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Latest News03/02/2015

Aboriginal Teacher Education Program takes holistic approach to teacher education

By Suzanne Vuch The Faculty of Education’s Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) was launched in 2002 as part of a strategy to increase the number of First Nations, Métis and Inuit teachers and school personnel in Alberta. It is a collaborative off-campus program that allows students to complete a UAlberta degree at a local college

Latest News02/26/2015

UAlberta professor is recognized internationally for literacy research

By Suzanne Vuch  A Faculty of Education professor whose work focuses on reading development from a cross-linguistic perspective has been awarded the Richard E. Snow Award for Early Career Contributions in the field of educational psychology. Dr. George K. Georgiou recently received the award from the American Psychological Association. The award is given to an

Latest News01/19/2015

New chair announced for School of Library and Information Studies

By Isabela C. Varela Award-winning University of Alberta professor Toni Samek has been named the new Chair of the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) in the Faculty of Education and will assume the leadership role beginning July 1, 2015. Professor Samek, who joined SLIS in 1994, has received a number of awards recognizing


We want your bright ideas!

The Faculty of Education magazine is getting a new name and a fresh look, and we need your help! Send us your brightest ideas for a magazine title that captures the spirit of our faculty–one that’s committed to discovery, inquiry, diversity, and the dissemination of knowledge about teaching and learning. If one of your suggestions

Latest News12/08/2014

Hands-on learning in the spotlight on Maker Day 2014

Faculty of Education The days of teachers standing in front of chalkboards and using overhead projectors are long gone. Today’s educators are often on the cutting edge of new technology that can be used to enhance students’ learning of everything from English language arts to programming logic. On November 18, 2014, the Faculty of Education

Alumni Class Notes11/26/2014

Class Notes Fall 2014

Gwen Molnar, BEd ’49, has enjoyed exceptional success in recent years with the publication of several works of poetry for children, teen mysteries and, most recently, a book about Edmonton history. Published in October 2014, At Home in Old Strathcona (Dempster + Craig Books) is an account of her family’s 120-year history of living in

Feature Stories11/26/2014

Building blocks and Batmobiles – researching math interventions for children with FASD

By Caroline Barlott Katrina Kully-Martens was working as a research assistant studying educational psychology in relation to children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and she was excited to share her experience with others. But when she spoke about her work, the response was often the same. “I talked to people of all kinds, from

Feature Stories11/26/2014

A way with words

By Candace Korchinsky Mary Pinkoski and Minister Faust are more than writers. They’re also teachers and literary ambassadors. She’s the City of Edmonton’s Poet Laureate. He’s the Writer-in-Residence at the University of Alberta. Both are Education alumni who have found success in Edmonton’s arts community, and each one holds a unique literary position with a