This three-year research program investigates schools and communities in Calgary, Winnipeg, Charlottetown and St. Johns to learn about their shared and disparate approaches to career development for refugee and newcomer children. This knowledge will prepare counsellors and teachers who provide career development programs and services and it will create stronger networks between community partners, universities organizations and schools throughout Canada.
This proposed researched aims to examine online Knowledge Building Communities (KBC) for teacher professional development. KBC is a community, which is composed of a group of individuals working collaboratively to create collective knowledge rather than construction of a specific product or completion of a task. There is a commitment among the members of KBC to invest its resources in the collective pursuit of understanding (Hewitt, Brett, Scardamalia, Frecker, & Webb, 1995).
This project will bring to the international society a framework for international-minded education for business people and industrial entities. Such industrial entities may include ones that aim to start or enhance their international trading businesses, and study-abroad support businesses. The target entities may also include public educational institutions, and federal/state/municipal governmental entities that deal with international public relations, marketing, or communication.
This project aims to test and fully develop a collaborative and adaptive root-cause analysis (CARCA) tool. Designed as an educational technology, the goal of this tool is to enhance learning and retention of knowledge and skills of Health, Safety, Environment, and Regulatory professionals in their incident/accident investigations. The project will extensively test the tool for individual-use andcollaborative-use in the industry partner's multiple departments. It will then identify the benefits and shortcomings of each methodology.
Research has shown that no use drug education programs, with the objective of scaring or shaming youth into abstinence, have not been effective in addressing problematic substance use. The ineffectiveness of such scare tactic approaches has led program developers to focus on prevention and harm reduction associated with drug use, or in general, health literacy promotion.
Data-driven decision-making plays an increasingly important role in education (Mandinach & Gummer, 2013) and administrators now require educators to use data to inform practice (Earl & Seashore Louis, 2013). Furthermore, harnessing big data and predictive analytics has transformed many industries, yet to date, the analytics to supportnext generation learning has been missing from education (Baker, 2013, para. 3). Therefore, the purpose of this research is to investigate how educators use learning analytics to inform instructional practices in order to ultimately improve student performance.
The purpose of the study is to explore the similarities and differences between both Canadian and Chinese education systems in terms of language and culture. This particular study will focus on the impact that language immersion has on the learning of the English language. The impact of immersion will be explored via English as a second language (ESL) classes and English as a foreign language (EFL) classes. Both the ESL and EFL classes will be critically analyzed, compared, and contrasted in order to gain the most knowledge from both systems.
The proposed research project investigates two transnational teacher communities between Ontario and Shanghai secondary schools. Teachersâ cross-cultural professional learning is the focus of the study. To understand how, why, and what teachers learn from each other, the project needs to collect data from both countries. While in China, data collection will be completed in two Shanghai sites. The data will include teacher professional development policies, Skype meeting accounts between sister schools, and teacher and principal interviews.
Complex learning environments that are mediated by technology require distinct concurrent methodologies that reveal when and where learning may occur (Azevedo et al., in press; Lajoie, Gauthier, & Lu, 2009). In this research, we use methods that are rooted in the learning sciences in order to identify, assess, and validate the instructional and learning components of an e-learning environment developed by CAE Corporation, which is aimed to train pilots.