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Matthews, Nancy – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
This note is a reflection on experiences as an educational leader, as well as provides a perspective on educational leadership, based on professional reading. It offers the metaphor of the coach, initiating a case for using a coaching philosophy as a model for a sustained form of leadership. It invites the reader to consider that with a game plan…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Leadership Styles, Leadership Qualities, Learning Experience
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Burkholder, Casey – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
These "Notes from the Field" describe one doctoral student's public visual fieldnotes practice during her data collection for her dissertation. In the creation of a public digital space for participants and the public to engage with the fieldnotes through online comments and in-person conversations, this shifts the practice of keeping…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Doctoral Dissertations, Data Collection, Notetaking
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Duquette, Cheryll; Dabrowski, Leah – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of four preservice teachers who used classroom inquiry and reflection to solve problems when implementing differentiated instruction in elementary classrooms during a practicum. Data from classroom observations, individual reflections, and discussions with a teacher educator were analyzed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Craig, Dana; Etcheverry, Jose; Ferris, Stefan – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
This Note provides an analysis of Mexico's "Telesecundaria" program within the context of Mexico's new education reform framework offering a succinct background of the project, as well as key policy lessons that can be useful for other jurisdictions interested in the development of distance education programs. This Note uses a literature…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, Interviews, Qualitative Research
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Bouchard, Karen L.; Hollweck, Trista; Smith, J. David – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
Classroom circles have been recognized as a valuable pedagogical approach to develop students' social-emotional learning and to establish a sense of community within a classroom. Until recently, there has been little consideration that teachers, themselves, may benefit from circling experiences. To garner a deeper understanding of circling for…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teacher Education
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Rushton, Claire; Webb, Andrea S. – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
This paper discusses a series of inquiry-based seminars that are central to the teacher education program at the University of British Columbia. This teacher education program reflects the changing curriculum in the province. The new inquiry-based provincial curriculum is being implemented between 2015 and 2018 and the teacher education program is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Active Learning, Seminars
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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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Egan, Kieran; Bullock, Shawn Michael; Chodakowski, Anne – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
We propose that "teacher candidates need to have extended experiences with learning to teach imaginatively," which is to say that teacher candidates need to have experiences that enable them to consider new possibilities in education. We first attend to the general theoretical framework offered by imaginative education before moving on…
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Imagination, Preservice Teacher Education, Methods Courses
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McLean, Lorna R.; Truong-White, Hoa H. – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
Previous scholarship has examined how teachers' civic knowledge and conceptions of citizenship influence their goals, pedagogical practices, and confidence in teaching citizenship, but few studies have probed how teacher candidates develop identities as civic educators through community service-learning projects. This case study draws upon Baxter…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Service Learning, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Identity
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Doerksen, Rose – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
Through the lens of a student, this Note from the Field responds to a historical research project which engages pre-service teachers in critical citizenship and social imagination. Looking inward facilitates a personal learning experience of identity that is applied to learning in the 21st century. When 21st century pre-service teacher education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Citizenship Education, Citizenship
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Kyte, Darlene – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
This paper examines the effects of mindfulness practice through "pranayama," hatha yoga, and meditation on practicing teachers in an inner city school to determine if practices of this nature could contribute to sustainable sense of self, sustainable happiness, and well-being for practicing teachers and pre-service teachers. Furthermore,…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Relaxation Training, Urban Schools, Psychological Patterns
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Webber, Geoff; Miller, Dianne – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
Few studies take up the question of how to teach pre-service or current teachers to practice integrated, interdisciplinary, and inquiry-based methodologies. In this literature review, scholarly research is explored to examine approaches to teacher education based in progressivism. Place- and community-based education is considered as an important…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Interdisciplinary Approach, Integrated Activities, Active Learning
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Vininsky, Hayley; Saxe, Amanda – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
Recent advances in technology have created a surge in online educational opportunities, increasing accessibility to education. However, online learning suffers from criticism that these courses are substandard in comparison to traditional classes, despite research that suggests otherwise. We discuss our personal experiences with traditional and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Benoit, Brian Andrew – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
This article examines how past memories can shape how we see the present and future in the context of teacher education and professional development. Using qualitative inquiry, drawing in particular on self-study and memory-work, I explore the ways in which critical autoethnography can serve as a tool for personal and professional growth in the…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Qualitative Research, Memory, Autobiographies
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