• November 30, 2021

    November 30, 2021

    The Research Hub continues to endow Education grad students with rich opportunities for growth and development. Tania Bakas, graduate student in the Counselling Psychology program, reflects on writing tips shared by Dr. Cher Hill in a recent Hub writing retreat and how these helped her quiet her inner writing saboteur and reclaim her writing flow.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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.