Developing a Global Perspective for Educators

Global Cohort Orientation: Teaching above the Fray

This Fall semester, get ready to witness “Teaching above the Fray” at Developing a Global Perspective for Educators, Faculty of Education UOttawa.

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UPLIFT: A travel show at the frontlines of social and environmental challenges


UPLIFT is a travel show following hosts Barnabe and Nisha as they discover countries and cultures at the frontlines of social and environmental challenges, and meet the community builders, artists, activists, social entrepreneurs and innovators working on solutions. Visit http://www.upliftfilms.org for more details.

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ITCS @ OCSB Peace Conference 2012

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Teacher candidates from the University of Ottawa participated as facilitators in the 2012 Ottawa Catholic School Board Peace Conference this afternoon. Inside the Teacher Candidate Studio was there to capture some initial thoughts that followed the event. It was a wonderful experience and we would like to thank all who were involved. Thank you for watching!

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Inside Teacher Candidate’s Studio: Faith in Schools



Welcome back from practicum! As our first professor interview for Inside the Teacher Candidate Studio, teacher candidate Peter Osudar sat down with Joel Westheimer. Joel is the University Research chair in Sociology of Education at the University of Ottawa. He explores the ways educational theorists conceive of teaching democracy and the ways school practices embrace or challenge these conceptions. Our topic concerns faith in both the Catholic and public school systems and how religious teaching is explored in the classroom. Continue Reading…

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Inside Teacher Candidate’s Studio: Global Issues & Practicum



In today’s session and in preparation for our first practicum placement, the group discusses global development issues and how social action concerns/awareness can be implemented into daily lesson planning. Candidates delve into the idea of expanding upon local sustainability initiatives that have the potential to translate to larger issues on a global scale. Continue Reading…

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Inside Teacher Candidate’s Studio: Private vs. Public Schools



In today’s session, our teacher candidates discussed private versus public school education and reflected on their thoughts, opinions, research, classroom debates, and general pedagogical knowledge. Our discussion begins with an introspective look at past schooling experiences along with private and public school institutions in the greater Ottawa area. Continue Reading…

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Project Tembo supporting girls’ education in Tanzania



Project Tembo is a curriculum-writing project to support girls’ education in Tanzania. This video records the last meeting held to organize this project. Members of Project Tembo suggest guidelines for developing curricula to support this project, including a number of ESL strategies. The curriculum topics have been distributed, but anyone wishing the breakdown, should contact Sharon Cook at scook@uottawa.ca.

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Pathways to Transformative Learning



Pathways to transformative learning: Environmental education, citizenship, and sustainability
Stan Kozak, Curriculum and Policy Consultant, provokes and encourages thoughtful discussion amongst teachers and teacher candidates on transformative learning and teaching strategies, incorporating themes of environmental, citizenship, and sustainability education. This conversation took place as part of a KNAER initiative in which teacher candidates from the University of Ottawa and full-time teachers from Ottawa’s public and Catholic school boards collaborated in inventing, creating, and implementing curriculum with a orientation towards global education and consciousness. Continue Reading…

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First Nations + Culture = Equity



Why is there inequity in the funding of education for Aboriginal and First Nations children, and how can we address it? Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, explores the causes of disadvantages for Aboriginal families and advocates for the promotion of equitably- and culturally-based interventions at her keynote lecture Continue Reading…

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