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MacDonald, Jennifer; Markides, Jennifer – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
Education for reconciliation is centered on renewing Indigenous-settler relations. In this article, two graduate students share their experiences as they endeavour to take up a praxis for reconciliation. Positioned by their different cultural identities, they join in a duoethnographic conversation, to reflect on their learning and to share their…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Land Settlement
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Conrad, Diane; Jagger, Patricia; Bleeks, Victoria; Auger, Sarah – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
Our arts-based curriculum encounter occurred in a graduate course on arts-based research methods. For a class project we engaged in an inquiry on the question: "What does it mean to live on this land?" which we explored through various arts-based activities. The question challenged us to think deeply about our relationship with and…
Descriptors: Art Education, Graduate Students, Place Based Education, History
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Tse, Vanessa V.; Abra, Meaghan; Tanaka, Michele T. D. – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
Within the final teaching practica, pre-service teachers encounter the crucial challenge of redefining their teacher identities. Leaving behind personas formed as students, professional settings necessitate asking themselves what kind of teacher they want to be in a new context. In collaboration with their professor, two pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Practicums, Inquiry, Student Attitudes
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Venkatesh, Vivek; Rabah, Jihan; Fusaro, Magda; Couture, Annie; Varela, Wynnpaul; Alexander, Kristopher – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
We are witnessing the integration of increasingly sophisticated information and communication technologies (ICTs) in higher education settings. Understanding learners' and instructors' perceptions of their proficiency and use of ICTs is critical to the success of their integration in universities. Using a theoretical framework grounded in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Undergraduate Students, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Hamel, Christine; Turcotte, Sandrine; Laferriere, Therese; Bisson, Nicolas – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
Education research has shown the importance of helping students develop comprehension skills. Explanation-seeking rather than fact-seeking pedagogies have been shown to warrant deeper student understanding. This study investigates the use of Knowledge Forum (KF) in K-6 classrooms (n = 251) to develop students' explanation skills. To this end, we…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Interviews, Student Attitudes, Computer Mediated Communication
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Stephenson, Carol; Stirling, John; Wray, David – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
This article critically evaluates the attempt of the authors to develop a sociological imagination within first-year undergraduate students studying the discipline of sociology at a British university. Through a sociological analysis of biography and autobiography (of both teachers and students), we attempted to create a quality of mind that would…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, College Freshmen, Sociology, Biographies
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Rodon, Thierry; Lévesque, Francis; Dalseg, Sheena Kennedy – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to learn from the experiences of postsecondary Inuit students from Canada. Through surveys, interviews, and focus groups, we realized that despite the challenges associated with pursuing postsecondary education in the South, most respondents perceived their experience to be positive. Lack of access to sufficient and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Canada Natives, Student Surveys
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Lévesque, Stéphane G.; Zanazanian, Paul – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
This paper looks at the historical consciousness of prospective history teachers in Canada. Using a bilingual online survey instrument inspired by the pan-Canadian research "Canadians and their Pasts" with volunteer participants (N = 233), the study investigates their background knowledge, their perceptions of the trustworthiness of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Preservice Teachers, National Surveys
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Radford, Linda; Aitken, Avril – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
This paper discusses pre-service teachers' use of multi-modal tools to produce three-minute films in light of critical moments in their teaching practice. Two cases are considered; each centers on a film, a "little epic" that was produced by a future teacher who attempts to work within an anti-racist framework for social justice.…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Films
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Whitley, Jessica – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
The academic difficulties experienced by many Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) students in Canada have been well-documented. Indicators such as school persistence and post-secondary enrollment are typically far lower for Aboriginal students as a group compared to non-Aboriginal students. Identifying facilitators of success is key to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Academic Persistence, Higher Education
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Stewart, Trae; Alrutz, Megan – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
This study investigates the extent to which service-learners' mindfulness is affected by engagement in reflection (e.g., dialogue) and contemplation activities (e.g., labyrinth tracing). The results are compared within and between treatment groups, while covarying for participants' initial levels of mindfulness. While both dialogue and…
Descriptors: Reflection, Service Learning, Metacognition, Affective Behavior
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Buzza, Dawn; Kotsopoulos, Donna; Mueller, Julie; Johnston, Megan – McGill Journal of Education, 2010
We examined the effectiveness of a professional development school model of teacher education in Canada. Teacher education candidates responded positively to program features related to sustained participation and collaboration in school communities throughout the year. Their efficacy beliefs about developing professional knowledge were most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Models
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Whitley, Jessica L.; Heath, Nancy Lee; Finn, Cindy A. – McGill Journal of Education, 2008
The present study compared the teacher ratings and self-perceptions of two groups of children with emotional and/or behavioural difficulties: a) Those with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and b) those with average or below average levels of hyperactivity and attention. Results showed that the ADHD group was rated more poorly by…
Descriptors: Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders, Self Concept, Children
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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
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Asghar, Anila; Wiles, Jason R.; Alters, Brian – McGill Journal of Education, 2007
This study explores pre-service elementary school teachers' understandings of evolutionary science and their feelings and concerns about teaching evolution in Canadian elementary schools. Data were collected through a questionnaire and semi-structured interviews. Most participants reported acceptance of evolution as a scientifically factual…
Descriptors: Evolution, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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