Congratulations to all Faculty of Education students who are graduating and attending convocation ceremonies this week. Below are a couple of stories that celebrate individual graduates and elaborate on their experience in our faculty.
Growing up on five acres of beautiful farm land in Paisley, Ontario, Breanne Card felt that her backyard was a playground. Being surrounded by woodlands, swamps and gardens gave her an appreciation for nature that would form a foundation for her interest in Forest Kindergarten.
On Friday, April 24, Canadian Parents for French (CPF) held its Annual Awards Ceremony at Government House. Faculty of Education alumni Heather Kenny and Scott Tobin were both presented with the CPF Teacher Graduate of the Year Award. It was not possible to give just one award this year, with the excellence shown by Ms. Kenny and Mr. Tobin in their studies and in the first year of their careers as French teachers.
Congratulations to Dr. Walter Okshevsky, Associate Professor with the Faculty of Education, who will be accepting the Canadian Philosophy of Education Society’s (CPES) Distinguished Service Award at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) 2015 Conference in Ottawa on June 1.
Dr. Darron Kelly, a doctoral student with the Faculty of Education, recently completed his dissertation and it has been recognized as an Outstanding Dissertation related to the field of Foundations of Education by the Canadian Association of Foundations of Education (CAFE).
As the weather heats up in Newfoundland and Labrador, so do issues around student dress codes in our local schools. Each year around this time, we hear student, teacher and public opinions around what students are wearing, but focus is rarely on what teachers are wearing. What happens to individual dress in the transition from student to teacher?