Developing a Global Perspective for Educators

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Posters created by Sarah MacKenzieDeveloping A Global Perspective For Educators (DGPE) is a University of Ottawa, Faculty of Education organization that is made possible through the community service learning contributions of professors, graduate students, and Bachelor of Education students. The Faculty of Education seeks to build on our partnerships with local schools, community leaders, and NGOs. Our teacher education program encourages the development of critically reflective professionals who personify an ethic of caring, knowledge and commitment to issues of diversity and equity through education. As educators, we are committed to working with pre-service teachers to explore the pedagogical principles and practical applications for effectively integrating development education into existing curricula using specialized methodologies and resources. Continue Reading…

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Fall Institute – A Global Perspective: Civic Education & Democracy in Action

September 26-27, 2014. This annual Institute focuses on practical ways to integrate the themes of peace and social justice, human rights, environmental sustainability, and international development into educational curricula and practice. The Institute offers workshops, documentary screenings and plenary sessions for educators at all levels. Main sessions are bilingual and workshops are offered in English. Many NGO’s offer materials in both French and English. Consult our Fall Institute Event Program for full details. Continue Reading…

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Mind the Gap: Facilitator Guide

This Facilitator Guide provides educators and facilitators with engaging activities that are suitable for a wide variety of learning environments. These activities provide an introduction to the topic of gender and education, give a framework for exploring the online data tool, and suggest further ways to extend learning. The unit is available here.

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Mind the Gap: Online Data Exploration Tool

The online data exploration tool Mind the Gap: Gender and Education brings gender and access to education statistics to life. Users of the tool, developed by the UNESCO Institute of Statistics, can explore and compare access to education for children, adolescents, students and adults living in different countries of the world. User creates an avatar and take a trip around the world to learn about inequalities in education.

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8 Graduates to Teach in Tanzania with Project TEMBO

Image from Project TEMBOFive teacher candidates have received full funding and will teach at the residential camp in Longido, Tanzania in June 2014. Three other teachers will participate in the PASS program in the Fall, working with cooperating elementary schools. Almost 40 students wrote curricula this year for the two TEMBO projects. Congratulations and thanks to everyone involved!

Read our statement or contact Sharon Cook at scook@uottawa.ca for full details.

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Join Us in Welcoming Our New Associate, Giuliano Reis

Giuliano Reis is an associate professor of science education in Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa and currently an editorial board member of a number of international scholarly journals, including Cultural Studies of Science Education (CSSE) and Journal of Research in Science Teaching (JRST). His research activity covers science and environmental education as well as teacher education. Continue Reading…

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It’s Easy to Be Green – Teacher Resources for Environmental Education

Compiled by the Faculty of Education Greening Committee of 2013 (Ailsa Lapp, Laura Leet, Marissa Reavie and Lorna McLean) at the University of Ottawa, this comprehensive list offers teacher candidates and all educational professionals accessible teaching resources for environmental education for all teaching divisions and subjects. The list incorporates print text, non-profit websites, local access centres for the National Capital Region, and electronic resources. Click here to download resource.

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A Guide to Collaborative Inquiry: Lessons Learned and Future Directions

This guide presents an overview of our 2011-2013 KNAER project at the Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa. In this project, collaborative inquiry was used both as an instructional strategy in the participating Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) and Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) classrooms and as an approach for teacher and teacher candidate professional growth. This guide also documents our existing partnerships and activities with OCDSB, OCSB, NGOs and the Centre for Global and Community Service (University of Ottawa). Download Collaborative Inquiry Guide.

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Breaking Down Stereotypes and Hang-ups: Democracy and Citizen Engagement in Your Classroom

Canada’s Democracy Week is an Elections Canada civic education initiative. An interactive workshop, Breaking Down Stereotypes and Hang-ups: Democracy and Citizen Engagement in Your Classroom brings together some of Canada’s leaders in democratic engagement on September 23, 2013. Be part of the discussion about teaching and modelling democracy and civic engagement in any subject-matter class. Reception and resource fair after the free event. Continue Reading…

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