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University of Waterloo mulls standardized course-evaluation system

Articles of Interest   |   July 10, 2017

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The University of Waterloo will decide this fall whether a standardized system for course evaluations can balance student demands for more feedback on their classroom learning with faculty concerns about the impact of bias and... read more

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Rift forms within Ryerson Students’ Union over demands for Indigenous justice

In the News   |   July 5, 2017

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A rift is emerging within the student union at Ryerson University over a campaign that demands the school be renamed and a statue of its namesake, Egerton Ryerson, be removed. Some members of the Ryerson... read more

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Science Minister Kirsty Duncan ready to begin science funding overhaul

In the News   |   June 29, 2017

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Canada’s Minister of Science, Kirsty Duncan, says she is ready to start tinkering with the nation’s $3.3-billion apparatus for funding research at Canadian universities, but she is not about to implement the full suite of... read more

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Canadian universities in battle to retain top spots in global rankings

In the News   |   June 8, 2017

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Canadian universities have dropped on a world rankings table, with a decline in academic reputation for most schools driving this year’s results lower, according to a key global survey released Wednesday. The share of Canadian... read more

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Growing gap in fundraising between affluent and needy schools, data show

Articles of Interest   |   June 5, 2017

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Schools in affluent neighbourhoods are fundraising almost $50 for every dollar raised by a needier school, new data show, raising concerns about a growing inequity in public education. Survey results released Monday by the advocacy... read more

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Teaching Strategies: The Value of Self-Reflection

Research & Findings   |   May 15, 2017

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“The ultimate goal of self-reflection is to improve the way you teach,” according to Teachhub. Their website presents a short but comprehensive article on reflection, focusing especially on the process. It includes sample questions to ask... read more

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Reflective teaching: Exploring our own classroom practice

Research & Findings   |   May 15, 2017

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The British Council on Teaching English offers this definition of reflective teaching: “Reflective teaching means looking at what you do in the classroom, thinking about why you do it, and thinking about if it works... read more

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Teaching as inquiry

Research & Findings   |   May 15, 2017

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The literature on teaching as inquiry at this New Zealand website is lengthy and comprehensive, but it may be worth a full read if you teach a diverse classroom. As reported by one of the... read more

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Teacher Diary: Reflections on Teaching and Learning

Research & Findings   |   May 15, 2017

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In its May, 2017 issue, as quoted in their own words, “Education World offers this year’s teacher diaries, Reflections on Teaching and Learning. In this series, three teachers in three different classroom situations take turns reflecting on... read more

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Self-reflection on teaching

Research & Findings   |   May 15, 2017

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The Centre for Teaching and Learning at the University of Washington provides tips and links for developing and using a teaching portfolio as a self-reflective tool. They advise: “It is key to engage systematic reflection... read more

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Reflection of Teaching Experience

Research & Findings   |   May 15, 2017

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On a page entitled, “EGallery: Exemplary Student Scholarship,” part of the University of Calgary’s Master of Teaching Program, Deena Sallomy presents a daily journal of teaching experience. It’s a long read, but perhaps especially valuable... read more

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Reflecting on Teaching: Examining your practice is one of the best ways to improve it.

Research & Findings   |   May 15, 2017

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As published in the Virginia Journal of Education, Jennifer L. Hindman and James H. Stronge present a thoughtful article on reflective teaching, including a case study. If you are concerned that you’re not using the... read more

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Canadian universities see surge of international students

In the News   |   May 15, 2017

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Canadian universities will welcome unprecedented numbers of international students this fall, with some institutions seeing jumps of 25 per cent or more in admissions of students from abroad, evidence that Canada is increasingly seen as... read more

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Ottawa to pull research chair funding unless diversity issue addressed at universities

In the News   |   May 5, 2017

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The federal granting councils that award the prestigious Canada Research Chairs say universities must offer up more diverse candidates for the honour or they will lose their funds. Directors of the program, which sends out... read more

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Financial literacy: For kids, adding dollars and sense

In the News   |   April 19, 2017

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Noor Rashid might be at least four years away from getting a driver’s licence, but she is already running the numbers in her head for future car purchases. “You have to figure out the gas... read more

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