki – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between bureaucratic school structures and teachers' self-efficacy. Participants included 252 teachers from 15 primary schools in Ankara, Turkey. Mean, standard deviation, correlation, and regression analyses were conducted. Results indicated that bureaucratic school structures and teacher…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Administrative Organization, Elementary School Teachers, Correlation
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Venkatesh, Vivek; Rabah, Jihan; Fusaro, Magda; Couture, Annie; Varela, Wynnpaul; Alexander, Kristopher – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
We are witnessing the integration of increasingly sophisticated information and communication technologies (ICTs) in higher education settings. Understanding learners' and instructors' perceptions of their proficiency and use of ICTs is critical to the success of their integration in universities. Using a theoretical framework grounded in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Undergraduate Students, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Bakhshaei, Mahsa; Georgiou, Theophano; McAndrew, Marie – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
In Quebec's French-language secondary schools, youth originating from South Asia have the highest dropout rate among all immigrant-origin students, whereas in the English sector, their coethnic peers have a more positive academic profile than third-plus-generation students. Using quantitative data, this paper aims to understand the difference in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, French, English (Second Language)
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