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Zhang, Zheng; Li, Wanjing – McGill Journal of Education, 2020
This research investigated potentials of bilingual digital story making to engage the creativity of 13 Canadian and Chinese biliteracy learners aged 11-15. Findings in this paper draw on six focal participants and their digital story creation. Informed by asset-oriented multiliteracies, new media literacies, and new materialism, this research…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Story Telling, Multiple Literacies, Computer Software
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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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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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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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Maxwell, Bruce – McGill Journal of Education, 2019
Quebec's Ethics and Religious Culture program (ERC) requires teachers to adopt a professional stance of pedagogical impartiality. This article examines the complex regulatory framework surrounding the impartiality requirement from the perspectives of teachers' legally recognized right to professional autonomy, their constitutional rights to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethics, Teacher Behavior, Professional Autonomy
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Gomashie, Grace A. – McGill Journal of Education, 2019
This paper gives an overview of ongoing revitalisation efforts for Kanien'keha / Mohawk, one of the endangered Indigenous languages in Canada. For the Mohawk people, their language represents a significant part of the culture, identity and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. The endangerment of Kanien'keha and other Indigenous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tribes, Canada Natives, Language Maintenance
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Liu, Joey Yung-Jun – McGill Journal of Education, 2019
This piece is an auto-biographical reflection on my year-long experience creating a new course called Oral Interpretations and Expressions. Teaching the course allowed me to find an authenticity and identity in my work, which had been eluding me as I conformed to administrative norms in education. Through the practice of story-telling in spoken…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Story Telling, High School Teachers, Metacognition
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Arnott, Stephanie – McGill Journal of Education, 2019
This article explores student motivation to learn French as a second language (FSL) in school. Ontario Grade 9 students (N = 63) were surveyed on their intention to (dis)continue studying French in the Core French (CF) program in Grade 10 when FSL becomes optional. Survey participants shared their reasoning, and a subset (n = 7) took part in a…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Second Language Learning, French, Adolescents
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