For complete details, please see the link to the Upcoming Events calendar in the top right hand corner of this page.
Research Issues will resume on Tuesday, September 5. Happy Summer Everyone!
Presentation by Dr. Brigitte Smit
Dr. Brigitte Smit from the University of South Africa presented, "A relational perspective of rural school leadership in South Africa" on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 10:00 am to 11:30 am in Room 633, Education South. This presentation was sponsored by the Centre for Research on Teacher Education and Development (CRTED), the Centre for Research in Applied Measurement and Evaluation (CRAME), and International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM).
Horowitz Teacher Education Research Scholar
On August 1st, Dr. Emma Quiles Fernandez, from the University of Barcelona, will take up the 2016 Horowitz Teacher Education Research Scholar position. In Fall 2016, Emma will begin a fall and winter term seminar series on care and caring.
Seminar Series: Experiences of Care and Curriculum-making
Starting on September 22, this reading group will unfold in a seminar format and 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.
The purpose of the seminar is to rethink, share, and discuss questions we discover as we bring our experiences alongside the readings. We will think together, think out loud, and think in community. We will engage in all of this as an educational and transformative practice that allows us to create a relationship between our educational practices with children in schools and with students in University classrooms.
Dr. Emma Quiles-Fernández, the 2016 Horowitz Teacher Education Research Scholar, will facilitate the reading group. For more information, please contact Emma by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone.
Reconsidering Teacher Education Seminar Series
Attending to Voices and Bodies in Teacher Education: A Way of Living and Being Alongside Students
Presented by Dr. Emma Quiles-Fernández
October 12, 2017
12:00 to 1:30 pm
633 Education South
Teaching is a profession whose center is the relationship with the other, with others and with ourselves. This means that we need to feel ourselves in connection with our lives, stories, bodies and voices, remaining connected to our experience as a way to return to it recursively.
Welcome to Dr. Sumer Seiki
From October 17 - 28, Dr. Sumer Seiki, from the Teacher Education Department at the University of San Francisco, will be at the CRTED as a visiting scholar. On October 26, 12-1.30 pm, Dr. Seiki will give the 2nd Reconsidering Teacher Education Seminar: Personal Identity Shifts Impact Teacher Education Elementary Science Methods Curriculum.
Welcome to Dr. Cindy Clarke
The CRTED is excited that Dr. Cindy Clarke, President, Prairie Spirit Teachers' Association and who recently defended her doctoral dissertation: " Beyond the muskeg: Poetic representations of a narrative inquiry into curriculum making and identity making on the edges of community" (University of Saskatchewan), will be visiting November 15-17th.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
Reconsidering Teacher Education Seminar Series - (Un)Becoming Teacher of School-based Indigenous Education: Early Career Teachers, Teacher Identity, and Indigenous Education Across Institutions, presented by Dr. Brooke Madden
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:30 to 2:00 pm
Room 633, Education South
This presentation will explore the experiences of Indigenous and ally early career teachers who completed university coursework and/or professional development on the topic of Indigenous education.
Brooke Maddens' maternal ancestry is Wyandot/Iroquois, French, and German, and her paternal ancestry is Mi'kmaq, Irish, and English. She currently works as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Educational Policy Studies, Faculty of
Education, University of Alberta. Brooke's current research focuses on the relationship between teacher identity and teacher education on the topics of Aboriginal education and truth and reconciliation education.
Please see the brochure for further information.
Gandhian Inspired Social Action Research
July 4 to 13, 2017
Instructor: Dr. Reva Joshee
As part of the Mahatma Gandhi Summer Institute: Building Peaceful Communities, this new 3-credit graduate level course will explore the work of Mahatma Gandhi and other peace scholars and teachers alongside understandings of social action research methodology. Please see the brochure for further information.
Contact: Joanne Farmer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Emma Quiles-Fernández invites everyone who has been part of the Experiences of Care and Curriculum Making seminar series community over the past school year to gather for a closing conversation about our shared experiences and the journey we have walked together. Whether you attended one seminar or all the seminars, Emma would love to have you be part of the conversation. You are also invited to watch the video “The Butterfly Circus” (https://vimeo.com/17150524), prior to the seminar, to help us think about the experience of accompanying, caring, and being alongside. For further information, please email Emma at email@example.com
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.
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)."
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.
Congratulations to Yuanli Chen who was the recipient of this year's Joy-Ruth Mickelson Doctoral Student Award.
(Un)Becoming Teacher of School-based Indigenous Education: Early Career Teachers, Teacher Identity, and Indigenous Education Across Institutions presented by Dr. Brooke Madden
Please click here for the transcript of Dr. Brooke Madden's Reconsidering Teacher Education seminar, presented on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.
Tensions and Complexities in Professional Education presented by Dr. Andrew Estefan
Increasingly, universities are thought of as a place to "grow" young, workforce ready professionals. Professional practice disciplines within universities are expected to conceptualize and design curricula that prepare students to become critical thinkers and competent doers in their respective professions. The increasing emphasis on work readiness creates a tension with notions of practice readiness. That is to say, work and practice become conflated and pressure to produce competent doers increases. When practice is equated with work, both the students we "produce" as well as the faculty members who teach them are shaped in marginalizing ways. Dr. Estefan will discuss the experiences and effects of this shift in understanding the purpose of professional education in university contexts. See brochure for additional information.
Personal Identity Shifts Impact Teacher Education Elementary Science Methods Curriculum presented by Dr. Sumer Seiki
From October 17 - 28, 2017, Dr. Sumer Seiki, from the Teacher Education Department at the University of San Francisco, was at the CRTED as a visiting scholar. On October 26 12-1.30 pm, Dr. Seiki gave the second Reconsidering Teacher Education Seminar: Personal Identity Shifts Impact Teacher Education Elementary Science Methods Curriculum. Click here for the brochure with more information.
Attending to Voices and Bodies in Teacher Education: A Way of Living and Being Alongside Students presented by Dr. Emma Quiles-Fernández
Teaching is a profession whose center is the relationship with the other, with others and with ourselves.This means that we need to feel ourselves in connection with our lives, stories, bodies and voices, remaining connected to our experience as a way to return to it recursively. For more information, check out the event poster.