November 11, 2013
The Ontario/Baden-Württemberg Program invites applications from researchers at participating Ontario universities for the 2014-15 Faculty Research Exchange. Full information is available at http://obw.ouinternational.ca/ontario-faculty.
The application deadline for the 2014-15 competition is December 20, 2013.
This initiative, which is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Training,Colleges and Universities, offers grants to faculty researchers in all disciplines at Ontario universities to support research stays at universities in Ontario’s partner region of Baden-Württemberg in Germany.
Information on the Ontario researchers and projects supported in 2014-14 can be found at http://obw.ouinternational.ca/participant-profiles-2013-2014.
Similar opportunities exist, thanks to the support of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts, to bring university researchers from there to participating universities in Ontario.
November 4, 2013
Rethinking Global Education for an Indigenist Anti-Colonial Perspective
Dr. George Sefa Dei
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE),
University of Toronto
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Community Room (1139)
Faculty of Education Building
Refreshments will be provided.
Please RSVP to email@example.com by Mon, Nov 18, 4:00 pm.
Abstract: George Dei’s talk will trouble dominant ways of pursuing of “global education” while pointing to the redemptive qualities and the possibilities of such education using an Indigenist anti-colonial lens A learning objective is to present inclusive global education as a ‘right’, i.e., a right to education beyond borders as a component of ‘global education’. A key question is: how do we frame an inclusive anti-racist future and what is the nature of the work required to collectively arrive at that future? Using case material from a 3-year Social Science Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) study on African Indigenous philosophies, the paper points to both the “small acts” and “major acts” of rethinking education. It is enthused that such new rethinking can help subvert the conventional understandings and approaches to global [citizenship] education thereby also challenging the coloniality of the global (Grosfuguel, 2007). It is enthused that global education must echo values that underpin democratic education and society and challenge the harsh competitive individualist models of learning and success that have been instituted through neoliberal value systems of productivity, consumerism, and efficiency. Such education should also help subvert and re-imagine the internalized colonial hierarchies of conventional schooling by promoting Indigenous teachings that focus specifically on social values and community education. Global education must promote a much- needed multi-centric/polycentric education model that recognizes different types of learners, their knowledges and experiences and challenges the Eurocentric model of humanism.
October 28, 2013
A multi-sited international conference in conjunction with the University of Helsinki, Finland, and Taylor’s University, Malaysia will be hosted at the Faculty of Education, Western University. The conference, Intercultural vs. Multicultural: The end of rivalries? will take place February 27-28, 2014. This exciting event promises to be an intellectually stimulating and highly engaging endeavour for both researchers and practitioners.
The organizers are currently accepting proposals in the form of abstracts of 200-300 words (maximum) until December 10, 2013 (extended deadline).
All acceptance notifications will be sent out by January 10, 2014.
Please see below as well as the conference website for more information.
INTERCULTURAL VS. MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION: THE END OF RIVALRIES?
October 28, 2013
The Human Ingenuity Research Group and Researching International and Comparative Education (RICE) present:
Teacher Education in Norway
with a focus on Telemark University College
Dr. Sørebø Gulliksen
Friday November 7th
Faculty of Education Building
Supported by narratives, images and video from the daily life at teacher education institutions in Norway, Dr. Sørebø Gulliksen’s presentation will provide an overview of teacher’s college in Norway today: the types of teacher education programs offered and how they are structured within the education system. In particular she will discuss the unique positioning of arts and crafts education for subject teachers at Telemark University College as well as the importance of hands-on learning in concurrent teacher education. Drawing from the recent literature and her post-doctoral research, Dr. Sørebø Gulliksen will explore some of the main challenges that colleagues at her institution encounter when they plan and deliver this form of teacher education.
October 3, 2013
Faculty members are invited to nominate international visiting scholar candidates for a visit of approximately one month during the 2014 year.
Deadline: October 31, 2013, 4:00 p.m. to Faculty of Education, Research Office (1163)
Amount: Honorarium $5000 maximum; Travel, accommodations & meals $5000 maximum
Purpose: The purpose of the visiting scholar fund is to help to support the research function of the Faculty by bringing an outstanding scholar and researcher to the Faculty.
Eligibility: The host faculty member(s) must be tenured or probationary faculty member(s) of the Faculty of Education.
Note: There are no restrictions as to when the visit must occur and non-summer term visits are encouraged.
Applications and Guidelines…
April 17, 2013
The Royal Society of Canada, the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research are sponsoring a symposium
Brain Plasticity, Learning and Education
June 14 to 16
The University of Western Ontario
For details, see http://www.uwo.ca/bmi/brainplasticity/#june14-16
The meeting will open with registration and a social gathering on Friday evening June 14, followed by two days of talks on Saturday and Sunday June 15 and 16 by leading researchers from Canada and Israel who will discuss the latest insights into human brain plasticity and learning – and the implications of this research for educational practice and policy. Research into basic mechanisms of neural plasticity right through to learning and development will be discussed. The insights into the developing, plastic brain from these multiple levels of analyses are not only informing educators and policy makers, but are also opening up new avenues of research.
On Saturday June 15th there will be a poster session in which researchers and their trainees will be invited to present posters on work related to the themes of the symposium.
April 4, 2013
Discipline, Devotion and Dissent: Jewish, Catholic and Islamic Schooling in Canada
Professor Graham McDonough
Assistant Professor and Associate Fellow
Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, University of Victoria
Doctoral Candidate, Faculty of Education, Western University
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
Room 1010, Faculty of Education
Refreshments will be served
February 26, 2013
Comparative and International Education Speakers Series presents:
Early Childhood Education for Sustainable Development in Japan
Dr. Terue Tomita
Professor, Dept. of Education, National University of Chiba, Japan
Dr. Futaba Nishiwaki
Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Early Childhood Education, St. Margaret’s Junior College, Japan
March 4th, 2013
Faculty of Education, Room 1010
Refreshments will be served.
Description of the talk: At the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002, the Japanese proposed that the 10 years from 2005 to 2014 should be the decade of Education for Sustainable Development. In our presentation, we argue that everyone should work towards a common goal for ESD and we think that the base of ESD is Early Childhood Education. In this presentation, Dr. Nishiwaki will explain the current condition and the issues of “ECE for SD” in Japan using one case study. Dr. Tomita is visiting Canada to research about condition of Early Childhood Education here and will contribute to the discussion. It is expected that through questions and answers, we can view the state of future education in Canada and Japan.