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Brook, Adriana – McGill Journal of Education, 2022
Critics of the neoliberal university argue that grading undermines student learning. In this article, I survey the literature in order to ascertain whether such critiques are supported by pedagogical research. Investigating the relationship between grading and motivation, feedback, and autonomy, respectively, I conclude that grades most often do…
Descriptors: Grading, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Neoliberalism
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McDonnell, Maggie – McGill Journal of Education, 2022
In this "MJE" Forum, the author invites conversation on what it means to be a teacher in Quebec's unique Cegep system. Cegep, positioned between the more structured secondary program and the more autonomous university experience, requires that its teachers grapple with what it means to be a Cegep teacher. Her own piece focuses on…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Professional Identity, Sense of Community, Teacher Role
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Nartey, Humphrey; James, Carl E. – McGill Journal of Education, 2022
This article examines how stereotypes operate in the social construction of Black Canadian male student-athletes and how those stereotypes frame these students' lived experiences in relation to race, athletic ability, and academic performance. From qualitative interviews with twenty current and former Black Canadian student-athletes, we found that…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, African American Students, Foreign Countries, Student Athletes
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Nadeau, Marie-France; Massé, Line; Verret, Claudia; Gaudreau, Nancy; Lagacé-Leblanc, Jeanne – McGill Journal of Education, 2022
This study examined the use of inclusive practices by 1,373 Quebec teachers to promote prosocial behaviour, according to their individual and contextual characteristics. Two questionnaires were used: a sociodemographic and a validated Classroom Behaviour Management Practices Inventory (N = 68 items; 2 dimensions/7 scales [alpha] = 0.70 to 0.90).…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Hill, S. Laurie – McGill Journal of Education, 2022
Education programs increasingly emphasize the development of strong core beliefs and values to support professional judgment for pre-service teacher practice. The ability to critically integrate multiple perspectives is an expected foundation for the pedagogical decisions and professional responsibilities preservice teachers carry out. This…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Professional Identity
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Wang, Peiyu; Zhou, George – McGill Journal of Education, 2021
With an increasing number of international students coming to Canada for higher education, Canadian universities are offering diverse English language improvement programs (ELIPs) to improve international students' English proficiency. However, some Chinese international students struggle to pass such programs and eventually withdraw. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Dropouts, Academic Failure, Foreign Countries
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Stagg-Peterson, Shelley; Huston, Lori; Ings, Eugema; Mason, Brenda; Falcigno, Kim – McGill Journal of Education, 2021
We draw on a focus group discussion amongst four Indigenous northern Ontario early childhood educators (ECEs) from an Indigenous postsecondary institution's ECE diploma program, to show the important contributions of programs offered by Indigenous postsecondary education institutes to Indigenous cultural revitalization. We are the Indigenous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Canada Natives, Indigenous Populations, Early Childhood Teachers
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Gilham, Christopher Matthew; Wei, Yifeng; Kutcher, Stanley; MacIntyre, Catherine; MacCuspic, Sharon; Fougere, Wanda – McGill Journal of Education, 2021
This research investigated whether a mental health literacy resource could increase Grade 12 students' mental health literacy. Bachelor of Education students (N = 8) from a university in rural Atlantic Canada created a board game and mental health seminar based on the resource. They applied the resource through the board game and seminar to Grade…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Multiple Literacies, Undergraduate Students
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Cherubini, Lorenzo – McGill Journal of Education, 2021
The education of Indigenous students in Ontario's publicly-funded schools remains concerning. Given the socio-historical marginalization of Indigenous student epistemologies in public education, it is necessary for teachers to address Indigenous students' learning needs while critically examining their own assumptions as teachers. Prospective…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Expectation, Indigenous Populations, Minority Group Students
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Rodon, Thierry; Ratel, Jean-Luc; Gross, Pamela Hakongak; Lévesque, Francis; Okalik, Maatalii – McGill Journal of Education, 2021
We present a multiple correspondence analysis (MCA) based on a survey of 362 Inuit students and graduates from Nunavut who attended college or university in Canada. Most participants reported that they were satisfied with their postsecondary educational experience and that postsecondary education had greatly improved their income and job outcomes.…
Descriptors: College Students, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Language Attitudes
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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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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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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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Schnellert, Leyton; Kozak, Donna – McGill Journal of Education, 2019
In this study, a university professor and school district literacy coordinator co-designed and co-taught a literacy methods course where teacher candidates participated in dynamic learning in classrooms, exploring how theory can meet practice when students' funds of knowledge are valued through responsive teaching. Case study methodology was taken…
Descriptors: Situated Learning, College Faculty, Coordinators, School Districts
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