Online MLIS student finds opportunities for engagement and connection

I began my master’s of library and information studies (MLIS) journey with all the invigorating excitement of a new semester but without the crisp fall air of Edmonton’s River Valley or the clusters of bustling students. Rather, in September 2017, I sat down at my desk in my quiet home office with a mug of tea and popped open my laptop.

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Education doctoral student and professor claim ATA science teaching awards

Faculty of Education members swept the awards at this year’s Alberta Teachers’ Association Science Council. Secondary Education doctoral student Ian Doktor took home the Outstanding Science Teacher Award and Elementary Education department chair Jerine Pegg won the Distinguished Service Award. It just so happens that Pegg is Doktor’s graduate supervisor, and she was nominated by him.

“I've known Jerine for many years,” says Doktor.

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Message from the Dean — Fall 2019

The fall semester is in full swing at the Faculty of Education, and we’re pleased to have our full complement of undergraduate and graduate students, both on campus and online, engaging in the teaching and learning interactions and research innovations that have distinguished us for more than 75 years.

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Listening to Inuvialuit voices forms basis of digital storytelling project

Ali Shiri and his research team spent four years getting to know the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR) of the far northwestern Arctic in order to help create a digital library platform that reflected residents’ information needs and respected the cultural heritage information the library was intended to preserve.

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JP Das Centre Conference delivers teacher-focused advice and resources

The JP Das Centre on Developmental and Learning Disabilities hosted its inaugural conference on September 23 at Esther Starkman School in Edmonton. The event provided a unique opportunity for more than 400 local teachers to meet the researchers behind the best practices in teaching reading—and for researchers to hear how their work is informing classroom teaching in elementary and junior high schools.

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2019 Fall Class Notes

We asked UAlberta Education alumni where in the world their educational credentials took them. Quite a few of them had globetrotting stories to tell...

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Honour Roll Fall 2019

Congratulations to the following Education faculty members and students who have achieved distinction and have recently been acknowledged for their impactful work, both within and beyond the academic community.

Faculty awards

New Elementary Education faculty member Hayley Morrison is the recipient of this year's UAlberta On Campus Annual Inclusive Education Award for her dedication to inclusive education and classroom diversity. Read more about her research here.

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Faculty of Education’s professional learning opportunities offer many paths to growth

Educators and educational leaders are always seeking ways to improve their pedagogy, their classrooms, their school environments and the systems in which they work. The University of Alberta’s Faculty of Education offers professional learning opportunities that are more relevant, more flexible and more accessible than ever for education professionals in Alberta and beyond who want to continue growing and learning while pursuing their careers.

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Home truths: Education researcher probes history of residential schools on Blood Reserve

Tiffany Prete, an adjunct professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies, has a number of reasons for pursuing research on the history of residential schools in her home community, the Blood Reserve in southern Alberta. Some of those reasons are related to contributing to the body of research by Indigenous scholars. Some of those reasons are personal.

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Building towards a “less-frightful future”

Greta Thunberg is not the only one looking to foster hope and inspire change in the current political and ecological climates. A speaker series organized by a professor and student in the Department of Secondary Education hopes to spark conversation and foster community in a similar vein.

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