Developing a Global Perspective for Educators

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!

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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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A Must See Documentary Screening – Girl Rising

Fall Institute 2013/2014 – September 27-28, 2013

One girl with courage is a revolution. Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, which tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses. Girl Rising showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Consult our Fall Institute Event Program for full details. Continue Reading…

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Fall Institute – A Global Perspective: Translating Collaborative Inquiry into Action

September 27-28, 2013. 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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Who is Afraid of Teacher Activists?

September 19, 2013 18:30-20:00 (Faculty of Social Science Building RM4007)

Who is afraid of teacher activists?: A step in front of our children. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook reexamines what is at stake for teachers who are committed to a social justice curriculum within and outside the contexts of public schooling. As one example, he will discuss our obligations as teachers to remember the lived experiences of survivors who suffered the violent colonial effects of residential schooling and its absence from the Ontario school curriculum. Continue Reading…

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2013-2014 Kick Off

The 2013-2014 initiative is multifaceted and stems from the continual commitment and expertise of the Faculty of Education to promote the knowledge, skills and attitudes of educators to work in an increasingly diverse and global community. More details about our events and activities are available in the DGPE Brochure.

Upcoming Events in September:
Democracy Week Event sponsored by Elections Canada
Who is Afraid of Teacher Activists?: A Step in front of Our Children
Fall Institute. A Global Perspective: Translating Collaborative Inquiry into Action

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