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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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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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Falkenberg, Thomas; Ukasoanya, Grace; Krepski, Heather – McGill Journal of Education, 2021
What does it mean for students to flourish (to be well) in school, what school ecology would this require, and what capabilities to live a flourishing life should schools help students develop? In this article, we report on a study that inquired into these three questions from the perspective of the students themselves, which is a perspective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Well Being, Self Concept
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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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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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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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MacDonald, Jennifer; Markides, Jennifer – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
Education for reconciliation is centered on renewing Indigenous-settler relations. In this article, two graduate students share their experiences as they endeavour to take up a praxis for reconciliation. Positioned by their different cultural identities, they join in a duoethnographic conversation, to reflect on their learning and to share their…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Land Settlement
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Conrad, Diane; Jagger, Patricia; Bleeks, Victoria; Auger, Sarah – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
Our arts-based curriculum encounter occurred in a graduate course on arts-based research methods. For a class project we engaged in an inquiry on the question: "What does it mean to live on this land?" which we explored through various arts-based activities. The question challenged us to think deeply about our relationship with and…
Descriptors: Art Education, Graduate Students, Place Based Education, History
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Tse, Vanessa V.; Abra, Meaghan; Tanaka, Michele T. D. – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
Within the final teaching practica, pre-service teachers encounter the crucial challenge of redefining their teacher identities. Leaving behind personas formed as students, professional settings necessitate asking themselves what kind of teacher they want to be in a new context. In collaboration with their professor, two pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Practicums, Inquiry, Student Attitudes
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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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Lévesque, Stéphane G.; Zanazanian, Paul – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
This paper looks at the historical consciousness of prospective history teachers in Canada. Using a bilingual online survey instrument inspired by the pan-Canadian research "Canadians and their Pasts" with volunteer participants (N = 233), the study investigates their background knowledge, their perceptions of the trustworthiness of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Preservice Teachers, National Surveys
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Hamel, Christine; Turcotte, Sandrine; Laferriere, Therese; Bisson, Nicolas – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
Education research has shown the importance of helping students develop comprehension skills. Explanation-seeking rather than fact-seeking pedagogies have been shown to warrant deeper student understanding. This study investigates the use of Knowledge Forum (KF) in K-6 classrooms (n = 251) to develop students' explanation skills. To this end, we…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Interviews, Student Attitudes, Computer Mediated Communication
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Stephenson, Carol; Stirling, John; Wray, David – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
This article critically evaluates the attempt of the authors to develop a sociological imagination within first-year undergraduate students studying the discipline of sociology at a British university. Through a sociological analysis of biography and autobiography (of both teachers and students), we attempted to create a quality of mind that would…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, College Freshmen, Sociology, Biographies
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Rodon, Thierry; Lévesque, Francis; Dalseg, Sheena Kennedy – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to learn from the experiences of postsecondary Inuit students from Canada. Through surveys, interviews, and focus groups, we realized that despite the challenges associated with pursuing postsecondary education in the South, most respondents perceived their experience to be positive. Lack of access to sufficient and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Canada Natives, Student Surveys
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