Educational philosophy

Mount Royal College's College-Wide Learning Outcomes Initiative Phase 3: Integrating, Teaching to and Assessing Skills-based Learning Outcomes (2000)

In 1997, Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta, launched an eight-year plan to integrate skills-based learning outcomes across the organization. In the third phase of the project, the college continued to find ways to support its instructors in the initiative.

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2013-11-14

How should our schools teach kids about money? [Video - 4:14] (2012)

This document is housed on the Sun Life Financial server, under Brighter Life.

This video, part of a series dealing with a variety of financial issues, features an interview with Gary Rabbior, president of Canadian Foundation for Economic Education.

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2013-09-23

Toward training: The meanings and practices of social change work in the arts (2006)

This document outlines a study designed to provide a foundation for the development of teaching and training activities at a new international centre for art and social change. Forty-six organizations and individual artists, from Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia were interviewed for the project.

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2013-09-09

Learning Indigenous, Western, and Personal Mathematics from Place (2010)

This study looks at the impact of learning from place on young Aboriginal students’ sense of engagement as they study mathematics.

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2013-07-22

Improving literacy levels among Aboriginal Canadians (2008)

Lessons in Learning - September 4, 2008

The authors of this document note that while many working-age Canadians have inadequate literacy skills, the situation is even more urgent among Aboriginal Canadians.

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2012-04-17

Accord on Indigenous Education (2010)

The Association of Canadian Deans of Education (ACDE) brings together deans, directors and chairs of education in Canadian universities and colleges. In 2010, members of ACDE adopted this accord, with the vision of creating respectful learning environments, developing inclusive curricula, and recognizing and promoting Indigenous knowledge in education.

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2011-12-20

Dewey's Logic as a Methodological Grounding Point for Practitioner-Based Inquiry (2011)

In this essay, the author looks to American philosopher and educational reformer John Dewey for guidelines to shape the emerging field of teacher research.

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2011-10-14

Synthesis Report of the Aboriginal Learning Knowledge Centre's Literature Reviews: Responsive Educational Systems (2009)

The author notes that First Nations, Métis and Inuit people in all colonized territories share common experiences that are often very different from other student populations struggling in educational systems. Understanding the legacy of the Aboriginal experience is critical in developing education systems that respond to Aboriginal needs.

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2011-06-13

Nourishing the Learning Spirit: Dialogue on Learning through Spirit (2009)

May 23-26, 2008, Wanuskewin Heritage Park

In this report, prepared for the Aboriginal Learning Knowledge Centre (AbLKC), the author describes a three-day forum on engaging the spirit in learning, held at Wanuskewin Heritage Park in Saskatchewan in May 2008.

The forum was part of a research study intended to prompt discussion about how teachers might understand and engage with spiritual knowing within a variety of contexts.

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2011-06-10

Understanding teaching and learning in adult literacy training: Practices in Canada and the United Kingdom (2007)

Literacy and Numeracy Studies: International Journal in the Education and Training of Adults, 15(2) 57-72

This study was undertaken by researchers from the University of Ottawa in Canada, the University of London in the United Kingdom, and the University of Maryland in the United States. Their goal was to investigate how adult students learn collaboratively with their peers in both formal and non-formal adult literacy programs and what teaching styles best support this learning.

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