Canadian Council on Learning (CCL)

Evaluation of Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN) (2009)

In 2005, Dietitians of Canada (DC), the national association of registered dietitians, launched an online decision-support service for dietetic practitioners called Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN).

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2014-05-20

Changing immigrants' attitudes toward intentions to use the BC HealthGuide Program: Culturally specific video messaging for health promotion (2007)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 1, No. 1, Article 3, 2007

This study investigated perceptions within the Iranian community of the Greater Vancouver Area about the Government of British Columbia’s health information program, and explored a model for introducing the program to other ethnic communities in the province.

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2014-05-16

'Talk to Your Doc' - helping adolescents make health care transitions (2010)

Evaluation and design to extend the reach

This study evaluates the effectiveness of “Talk to Your Doc” workshops presented by University of British Columbia medical students in Vancouver high schools as a volunteer outreach program since 1998.

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2014-05-14

Using Simulation to Engage Police in Learning about Mental Illness: The Impact of Realism on the Learning Process (2009)

This document describes a study undertaken to evaluate the impact of using simulation to educate police officers about mental illness and about how to respond effectively to common critical incidents involving mentally ill persons. The study involved focus groups, surveys, and a scale that measures opinions about mental illness.

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2014-05-12

The Health Promoting School: Developing Indicators and an Evaluation Framework (2009)

The term Health Promoting School (HPS) refers to the idea that a school can promote both the health and the learning needs of its students. The goal of this study was to establish indicators of student health and wellbeing associated with school policies and practices, and to further the understanding of the HPS through quantitative and qualitative analysis.

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2014-05-07

Widening Access: Making the Transition from Mass to Universal Post-Secondary Education in Canada (2009)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 2, Special Issue, Article 3, 2009

This paper highlights some of the contemporary challenges facing postsecondary education in Canada and focuses on the need for a system that is more democratic, open, and accessible.

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2014-04-22

Best-Practice: Sexuality Education for Children and Youth with Physical Disabilities – Developing a Curriculum Based on Lived Experiences (2010)

This document describes a project undertaken to develop guidelines for teaching sexual health education to children and youth with physical disabilities.

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2014-04-16

Examining the personal side of change within a collaborative inquiry group: Adopting Problem-Based Learning in primary/elementary science education (2008)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 2, No. 1, Article 3, 2008

This paper describes the experiences of a university researcher and five teachers from a school district in Newfoundland and Labrador as they planned and implemented a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) science curriculum. In PBL, the teacher acts as a facilitator as students, working individually or in small groups, find workable solutions to problems.

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2014-04-14

Strengthening PLAR: Integrating theory and practice in post-secondary education (2007)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 1, No. 2, Article 5 (2007)

Prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) is commonly defined as the identification, measurement, and recognition of knowledge and skills acquired outside educational institutions through work and other life experience. In this article, the author proposes a conceptual model for PLAR in education.

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2014-04-07

The complexities of ethical decision-making: A study of prospective teachers' learning (2008)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 2, No. 1, Article 2, 2008

This research study uses a process of case inquiry to examine the ability of students in an education program at an Ontario university to link abstract theory to the future demands of ethical professional practice.

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2014-04-02

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