Resources to promote intercultural awareness in the K-6 classroom As Canada’s classrooms and society become more and more culturally diverse, increasing our awareness and appreciation for how all Canadians can live and grow peacefully within o (More)
Examining the complexities of small-group collaboration and discussion Small-group inquiry - where students collaborate and explore phenomena together – is an increasingly common pedagogical strategy in the classroom. How students operate in t (More)
The importance of vocabulary in high school academic achievement A research chat with PhD graduate Geoffrey Pinchbeck Tell us about your research project. My thesis work examined the relationship between written vocabulary use and academic ac (More)
Examining the contexts of language education in Canada and beyond While bilingual, multilingual, and immersion education programs are common around the world, their structure and function have been changing in recent years. While Canada has a lo (More)
Advancing a model for play-based pedagogy in early years’ learning For young children, the hands are a fundamental method for learning about the external world. Direct interaction and manipulation of objects in the environment facilitates the cr (More)
Exploring English in a global context English has attained status as a ‘global’ language – a tool for many around the world that is perceived to help them access capital and improve their social and economic status. Technological developments, (More)
International students’ perceptions of curriculum and social integration Common to many universities, English for Academic Purposes (EAP)1 programs support international students in developing the language skills and academic strategies that are (More)
Using a dialogue journal and visuals to engage international study abroad students As short-term study abroad programs grow in popularity internationally, finding ways to build rapport and engage these students in the limited time can pose a chall (More)
Syrian refugee children’s perspectives on integration Since 2011, the armed conflict in Syria has displaced almost 12 million people – over half of whom are children, according to the UNHCR. In fact, more than 20,000 Syrian refugees in Canada (More)
Supporting newcomer youth now, and planning for sustainable futures Supporting newcomer Canadians in their transition into their new life involves coordinating various services and building welcoming communities. Particularly for youth, meeting th (More)
Using peer collaborative writing to improve second language skills Collaborative learning has been shown to have numerous benefits for students. When scaffolded and implemented effectively, it can help develop knowledge acquisition, as well as pro (More)
Using agency, identity, and beliefs to understand language-learning behaviours In the past, second-language (L2) learners were viewed in ‘either/or’ terms –as motivated or unmotivated, introverted or extroverted, and so on. As Dr. Subrata Bhow (More)
Addressing common misconceptions about learning to write Early literacy is a complex but important achievement for students beginning grade school. In the latter half of Grade 1 through Grade 2, students begin to make the jump to using their languag (More)
An exploration of students' doodles and 'off-task' activity leads to new perspective on engaging students in Language Arts Students who are ‘doodlers’ may seem to be more focused on anything but their Language Arts work.Yet, rather than seei (More)
Investigating how digital recordings can help students provide helpful feedback during writer's workshops Having students give each other feedback is a feature of many classrooms activities, though one that can be a challenge for young writers, (More)
Helping high school students in urban environments connect their experiences with Humanities curricula Students from all walks of life may hear their community talked about in different ways - but what if this talk doesn’t match students’ ow (More)
5-year research in early years literacy helps students struggling with writing Literacy learning is a complex undertaking for all students. Building fundamental skills in the early years is shown to be essential for later development, as issues (More)