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Hopper, Tim F.; Sanford, Kathy; Fu, Hong – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
A common concern in teacher education programs is the fragmentation of knowledge between courses that contribute to separation between discipline-focused theoretical knowledge and teachers' practical work in schools. Drawing on reviews on innovative learning spaces in schools and analysis of teacher knowledge, we theorize a conceptualization of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Alignment (Education), Educational Environment, Educational Innovation
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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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Zaver, Arzina – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
In 2008, the Québec Ministry of Education introduced the Ethics and Religious Culture (ERC) program. Though the ERC is a positive step forward in promoting and fostering much-needed religious literacy skills, the implications of a "neutral" professional posture asked of its teachers have been difficult to translate into the classroom.…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Literacy, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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den Heyer, Kent; van Kessel, Cathryn – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
We all have a sense of evil, but many of us do not ponder its nature or the ways in which our beliefs about evil shape what we teach and learn about the actions of citizens in historical or contemporary times. We argue that the word and concept of evil can be detrimental to the development of good citizens when it is used as a political and…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Teaching Methods, Violence, Role of Education
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Moisan, Sabrina; Hirsch, Sivane; Audet, Geneviève – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
Teaching about the Holocaust is mandatory in many societies. This prescription is justified by authorities with many reasons: educating pupils for a better understanding of human rights, peace, war, genocide, critical thinking, historical thinking, racism, etc. The Holocaust can carry a very strong moral and emotional charge. But why do teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Thomas, Reed; Mady, Callie – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
This paper illustrates teaching for transfer across languages by synthesizing key insights from theory and previously published research alongside our case study data from primary-level teachers in core French-second-language (CF) classrooms in Ontario, Canada. Drawing on research that redefines language transfer as a resource, this study drew on…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, French, Interviews, Second Language Learning
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Reis, Giuliano – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
Science educators at all levels continuously struggle to keep pace with the rapidly developing understanding of the causes and potential solutions to current environmental issues while also trying to enthuse a new generation of passionate and knowledgeable scientists. However, how can future science teachers make science education more attractive…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Education, Secondary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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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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Randall, Lynn; Robinson, Daniel Bruce; Fletcher, Tim – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
The purpose of this research was to investigate the extent to which quality physical education is currently being taught in Atlantic Canada. We used survey methods to generate descriptive data indicating: (a) the backgrounds of those who teach physical education and (b) what is being taught in physical education. Our findings suggest physical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Profiles, Program Descriptions
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Hamdan, Amani K. – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
This case study explored the need for culturally relevant pedagogy (CRP) in Saudi Arabian higher education, especially when students have a cultural background that differs from that of their instructor. The study documented how expatriate teachers structured their pedagogical practices in the Saudi Arabian context. It examined how these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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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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Yoder, Amarou – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
Members of a large, cross-Canada research project on using Canadian social justice literature in the classroom share strategies that teachers are using to teach some of these texts. Strategies range from multi-media projects to song adaptations. Texts and strategies suitable for different grade-levels are represented, and cover a range of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies
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Anderson, Michael James; Freebody, Kelly J. – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
Teacher education in universities is under pressure. In many new education policies there is a renewed focus on teacher quality, and therefore quality initial teacher education. In some countries this renewed focus has led to a resurgence of "alternative approaches" to teacher education such as Teach for America / Australia. One of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Curriculum Development
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