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Counsellors developing and maintaining feminist identities Given the plurality of ideas in feminist theory, developing an identity as a feminist counsellor can also be a complex path. Building from feminist ideology, feminist therapists must und (More)
Coping with bullying: mental health outcomes of students with ASD A research chat with PhD graduate Alyssa Altomare Tell us about your research project. The main goal of my study was to examine how students with Autism Spect (More)
How parents talk to their children about the Fort McMurray wildfire Alberta has experienced several prominent natural disasters in recent years, including the 2013 floods and the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire. Being displaced and disconnected from (More)
Youth transitioning out of the foster care system Transitioning into adulthood can be a difficult time for any young person. For those who are also coming out of foster care, this move into independent living can be particularly tough. The expec (More)
Gaining a broader perspective on technology use in the classroom As digital technology continues to be established in the classroom, more and more teachers, parents, and students see it as an integral part of education’s future. As educational (More)
What the revised Teaching Quality Standard means for new Alberta teachers With the previous version formed in 1997, the 2016/17 publication of Alberta’s Teaching Quality Standard (TQS) marks the first full revision to the document in almost 2 (More)
Student perspectives on the Math 30-1 diploma exam While the Alberta Program of Studies for Mathematics outlines broad goals for developing students’ problem-solving, mathematical reasoning, and attitude towards mathematics, the 12th grade Mat (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)
How Alberta schools are responding to the needs of refugee students Over the past several years, thousands of school-aged Syrian refugees have entered Canada’s education system. Ensuring that schools, classrooms, and teachers are prepared to p (More)
How Alberta’s business schools and faculties are approaching entrepreneurship Although, the concept of an entrepreneurial university was first explored two decades ago, it is still an emerging field.  As part of both business education and entr (More)
Designing assessments for students with mathematics learning disability Students with mathematics learning disability (MLD) face growing challenges in their learning as they age. Students with MLD, or dyscalculia, often struggle with understandi (More)
Successes and challenges with technology en français  A research chat with MA graduate Cam Smith Tell us about your research project. I investigated the beliefs and experiences of French as a Second Language (FSL) teachers (More)
Helping teachers talk about what it means to be a 'good' teacher A research chat with PhD graduate Kimberley Grant Tell us about your research project. My study focuses on the question of what it means to be a 'good teacher' (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)
Creatively engaging students in a school science conference A research chat with EdD graduate David Carlgren Tell us about your research project. My study explored the gap between the science that is conducted in K-12 classrooms and that perf (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)
Investigating the school experience of vegan youths A research chat with PhD graduate Meneka Thirukkumaran Tell us about your research project. My research addressed the assumption of schools as neutral places; specifically (More)
Investigating the factors influencing millennials to leave K-12 teaching Retaining teachers is an ongoing conversation in Canadian education. In fact, 40% of new teachers in Alberta leave the profession within five years – with millennials makin (More)
Evaluating a job exploration program for youth with developmental disabilities A research chat with MSc graduate Amanda Smith-Demers Tell us about your research project. The main purpose of my masters research, was to explor (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)