Living and Learning in Europe

By Harrison Campbell (current Education student)

Nestled away in the hills of Tuscany, overlooking Lake Trasimeno the site of one of Hannibal’s greatest victories, lies the small town of Cortona. Situated an hour and a half north of Rome, by train, Cortona maintains strong ties to its past  yet somehow blends with modernity seamlessly. The flashing of cameras or the sounds of an incoming text message on an iPhone are as much a part of life here as the ringing of the town bells throughout the day or the smell of delicious foods emanating from shops.

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Lovin’ Every Minute of It: Alumna Spins LPN & Elementary Ed Degree into an Adult Education Career

You can’t help but feel a little giddy when speaking to someone with so much passion and love for her job.

Since 2006, Janelle Wallace-Meyer, ’03 BEd, has been an education coordinator for The Bethany Group, a health-care organization based in Camrose. And as she puts it, “It’s been a great ride ever since.”

The Bethany Group offers a wide range of programs which include continuing care, supported living, housing services for seniors and low income individuals and many more community services.

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The EDFX 490 Program in Ghana: A Priceless Experience

Brandon Isert will never forget his 28th birthday. The fourth year education student at the University of Alberta spent it at a beach in Ghana. “They have a tradition there where they dump cold water on you if it’s your birthday,” he laughs. “I avoided it at all costs.”

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Dr. Lia Daniels: Motivation in Education

There’s been nothing boring about the last five years of Dr. Lia Daniels’ career in the Educational Psychology department at the University of Alberta. But it’s an emotion she has intimate knowledge with.

It’s one of the emotions in pre-service teachers she’s been researching.

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A Perfect Pairing: BEd Grads Pursue Cool Careers in Speech Pathology

The BEd is one versatile undergrad degree. Use it to launch a rewarding teaching career or pair it with an after degree or master’s to explore a whole new world of opportunities.

We chatted with two U of A alumnae who combined their BEds with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MSc-SLP), for rewarding careers helping kids with communication and developmental delays.

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10 Years of the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program

A lot can happen in 10 years. When the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) first got started here at the U of A way back in 2003, Jean Chrétien was still Prime Minister, Facebook wasn’t yet invented and the idea that we could one day be celebrating a successful first decade of a program that was dedicated to enabling Aboriginal teachers to receive their BEd degrees and teach in locations around Northern Alberta was just a dream, a goal that Dean Fern Snart, ATEP Program Director Evelyn Steinhauer and others dared to aim for.

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Edu Life | S1 Ep 6 | Mindfulness in the Classroom, Understanding Autism, Combating Teacher Burnout

This week on Edu Life, we talk Dr. Daniels about her upcoming research forum on pre-service teacher motivation, then we head outside to chat with a teacher from Calgary who is researching strategies for combating teacher burnout, and finally we have a discussion about autism with Dr. Smith, and hear from a grad student about mindfulness in the classroom.    

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