Researcher seeks ‘purposeful collaboration’ between Indigenous communities, higher ed

According to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada’s Calls to Action, post-secondary institutions have an important role to play in Indigenous knowledge recovery and mobilization, both as a site of research and in preparing future educators to integrate Indigenous knowledge and teaching methods in their classrooms and curricula.

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Canada-wide study probes connections between history education, civic engagement

Politicians and pundits have long contended that a populace with a good grounding in the study of history are bound to be more engaged citizens. But is there really a connection between the study of history and civic engagement? And how do educators and other purveyors of historical information best teach history in order to create an engaged citizenry?

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In brief: research news

The Faculty of Education has a proud tradition not only of producing great educators, but great educational research. Here are some recent stories you may have missed about UAlberta education researchers and the important work they do to improve teaching and learning in Alberta, in Canada and around the world.

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In brief: Education research news

The Faculty of Education has a proud tradition not only of producing great educators, but great educational research. Here are some recent stories you may have missed about UAlberta education researchers and the important work they do to improve teaching and learning in Alberta, in Canada and around the world.

New app shines spotlight on impact of Edmonton’s queer history

An app that takes users on a guided virtual tour of Edmonton’s queer history—with stops at sites of events that had an impact on LGBTQ+ rights across Canada and around the world—was launched in June.

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SMaRT thinking about motivating students

Most people have stories about at least one really great teacher who helped bring out their best and connect with learning in a whole new way. The fact that we remember these teachers as exceptional suggests they brought something to the classroom that not all teachers demonstrate: the ability to motivate students.

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Researching Social Media and its Role in the Management of Knowledge in NPOs

It was a business in India that started Dr. Dinesh Rathi on his research path, but it’s not just large corporations that will benefit from the work he does. Non-profit organizations will, too.

Dr. Rathi is an Associate Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Alberta. He’s fascinated by Knowledge Management or KM and has research interests in the areas of emerging technologies (social media and open source software), digital libraries, and human computer interactions.

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Mark Gierl Advances to Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Educational Measurement

Think back to junior high school. You’re sitting in a hard backed chair with your pencil and calculator poised, while the teacher tells you it’s time to open the paper booklets and start answering the multiple-choice questions. Your palms are sweaty, your head is pounding, and you’re finding it hard to focus as the clock loudly ticks away the seconds. When your teacher announces there are 10 minutes left, your heart is about to leap out of your chest.

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Where is hope for children in the South African HIV/AIDS epidemic?

By Denise Larsen

Many homes in the rural townships of South Africa are headed by children, a generation of parents lost to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. How can these children find their way to good futures in their communities? Is there hope for a future in spite of their profound losses? How might they put hope for a good futures into action?

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