Research Presentations

Faculty Seminar Series

The Faculty of Education's Seminar Series is designed to promote and celebrate the research of members of the faculty. Sincere thanks to the 2015-16 presenters who took the time to share and discuss their research with us. Watch this space in early September for the 2016-17 schedule. See the link below for "Past Presentations" to see recordings of past talks.

Schedule and titles for 2016-17 presentations.

Next Talk: Dr. Deanna Friesen, Faculty of Education

Title:  “Strategies and skills that support successful reading comprehension in bilinguals”

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Location: Room 1010, Faculty of Education

Description: Several years ago, Grosjean (1989) famously wrote that “the bilingual is not two monolinguals in one person”. This statement has stimulated a field of research on how knowledge of two or more languages impacts both language and cognitive processes. In this talk, I will discuss two studies examining how bilingual adults access meaning from print. In study 1, how phonology is used to access meaning was examined by tracking eye movements during sentence reading. In Study 2, reading comprehension strategies were investigated by having bilingual readers engage in “think-alouds” during text reading. In both studies, individual differences in language proficiency, language exposure and executive control will be used to understand how specific bilingual experiences impact reading success.

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Past Presentations

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“The entangled common worlds of children and animals” by Dr. Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Faculty of Education
> View the talk here

"Intercultural Teaching Competence in the Disciplines: Teaching Strategies for Intercultural Learning" by Dr. Nanda Dimitrov & Aisha Haque, Western's Teaching Support Centre.
>View the talk here   Presentation slides

"Becoming an ‘internationally-minded educator:’From teacher education to the international schools sector" by: Dr. Paul Tarc, Faculty of Education, UWO (November 24, 2016)
>View the talk here

"Honouring the Golden Feather: Indigenous oral histories, experiences and critical voices within the Canadian educational context" by: Dr. Erica Neeganagwedgin, Faculty of Education, UWO (October 6, 2016)
>View the talk here

"Ingigenous Pedagogies: Linking Aboriginal Faculty and Community Knowledge Traditions to Classroom Learning" by Dr. Jan Hare, University of British Columbia (November 4, 2015)
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"Promoting and Supporting Mental Health in Schools: A School Effectiveness Imperative" by Dr. Karen Weston, Columbia College (July 24, 2015)
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"Feedback in L2 Writing: Issues, Challenges and Future Directions" by Dr. Icy Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (May 28, 2015)
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"Is Masculinity Changing? Evidence from Qualitative Research on Men's Appearance-related Practices" by Dr. Brendan Gough (May 12, 2015)
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"Development From Below: A Change Maker Journey of Creating Leadership Through Empowering the Indigenous Youth of Balochistan in Pakistan" by Dr. Quratul Ain Bakhteari, Founding Director & President, Institute for Development Studies and Practices
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"Pedagogical Challenges and Possibilities of Everyday Cosmopolitanism" by Dr. Fazal Rizvi, University of Melbourne
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