By Mike Thorn, Communications and Marketing Assistant at the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning While attending ISSOTL17, Lucy Mercer-Mapstone visited the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. One of today’s major scholarly voices (More)
University educators’ perceptions and responses to plagiarism Academic dishonesty continues to be a considerable problem in higher education. While initial approaches to responding to plagiarism focused on detecting and punishing offenders, in (More)
The second annual International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating is an attempt by universities around the world to raise awareness about students who hire others to do their work. Sarah Elaine Eaton, University of Calgary On the TV sho (More)
How students' math and gender identities impact their group work  Working in groups can provide social and academic benefits for students, however, these opportunities are not always equally distributed among all group members. Research suggest (More)
Hi there, My name is Mohammad. I am the ePortfolio coach at the Schulich School of Engineering and this is the first episode of a series on ePortfolio. Through this series of posts, I am going to introduce you to ePortfolio and its benefits for your (More)
Principals as instructional leaders in schools In their increasingly complex and demanding roles, principals face numerous challenges balancing their duties as both administrators and instructional leaders in schools. While many principals want (More)
How school system leaders can improve student learning While teachers are known to be the most influential factor impacting student learning and achievement, superintendents and school system leaders can also have a significant influence. Educat (More)
Providing post-secondary ELLs with high quality feedback Formative assessment provides students with feedback that focuses on growth, rather than a grade. Effective formative feedback can help students demonstrate that learning has taken place, (More)
How school leaders and teachers respond to policy and practice change In Singapore, a variety of policy changes have been facilitated over the past few years. Changes to educational policy can have an important influence on practices within school (More)
A look at achievement in contemporary Aboriginal schooling The educational success rates for Aboriginal students is often much lower than their peers. The complex factors that influence this persistent achievement gap have been document in previou (More)
Improving student engagement through the arts and social enterprise Ongoing concerns over student engagement has sparked an interest in alternative learning strategies in schools nationwide. Addressing student engagement through arts-based pedagog (More)
Helping social studies teachers incorporate Francophone perspectives A New Mandate In 2005, an Alberta Education initiative asked all K-12 social studies teachers in the province to regularly engage with Francophone perspectives in their teachi (More)
Making educational law readily accessible and understandable for educational leaders Each province’s statutes and regulations, as interpreted by case law, govern the structure and operationalization of education in each province. Despite their cen (More)
Supporting higher education leaders as they transition into their roles Leaders in academia are crucial to creating vision, setting strategic approaches, and facilitating constructive and positive academic environments. As universities, colleges, (More)
The potential for education to counteract Indigenous sex trade recruitment Young, Indigenous women are significantly overrepresented in sexual exploitation in Canada. Despite comprising between two to five percent of the population in western Canad (More)
The possibilities of learning to teach on a construction site For students training as teachers, their experiences during practice teaching placements help prepare them with the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to succeed in their future ca (More)
Investigating the capacity and potential of Alberta Public Charter Schools Established in 1994, the Alberta Public Charter Schools were designed to enhance choice and innovation in the province’s education. With nearly 8,000 students enrolled (More)