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Rosenberg, Aron; Starr, Lisa – McGill Journal of Education, 2020
This article analyzes the potential for reshaping disciplinary divides by engaging with theories and movements that relate to educational change. Generating educational structures that diverge from conventional discipline-based models are a common way of attempting contemporary educational reforms. Interdisciplinary approaches are analyzed in this…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Bouchard, Nancy – McGill Journal of Education, 2020
This paper presents an innovative analytical model of Ethics Education, and uses it to analyze the major learning components found in England's National framework for religious education (NFRE). The model is based on research on Ethics Education in French­-speaking countries but can be used to characterize Ethics Education within any specific…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Religious Education, Self Concept, Social Cognition
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Gilbride, Kimberley Ann – McGill Journal of Education, 2020
The research was carried out to determine whether the use of group tests for undergraduate science students to augment lecture material in a second-year core course in microbiology would improve the retention of material on a subsequent regular mid-term/final exam. On three separate occasions, the students were asked to complete short…
Descriptors: Group Testing, Cooperative Learning, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Chichekian, Tanya; Bragoli-Barzan, Léa – McGill Journal of Education, 2020
This paper explores the need to build a reciprocal partnership with Indigenous Peoples and develop culturally-relevant strategies that foster academic motivation among Indigenous youth. The objectives of this study were to describe education professionals' perceptions regarding: (1) the challenges Indigenous students face when transitioning to…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Barriers, Postsecondary Education, College Students
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Heppner, Denise Hudspith – McGill Journal of Education, 2020
The overarching goal of this literature review is to improve the understanding of the importance of oral language to critical emergent literacy skills and explore available assessment measures for use within the classroom. An overview of the components of language (i.e., content, form, and use) is provided. Measures of oral language gleaned from a…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Emergent Literacy, Preschool Children, Elementary School Students
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White, Boyd Eric – McGill Journal of Education, 2020
This article takes its direction from notable educators such as John Dewey and Elliot Eisner who argue in favour of endorsing uncertainty and related responses within educational practice. The argument is a push­back against current emphasis on standardization, with its accompanying focus on single right answers that don't do justice to the…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Educational Practices, Ambiguity (Context), Standards
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Henze, Adam David – McGill Journal of Education, 2020
This article explores the "daemons" that many university students face by exploring Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" in a creative way. Using a poetic method called "erasure," the author of this article cut fragmented descriptions of Victor Frankenstein, and stitched them together to craft a poem about the need for…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Self Management, Autobiographies
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Lipset, Michael – McGill Journal of Education, 2020
The author examines a federally funded internship program he organized while serving as the director of the High School for Recording Arts Los Angeles program. The school paid students to operate their own record label. Under the American Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, approved organizations provide paid, for-credit internships to young…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Internship Programs, Partnerships in Education, Music
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Ihnatovych, Diana – McGill Journal of Education, 2020
Independence and critical thinking are crucial for survival in our contemporary world. Learners and new teachers in training should be trusted to discover and develop their own voice in teaching and learning and be encouraged to surrender expectation to produce predetermined outcomes by strictly following scripted curriculum because it is…
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Learning Processes, Creative Thinking, Educational Change
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Rajabali, Anar – McGill Journal of Education, 2020
In this photo essay, I enact how a creative pedagogue engages with artistic practice and contemplative inquiry. As a poet, at home in words, photography represents a creative risk. This vulnerability is felt in the sharing of the work through the lens of (re)search. Hence, I ask: Does it have wings? By delving in expressive forms toward the…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Photography, Creativity, Teaching Methods
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Howard, Patrick; Ryan, Chris; Fogarty, Ian – McGill Journal of Education, 2020
This paper presents the results of an inquiry into a creative, whole-school integrative learning project that started with posing a 'big question'. Data were generated to deepen understanding regarding the effects of implementing creative project-based learning Hi on student lived experience and student attitudes toward learning. Research on…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Active Learning, Student Experience, Student Attitudes
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Vincent, Adam – McGill Journal of Education, 2020
This Artistic and Creative Inquiry (ACI) uses personal narrative to share examples of how poetry has been successfully used in both classroom and academic support settings to enhance students' understanding of course concepts and to identity their own learning preferences. This pragmatic discussion of poetry as a teaching tool is then coupled with…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Poetry
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James, Kedrick; Horst, Rachel; Takeda, Yuya Peco; Morales, Esteban – McGill Journal of Education, 2020
The Patch workshop explores creative/critical analyses that can map the collectively relevant topoi of semiosis in linguistic texts according to the three ecologies as articulated by Félix Guattari. As creative pedagogues both in service and critical of creative economics, we valourize a generative practice, one that results in successive creative…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Computer Software, Computational Linguistics, Collaborative Writing
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Elsherief, Heba – McGill Journal of Education, 2020
This short story illustrates an occasion of culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogical practices in relation to the canonical texts which are often used in urban classrooms. In it, a lesson on Jane Eyre's childhood point of view and mode of introspectiveness delves into a tale of dancing and Otherness. The story shows that in spaces where…
Descriptors: Classics (Literature), Minority Group Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods
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Burkholder, Casey M.; Chase, Allen – McGill Journal of Education, 2020
What creative approaches might be harnessed to encourage social critique and action in pre-service Geography teacher education? By reflecting on an assignment in Casey's Introduction to Teaching Geography class where pre-service teachers (including Allen) visually mapped a worker's labour for a day on unceded and unsurrendered Wolastoqiyik…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Social Studies, Preservice Teacher Education
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