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Spring Convocation 2015

Faculty of Education graduate Ms. Erin Power

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.

 

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Forest Kindergarten

Faculty of Education graduate student, Breanne Card

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.

 

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Canadian Parents for French Teacher Graduates of the Year

Faculty of Education alumni Heather Kenny and Scott Tobin

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. 

 

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Features

Award-winning faculty

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.

 

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Doctoral student recognized for outstanding dissertation

Dr. Darron Kelly with his supervisory team

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).

 

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Teacher dress codes

A student drawing of how a teacher looks.

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?

 

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