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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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Olayiwola, Shina – McGill Journal of Education, 2022
This article examines the level of research involvement among educational stakeholders in the process of educational policy-making and implementation in Nigeria. It attributes the transformational challenges confronting the secondary school system in Nigeria to the epistemological question: "What is the relationship between the knower or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Educational Policy, Research Methodology
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Sivia, Awneet; Britton, Vandy – McGill Journal of Education, 2021
This study explores teachers' professional learning (TPL) in the context of a school-wide implementation of Project Based Learning (PBL).Using phenomenology, we studied the narratives of two teachers engaged in the implementation. The questions driving this research are: How do teachers conceptualize their learning as professionals involved in a…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Curriculum Implementation, Active Learning, Student Projects
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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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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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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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Wiseman, Dawn – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
This paper focuses on how I have been attending to the TRC's [Truth and Reconciliation Commission's] calls to action within science teacher education. It draws on personal experiences, my dissertation, Canadian policy regarding Indigenous education, and academic literature to explore what the calls ask of teacher educators. Throughout, I consider…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Indigenous Knowledge, Preservice Teacher Education, Public Policy
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Kearns, Laura-Lee; Tompkins, Joanne; Borden, Lisa Lunney – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
This study traces the learning journey of primarily non-Indigenous educators who challenged the legacy of colonization in schools, and worked to decolonize their practice, through their participation in a specialized graduate cohort. Drawing upon sharing circle conversations, we highlight themes that emerged from our research. Educators reported…
Descriptors: Land Settlement, Graduate Students, Educational Change, Cultural Awareness
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Rushton, Claire; Webb, Andrea S. – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
This paper discusses a series of inquiry-based seminars that are central to the teacher education program at the University of British Columbia. This teacher education program reflects the changing curriculum in the province. The new inquiry-based provincial curriculum is being implemented between 2015 and 2018 and the teacher education program is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Active Learning, Seminars
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Egan, Kieran; Bullock, Shawn Michael; Chodakowski, Anne – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
We propose that "teacher candidates need to have extended experiences with learning to teach imaginatively," which is to say that teacher candidates need to have experiences that enable them to consider new possibilities in education. We first attend to the general theoretical framework offered by imaginative education before moving on…
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Imagination, Preservice Teacher Education, Methods Courses
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Doerksen, Rose – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
Through the lens of a student, this Note from the Field responds to a historical research project which engages pre-service teachers in critical citizenship and social imagination. Looking inward facilitates a personal learning experience of identity that is applied to learning in the 21st century. When 21st century pre-service teacher education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Citizenship Education, Citizenship
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Craig, Dana; Etcheverry, Jose; Ferris, Stefan – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
This Note provides an analysis of Mexico's "Telesecundaria" program within the context of Mexico's new education reform framework offering a succinct background of the project, as well as key policy lessons that can be useful for other jurisdictions interested in the development of distance education programs. This Note uses a literature…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, Interviews, Qualitative Research
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Parker, Dan; McGray. Robert – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
This research draws into question the effects that neoliberal policy reforms--with an emphasis on individual and measurable "competencies"--has on new teachers teaching sexuality education in Quebec. While we examine professional competencies that teachers can use to define their mandate for teaching sexuality education as a beginning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy
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Carani, George; Carani, José; Strong-Wilson, Teresa – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
"Alphabetização" (literacy) of young children involves a school exclusively devoted to the early years, parental participation, and teachers specialized in early literacy. This is the basis of José Carani's proposal for an "escola familia" in the municipality of Cambé (Brazil). This "Note from the Field," based on our…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Emergent Literacy, Specialization, Program Proposals
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Lynch, Meghan – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
This exploratory netnographic study describes how a sample of Ontario kindergarten teachers perceive the new Ontario Full Day Kindergarten (FDK) curriculum. Discussions from teacher message boards, the comment sections of online news articles, and interviews with kindergarten teachers were analyzed and coded using a qualitative approach. Analysis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, School Schedules, Preschool Teachers
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