Developing a Global Perspective for Educators

Celebrating Nicholas Ng-a-Fook

This week’s KNAER-RECRAE blog is dedicated to our very own Nicholas Ng-a-Fook and for his exceptional service to his students, faculty and community at the University of Ottawa. Nicholas focuses on “how we can…address the needs of people outside the community” through our educational institutions. Nicholas is a recipient of the New Research Award 2012 as nominated by his peers. Click here to follow this and other knowledge mobilization stories.

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Global Cohort on Algonquin Exchange

Since 2010, teacher candidates from the Developing a Global Perspective for Educators (DGPE) cohort in the Teacher Education program have had the unique opportunity to work with students from an Algonquin First Nations community.

The Kitigan Zibi Kikinamadinan school in Maniwaki, Quebec, was founded to meet the community’s need to educate its youth in a way that honoured Kitigan Zibi’s rich Algonquin culture and heritage. Continue Reading…

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2015 CSSE Annual Conference – Keynote Plenary Session

Félix Cárdenas Aguilar
Honorable Vice Minister of Decolonization, Bolivia

Decolonizing Education from Indigenous Perspectives: Constructing a Multidimensional Justice. In this talk, Honorable Aguilar will share with Canadian educators and researchers some perspectives concerning decolonization and ‘de-­‐patriarchalization’ as processes of social transformation toward a more just and harmonious society. Continue Reading…

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Oral History Education Free 2-Day Workshop Invitation

Oral History and Education: Theories, Dilemmas, and Practices on May 24-25, 2015 explores oral history, life narratives, and storytelling as it relates to education. Join over twenty international experts – prominent oral historians, curriculum theorists, museum curators, teacher educators, and teachers in this field – to foster, exchange, and generate new ideas about what it means to use oral history to engage the past with students. Continue Reading…

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Hearts Garden to honour children lost to Indian Residential Schools

Image from TanzaniaAs a legacy to the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada, former students of Indian Residential Schools and their families, the TRC, FN Caring Society, KAIROS and Project of Heart invite children and youth across the country to create a Heart Garden in their communities or schools.

The idea behind the Heart Gardens is to honour children lost to the Indian Residential School (IRS) system. Create your own heart and decorate it in your own way to honour those lost to the IRS along with why reconciliation is important to you. Continue Reading…

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Teaching in Tanzania

Image from TanzaniaFor the past two years, members of the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa have been supporting a residential camp program created by the Tanzanian Education and Micro-Business Opportunity (TEMBO) by designing curriculum units based on the Tanzanian curriculum. This June, Katie Chastven was one of five candidates who went to the three-week English camp for high school girls, as curriculum writers and volunteer teachers. “…it was an opportunity to make a difference in a community and help support and change the lives of girls through education,” explains Katie. Click here to read the full story on TABARET: uOttawa’s online magazine.

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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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