• May 26, 2021

    May 26, 2021

    Thirty Faculty of Education scholars (faculty, graduate students and postdocs) presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) annual conference, to be held online from May 30 to June 3, 2021. Sara Davidson and Fatemah Jalali were serving on the Program Committee, together with colleagues from institutions across Canada. The 30 FoE researchers will speak at 14 paper sessions, 12 symposium panels, two roundtables and one special event for a total of 30 sessions.

  • May 03, 2021

    May 03, 2021

    Experiential, place-based learning can cultivate a connection with the natural world. To address the climate crisis and other ecological devastation, we need to acknowledge and respect the entire more-than-human community—to teach learners of all ages not to be citizens of the economy, but citizens of the planet.

  • April 14, 2021

    April 14, 2021

    Modern education history has been punctuated by many attempts to personalize learning. As another wave of personalized learning rises across North America, including British Columbia, Michael Maser recounts his experiences using this approach to nurture learning and explains why it’s become the focus of his PhD studies.

  • April 06, 2021

    April 06, 2021

    As a physics student, teacher, and science educator, PhD student Solmaz Khodaeifaal redesigns and reconstructs students' physics learning path through the Science Circles Program. Learn how William Pinar's autobiographical method, currere, inspires new ways of teaching physics even to young students, helping them shape a more sustainable world.

  • March 29, 2021

    March 29, 2021

    Did you know the Research HUB offers guided writing retreats for grad students? Available online, the retreats combine long stretches of writing time with short workshops covering various academic writing and research skills. M.Ed. student Sally Ogis describes how these retreats help boost confidence and productivity.

  • December 11, 2020

    December 11, 2020

    There’s no better time to read “Modeling undergraduates’ selection of course modality: A large sample, multi-discipline study” by Kevin O’Neill, Nat´alia Lopes, John Nesbit, Suzanne Reinhardt, and Kanthi Jayasundera. You’ll find this piece in The Internet and Higher Education, one of the top academic journals in online education.

  • November 18, 2020

    November 18, 2020

    At a time when we need community connection more than ever, six faculty members recently shared research at the Faculty of Education’s Faculty Forum about a range of transformative community-engaged research (CER) projects.

  • November 11, 2020

    November 11, 2020

    We are delighted to introduce eight new faculty members who bring diverse academic backgrounds and scholarly interests to the Faculty of Education. On this page, you will learn about their research profiles.

  • October 26, 2020

    October 26, 2020

    Dr. Phil Winne’s webinar on “Learning analytics for self-regulated learning: Frameworks, methods & future work” explores seven challenging questions. The webinar was organized by Division 15—Educational Psychology (American Psychological Association).

  • September 15, 2020

    September 15, 2020

    We can’t pretend that what happens an ocean or a continent away has no impact on where we live. Unless we build relationships with our waters, soils, plants, animals, and birds, “environment” will remain an abstract term with little personal meaning.

  • August 14, 2020

    August 14, 2020

    We’re pleased to announce that 10 faculty members have been awarded SFU/SSHRC Institutional Grants for Spring 2020. SSHRC Small Research Grants support scholarly research in contemporary arts, humanities, and social sciences. Congratulations to the investigators, co-investigators, and students involved in these meaningful research projects.

  • May 26, 2020

    May 26, 2020

    Thanks to the internet and advancements in everyday technology, storytelling can now incorporate unlimited variations in mass multimedia formats. In recent years, storytelling has also leaped into Virtual Reality (VR), one of the most interesting technological advancements to date. Learn more in this article.

  • February 25, 2020

    February 25, 2020

    In 2019, the Frames Film Program (Frames) and the Friends of Simon (FOS) undertook an exciting collaboration to produce a video. More than a marketing tool, the project’s creative output represents a shared commitment to community engagement and youth development.

  • February 14, 2020

    February 14, 2020

    A collaborative project led by Dr. Fels and Dr. Bava in the performative arts program was the focus of This Possible’s Slow Fuse session. Researchers often interpret and write from and about their own experience, but how do researchers bring participants into coding or interpreting these emergent moments?

  • January 16, 2020

    January 16, 2020

    This seminar offers an intriguing discussion around how we understand “posthuman” and whether a difference exists between pre and posthumanism. Gain insights from Dr. Nathalie Sinclair and Dr. Petra Mikulan.

  • January 10, 2020

    January 10, 2020

    Learn about the experiences of four professors from different faculties, who provide their reflections and learning as they collaborated to design and deliver courses together.

  • January 06, 2020

    January 06, 2020

    Dr. Ling explains that a large part of cognitive learning involves how we model the world. Context means everything: part of our evolution and survival as a species is built on our ability to adapt to different contexts. How we ascribe meaning to experiences is critical to our learning.

  • October 10, 2019

    October 10, 2019

    Whether you are pursuing a doctorate or masters, the graduate journey is a rewarding experience. Graduate work opens up new doors into different ways of learning, new windows on research and more importantly, is a time to pursue our interests with depth, guidance and scholarship. Let the Research Hub be part of your graduate journey.

