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Latest News03/20/2015

Indigenous Scholars Conference to bring together variety of voices, perspectives

By Faculty of Education From March 25 to 27, UAlberta’s Faculty of Education will host its fifth annual International Indigenous Scholars conference, a gathering focused on indigenous/Aboriginal thought, perspectives and research approaches. Mobilizing Indigenous Epistemologies: Re-visioning Reconciliation will bring together scholars from post-secondary institutions across Canada, as well as Hawaii, in discussions that will advance

Latest News03/13/2015

Education-led project focused on complex situation in the Ukraine receives funding

By Suzanne Vuch The Kule Institute for Advanced Study has reached a threshold moment this year and awarded a total of $500,000 to six outstanding projects across the social sciences, humanities and arts faculties under its new Research Cluster Grant program. One recipient is an exciting new project focusing on democratic reform in the government

Latest News03/13/2015

Research grant supports collaborative, interdisciplinary project focused on sustainability

By Suzanne Vuch Issues around the Earth’s most precious resource are never clear; questions of rights, environment, health, and community ebb and flow. With the help of a new $100,000 grant from the Kule Institute for Advanced Study, Faculty of Education professor Makere Stewart-Harawira and her team will dive deep into the intersections of these

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