2017 News

  • Teacher Candidates in China

    July 20, 2017

    Teacher Candidates in ChinaWestern’s Faculty of Education offers Alternative Field Experiences to Teacher Candidates as part of the final year of their program. These Field Experiences are designed to offer an opportunity for Candidates to undertake field placements above and beyond their required teaching practica.

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  • 2016-17 academic year award recipients

    June 14, 2017

    2016-17 academic year award recipientsThe Faculty of Education is pleased to announce the names of our award recipients for the 2016-17 academic year. We are very proud of each and every one of our awardees and congratulate them on their achievements!

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  • Caring for teachers, caring for students

    May 16, 2017

    Caring for teachers, caring for studentsProfessor Susan Rodger worked with teachers from the community and a team from Western’s Centre for School Mental Health to develop Teach Resiliency – an online mental health resource for teachers.

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  • Education researchers receive $1 million to explore mindfulness in children and parents

    March 30, 2017

    Education researchers receive $1 million to explore mindfulness in children and parentsWestern Education professors Claire Crooks and Karen Bax were recently awarded $1 million by the Public Health Agency of Canada to explore those benefits by teaching social and emotional learning techniques, like mindfulness, to children and parents, and studying the resultant outcomes.

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  • Private vs. public education

    February 27, 2017

    Private vs. public educationGlobally, about 250 million children can't read or write after completing four years of school. Evidence shows it made no difference if those schools were public or private institutions; the student outcomes were the same.

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  • Reading to learn, while learning to read

    January 31, 2017

    Reading to learn, while learning to readIf you can read this, odds are, you developed the skill somewhere between the ages of 4 and 9. There’s also a good chance you learned to read (recognizing words and identifying sound patterns) before you practiced reading to learn (reading to gain information).

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