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Scheffel, Tara-Lynn – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
This article discusses what constitutes engagement in learning from the perspective of Grade 8 students. While a mixed methods approach was employed to gather quantitative and qualitative data, the focus of this article is the qualitative data collected from an interactive, participatory workshop. As part of this workshop, Grade 8 students were…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, Learner Engagement, Mixed Methods Research
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Wiebe, Sean; Smith, Claire Caseley – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
In this article, we summarize research on Prince Edward Island where a Prince Edward Island teacher, identifying as an a/r/tographer, designed a digital and multiliteracies unit, as part of a directed studies course in her Master of Education program. Small in scope, this single participant case study was designed to give a fuller picture to three…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Multiple Literacies, Masters Programs, Educational Theories
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Kim, Eun-Ji Amy – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
Motivated by the striking under-representation of Indigenous students in the field of science and technology, the Ontario Ministry of Education has attempted to integrate Aboriginal perspectives into their official curricula in hopes of making a more culturally relevant curriculum for Indigenous students. Using hermeneutic content analysis (HCA),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Canada Natives, Culturally Relevant Education
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Weisseno, Georg; Landwehr, Barbara – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
This study investigates the effectiveness of political science classes in Germany. It analyzes whether or not 1,071 students in the 9th and 10th grade showed increases in knowledge after participating in the lesson series. This analysis focuses on the competence dimension "subject-specific content knowledge" as well as on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Political Science, European History, Knowledge Level
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Peterson, Shelley Stagg; McClay, Jill – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
This article reports comprehensive findings from a national study of the teaching and assessment of writing in classrooms across ten Canadian provinces and two of three territories. Through interviews with 216 grade 4-8 teachers and observations and interviews in 22 classrooms (1 to 3 classrooms in each province), we gathered information about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Munroe, Elizabeth Ann; Lunney-Borden, Lisa; Murray-Orr, Anne; Toney, Denise; Meader, Jane – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
Concerned by the need to decolonize education for Aboriginal students, the authors explore philosophies of Indigenous ways of knowing and those of the 21st century learning movement. In their efforts to propose a way forward with Aboriginal education, the authors inquire into harmonies between Aboriginal knowledges and tenets of 21st century…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Canada Natives, Foreign Policy, Indigenous Knowledge
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Savard, Annie; Freiman, Viktor; Theis, Laurent; Larose, Fançois – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
Mathematics teachers, researchers and specialists in educational technology from Quebec, Canada developed virtual tools that make interactive simulations of games of chance. These tools were presented to a group of teachers from New Brunswick through workshops and they then got to test and validate them with their students. Semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Teachers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Noble, Rick Nelson; Sornberger, Michael J.; Toste, Jessica R.; Heath, Nancy L.; McLouth, Rusty – McGill Journal of Education, 2011
Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) has become very prominent among adolescents in middle and high school settings. However, little research has evaluated the role of the school environment in the behaviour. This study examined whether indices of school trust and perceived safety were predictive of NSSI behaviour. Results indicate that these variables…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), School Safety, Injuries, Educational Environment
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MacMath, Sheryl; Wallace, John; Chi, Xiaohong – McGill Journal of Education, 2009
Curriculum integration, focusing on multidisciplinary tasks/projects relevant to the real-world, lends itself to authentic assessment practices. However, attempting to incorporate assessment "of", "for", and "as" learning can be challenging. Using data from two mixed method case studies (n=52, n=27) which tracked middle school student learning…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Curriculum Development, Performance Based Assessment, Educational Change
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Provencal, Johanne – McGill Journal of Education, 2008
The author brings together Paulo Freire and Jurgen Habermas to ask whether dialogue is possible in the classroom or whether, in a culture of rational debate, the classroom becomes more oppressive than democratic? In a voice and style that attempts to invite the skeletons out of the classroom closet, the author asks scholarly readers to lend an…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Democratic Values, Classroom Environment, Theory Practice Relationship