Welcome Visiting Scholars

We are excited to have three visiting scholars in the Centre during the last week of March. Dr. Andrew Estefan, University of Calgary, will be in the Centre from March 27 to 31and will give the 3rd Reconsidering Teacher Education seminar on March 27th. Dr. Shaun Murphy, University of Saskatchewan, and Vivienne Bengezen, Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil, will be visiting on March 27th and 28th.

Dear Centre Community,

We are excited to share with you that on April 1, 2017 Dr. Bonnie Watt will become co-director of our Centre, and on July 1, 2017, she will become the director. Bonnie brings a rich background to, and has participated in, the Centre since her beginning in the Faculty in 2007. Since 2015 Bonnie has been an affiliate faculty member in our Centre.

In this transition and during her time as director of our Centre, Janice expresses deepest thanks and gratitude for everyone’s support.

Tensions and Complexities in Professional Education presented by Dr. Andrew Estefan

The CRTED is pleased to announce that Dr. Andrew Estefan, who is an associate professor of psychiatric nursing at the University of Calgary, will present the third in the 2016-17 Reconsidering Teacher Education seminar series. Dr. Estefan will discuss the increasing emphasis on work readiness in professional practice disciplines within universities and the tensions this emphasis shapes for both students and faculty. Dr. Estefan, who leads a program of research at the intersections of mental health, human sexuality, and narrative inquiry, will consider the experiences and effects of this shift in understanding the purpose of professional education in university contexts. Graduate students and teacher educators from across the Faculty and beyond are invited to this seminar, which will take place on Monday, March 27, 2:00 to 3:30 pm, in Room 633 Education South.  Please see the brochure for more information.

Seminar: Experiences of Care and Curriculum-making

You are invited to attend the March seminar for the Experiences of care and curriculum making: Senses of the educational relationship seminar series. This seminar is intended to engage participants in an exploration of care, caring, and curriculum making, with particular emphasis on the educational relationship, a relationship expressed through sensitivity, love, touch, gesture, listening, and pedagogical tone.  It is facilitated by Dr. Emma Quiles-Fernandez, the Horowitz Teacher Education Research Scholar.  The conversations are shaped around readings which are available by contacting Emma at eqf@ualberta.ca  This month’s readings are an article by Carola Conle, about four preservice teachers and their experiential narratives; and a chapter by Ted Aoki, in which a teacher shares stories connected with the curriculum as lived experience.

Thursday, March 16, 10:00 to 11:30 am, in 633 Education South.

Remembered with Love and Respect

The Centre community has lost a beloved friend, Joy Ruth Mickelson, who was a participant at the Centre over many, many years and whose presence and wisdom touched many, many lives.  In response to the many people who have asked how to donate to the Joy Ruth Mickelson Doctoral Student Scholarship, please click here to be taken to the University of Alberta's Faculty of Education Online Donation page.  Please add your donation to the box that says "An area not listed (please fill out the information below)."

2017 Dr. Mary Young Memorial Travel Fund

The Centre is pleased to announce that applications for the 2017 Dr. Mary Young Memorial Travel Fund are due March 31, 2017. For further information on how to apply please click here

2016 Joy-Ruth Mickelson Doctoral Student Award

Congratulations to Yuanli Chen who was the recipient of this year's Joy-Ruth Mickelson Doctoral Student Award.

Mahatma Gandhi 2017 Summer Institute: Building Peaceful Communities

The CRTED is pleased to announce that the brochure for the Mahatma Gandhi 2017 Summer Institute: Building Peaceful Communities is available here.

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