  • October 08, 2019

    October 08, 2019

    The SFU Educational Review Journal, run by Faculty of Education graduate students, promotes discussion and reflection within an inclusive academic community, supports diverse scholarship, and provides a safe space for peer-to-peer dialogue. The editorial team will hold its first-ever Symposium on October 19, 2019 to celebrate the work of its published authors.

  • October 07, 2019

    October 07, 2019

    Dr. Hui Nui, Dr. John Nesbit, Professor Joan Sharp, Qing Liu, and Kenny Teng are all motivated by one compelling question: how can students become better arguers and critical thinkers? Learn about the Dialectical Map (DMap), an argumentation tool developed by a former Faculty of Education PhD student.

  • October 03, 2019

    October 03, 2019

    Dr. Gary Barkhuizen from the University of Auckland discussed a longitudinal narrative inquiry into the identity of a Hong Kong study-abroad student. Drawing on narrative inquiry in applied linguistics, he also referenced his chapter on core dimensions in narrative inquiry in the Routledge Handbook on Research Methods in Applied Linguistics.

  • September 27, 2019

    September 27, 2019

    A new wave of scholars is taking up theories of new materialism and posthumanism in educational research. Jacqueline Barreiro, doctoral candidate in SFU’s Curriculum Theory and Implementation program, is one such scholar whose doctoral research focuses on educational implications of posthumanist theories as pedagogical tools of critique.

  • August 10, 2019

    August 10, 2019

    Gain a deep understanding of Dr. Yaroslav Senyshyn's work as an academic philosopher and an artist through this Fanfare Review of the pianist’s performance of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra.

  • May 30, 2019

    May 30, 2019

    Community engagement is an emerging form of research and practice around the world. Learn more from our conversation with Rachel Nelson, Associate Director of Partnerships & Programs from the SFU Surrey-TD Community Engagement Centre.

  • May 09, 2019

    May 09, 2019

    What’s all the buzz behind the Y Mind Program? The Research Hub team sat down with Sarah Blackmore, SFU MA Counselling Psychology alumna and manager of the YMCA Greater Vancouver Mental Wellness Programs, and with YMCA Director for Strategic Partnerships Samantha Hartley-Folz, to find out more.

  • May 08, 2019

    May 08, 2019

    The Scribjab project offered refreshing possibilities for creating alternate futures through the act of digital story creation, in which young people in particular use their creative voices to craft their own truths and counter-narratives.

  • April 30, 2019

    April 30, 2019

    The SFU Educational Review (SFUEdR) is a double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal welcoming a range of education topics and forms of inquiry into learning and teaching. The editors are excited to announce the newest Special Issue, Performative and Relational Ontologies in Education, which includes such research areas as posthumanism, post-structuralism, and new materiality.

  • April 12, 2019

    April 12, 2019

    This session of the Possible’s Slow Fuse saw another full house as Dr. Kevin O’Neill led an interactive dialogue on the often-used analogy between theatre and teaching. The impressive turnout included cross-faculty representation.

  • March 14, 2019

    March 14, 2019

    Dr. Michelle Pidgeon offered a thought-provoking seminar on Feb. 20 for the From the Ground Up Scholarship Series, organized by the SFU Surrey Faculty of Education. Colleagues from Burnaby and Surrey campus also attended.

  • March 04, 2019

    March 04, 2019

    This Possible's Slow Fuse Dialogue session was a fertile exploration of how the visceral imagination interfaces across different practices: ranging from pen-turning with exotic woods, to teacher education, to dance, to somataphorical inquiry, to questions about the seat of the soul and embodied imagination.

  • February 01, 2019

    February 01, 2019

    Motivated by constructionist theories of learning, Dr. Paula MacDowell developed educational media and integrated technology with curriculum to enhance learner engagement, empowerment, inclusion, and ingenuity. In this interview, she shared more about making AR: a new creative platform for transporting learning beyond traditional barriers of university classroom walls and screens.

  • January 02, 2019

    January 02, 2019

    Dr. Poh Tan explores teaching science through an objective and subjective lens: to nurture and cultivate scientific dispositions of listening, observing, theorizing, and hypothesizing from a place of emotion. Her research methodology uses self-study to understand her own practice and identity as a science educator when teaching science to children.

  • December 11, 2018

    December 11, 2018

    Learning Environment Research (LER) uses research tools to seek students’ feedback about their personal and collective learning experiences in different contexts. Dr. David Zandvleit explains that diverse student experience is one reason for using diverse sets of research tools and protocols in LER.

  • October 31, 2018

    October 31, 2018

    Engaging in teaching and research can take us on many journeys: sometimes personal, sometimes professional, sometimes geographical. In Jennifer Fane’s case, it has been all three.

  • October 29, 2018

    October 29, 2018

    Dr. Masahiro Minami’s act of envisioning the possible—for reconciliation in the aftermath of genocide—has wide-reaching implications. This article provides richness and emotional context for Dr. Minami’s work, which is particularly insightful for anyone working in the mental health field and in counseling.

  • September 24, 2019

    September 24, 2019

    At this From The Ground Up session, Dr. Engida Gebre shared his educational background as well as a bit about his past and current research projects focusing on STEM education, learning contexts, data literacy and representation. Follow the links to learn more about Dr. Engida’s research.